Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#5)

Welcome to our 5th Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: This week I chose two posts to be featured, both partriotic crafts, just in time to make it before the 4th of July! Our featured posts are: DIY Rustic Wooden Patriotic Stars  DIY Rustic Wooden Patriotic Stars from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee! Reversible Patriotic Table Runner And I also chose this awesome Reversible Patriotic Table Runner from Kristie at Love My Little Cottage! I hope these featured posts will help you get your crafting groove on before the 4th arrives!   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Make Money from Your Produce at Market by Annie at by 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead Six Ways to Preserve and Store Produce by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre Fresh Pack Garlic Dill Pickles Recipe by Lisa at The Self Sufficient HomeAcre   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Thank You! Want to Remember This? Please share the “Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop #5 – Patriotic Crafts” on Pinterest to your favorite gardening, homesteading or blogging board! &nbsp…

Simple Easy No Work DIY Composting (step by step instructions!)

I am so happy to share with you today, my Simple Easy No Work DIY Composting method! This system is perfect for those who are just beginning with composting. Before using this system, the composting just wasn’t happening on our homestead, because I was not turning the pile enough. This system involves no turning of the pile, that is why it is so easy! Once you get the hang of it, you will always have loads of compost at the ready. Other related articles you may be interested in: The Secret to Easy Gardening, Use Mulch for NO WEEDING! How to Build a Straw Bale Cold Frame How to Use Eggshells in the GardenOur favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Equipment Needed for the DIY Composting Bin A heavy duty plastic garbage can with lid, drill, 1/4″ drill bit and bungee cord. Or three garbage cans, or however many you think you will need. I currently use three and this works out well. Usually one can I am adding too, one is resting and being turned into compost, and one I am taking compost from and using it in the garden Three seems to be the right number for me. By the time the 3rd one is full, the first one is almost ready to be used. But you do you. Start with one and see how it goes! DIY Composting Container With the drill, poke lots of holes all over the garbage can. Including the bottom and the lid. Aproximately 8″-10″ apart. Set the can down directly on the earth. Do not set it on anything but the actual ground, you will see why later. Don’t put it up on your deck, or prop it up on…