5 Things Friday – 3/16/18

Welcome back to 5 Things Friday 3/16/18! I hope you all had a great week! Please comment with one of your favorite things that happened this week, or something that you are thankful for. 🙂 Every Friday I aim to post about 5 of my favorite things that week. I will try to post one thing for each of these categories: Homestead Garden, Homestead Critters, Homestead Kitchen, Homesteader Entertainment and Personal a thing from my Homesteader life. These may be handy gadgets, recipe’s, quotes or moments in time. I hope you will all share some of your…

The Secret to Easy Gardening, Use Mulch for No Weeding!

In this article, I will explain the secret to easy gardening, no weeding using straw mulch! Gardening should be fun and therapeutic. It shouldn’t be all work! If you are working that hard where it is not enjoyable, you are doing something wrong! Often times, the weeds take over, and that is when folks give up. What if I were to tell you a simple gardening secret? Mulch! Mulch will prevent weeds, and benefit your plants in many ways as well! Use mulch for no weeding, it is the secret to easy gardening! Other articles you may be…

5 Things Friday – 3/9/18

Welcome back to 5 Things Friday 3/9/18! I hope you all had a great week! Please comment with one of your favorite things that happened this week, or something that you are thankful for. 🙂 Every Friday I aim to post about 5 of my favorite things that week. I will try to post one thing for each of these categories: Homestead Garden, Homestead Critters, Homestead Kitchen, Homesteader Entertainment and Personal a thing from my Homesteader life. These may be handy gadgets, recipe’s, quotes or moments in time. I hope you will all share some of your…

How to Use Eggshells in the Garden (to benefit your plants!)

This article will share with you why and how to use eggshells in the garden to improve your soil and benefit your plants! Have you ever wondered how to use eggshells in the garden? Most homesteaders have chickens and a vegetable garden. And most homesteaders like to utilize everything they have on hand. So in this article I will explain a couple of different ways of how I use eggshells in the garden. This time of year, I start saving eggshells in preparation for using them when I plant my tomato seedlings and pepper seedlings. In order to use them…

March Homestead To Do List

So much to do in March! Our March Homestead “To Do” list here at The Reid Homestead is getting pretty long. It has been dry and warm outside for the last 3 days, and that means work needs to get done. Here in the PNW, a dry day is rare and today the sky is the prettiest shade of blue, the sun is out again, and it is supposed to be about 50 degrees! I had intended to work all day today on the blog, but woke up to sheer beauty outside. So. Yeah. I have got to…

5 Things Friday – 3/2/18

Welcome back to 5 Things Friday! I hope you all had a great week! Please comment with one of your favorite things that happened this week, or something that you are thankful for. 🙂 Every Friday I aim to post about 5 of my favorite things that week. I will try to post one thing for each of these categories: Homestead Garden, Homestead Critters, Homestead Kitchen, Homesteader Entertainment and Personal a thing from my Homesteader life. These may be handy gadgets, recipe’s, quotes or moments in time. I hope you will all share some of your Friday Favorites with…