Tracking Your Homestead Garden Harvest Tally

Today I am excited to share how and why I keep track of my Homestead Garden Harvests! Do You Track Your Garden Harvests? How many of you have thought of tracking your homestead garden harvest? For the last number of years, I have been weighing mine, and logging the results in a spreadsheet. I was initially inspired to do so by Mavis over at One Hundred Dollars a Month. One year she grew over 2,000 lbs! It is fun to see how much food you can grow, and this is an excellent way to keep track of it. I…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#2)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Our first week last week was a big success! 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: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It was difficult…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#1)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I am so excited to share this brand new Blog Hop with you all! I am one of the hosts, and we will be posting this every Tuesday! 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! Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead…

The Easiest Way to Preserve Berries, Freeze Them! (step by step instructions!)

Don’t let your berries go to waste! If you can’t use them fresh, simply freeze them! Berry season is right around the corner, and in this article we will teach you the easiest way to preserve berries, freeze them! Freezing berries this way allows you to grab just what you need, when you need them, all year long, and it is super simple to do. Learn how to freeze raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and more! Other articles you may be interested in:The Easiest Way to Preserve Beans Benefits of Freezing your Tomato Harvest How to…

How to Harden Off Your Seedlings (a must do step before planting in the garden!)

This post explains how to harden off your seedlings and why it is very important to do so before planting them in the garden! Have you grown your own vegetable starts by seed? Or flowers? Have you spent months taking care of them? Are you excited to plant them out in the garden? DID YOU HARDEN THEM OFF FIRST?!?!? Please read on to find out more about this critical step that many new gardeners are not aware of. Other related articles you may be interested in: Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment Seed Starting 101: Winter Sowing How to…

How to Build a Straw Bale Cold Frame

Make a simple DIY straw bale cold frame using old windows, to either harden off your plant starts or to extend your growing season! Today I am going to share with you how I created more room for my plant starts. My growing rack was getting full, and I came up with this simple DIY project, making a straw bale cold frame with old windows we had lying around. Articles you may be interested in: How to Harden Off Your Seedlings Simple Easy Gardening, Use Mulch for No Weeding! Seed Starting 101: Winter Sowing Our gardening and homesteading favorites in…