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New Plans For Our Backyard Homestead!

Our lovely, Butterfly bushes. So, last time I put a blog up on this subject it was about tilling our straw bale beds, and getting ready for our Spring garden. However, many things have changed since then in our lives, and we’ve come up with a new plan! Will There Be A Garden or Chickens?… Continue reading New Plans For Our Backyard Homestead!

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“Deconstructing Straw Bale Beds, and Preparing Our Garden For Spring.”

Straw bales, before and after tilling. Finally, we picked out the last of the tomatoes (most were green) and ripped up the straw bale raised beds! Once they were up and the bale strings were taken off, we tilled our whole garden section up! Hoping We Wouldn't Hit Any Unwanted Nests In The Bales: After… Continue reading “Deconstructing Straw Bale Beds, and Preparing Our Garden For Spring.”

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“First Year Garden Update: September 2021”

Our garden beds. What We Planted: Tomatoes plants Yellow Onions (bag of started, baby onions)Pickling Cucumbers (planted from seed)Garlic (cloves, not seeds)Carrots (planted from seed and starts)Lettuce (planted from starts, and seed)Spinach (planted from seed)Swiss Chard (planted from seed)Strawberry plantsBell Peppers plantsCayenne Pepper plantsJalapeno pepper plants What Thrived vs What Didn’t: Our lovely Tomatoes. Our tomatoes… Continue reading “First Year Garden Update: September 2021”

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“Farm Dogs: LGD vs Herding Breeds”

My old boy, Doc. He was an amazing example of the Aussie breed. I had to bring up the farm dog topic considering dogs have been a big part of my life, and eventually will be a big part in the protection of our future farm (and family). There are two main types of farm… Continue reading “Farm Dogs: LGD vs Herding Breeds”

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“Straw Bale Garden. How it Worked and Total Cost.”

If you’ve read my introduction post, you know that this is our first year of a full garden. We were starting with a complete blank space. Originally, when deciding on a type of raised bed we really wanted cost-efficient, raised beds that did the job and also that looked decent enough. After running across a… Continue reading “Straw Bale Garden. How it Worked and Total Cost.”