Homestead Blog Hop #175

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I don't know about the weather where you live, but I'm feeling a definite change in the weather this week....

Homestead Blog Hop #174

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! First of all, yes, Almond had her babies. She had twin doelings. This goat really spoils me with all of the girls...

Homestead Blog Hop #173

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Well, still no goat kids... I think I may have a case of spring fever because I've been spending a lot of time...

Homestead Blog Hop #172

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Things are picking up here at the homestead, and spring is in the air. The gradual increase in daylight hours...
Raising ducks is a beneficial and rewarding experience. Not only are they healthier than chickens, but they tend to be better layers than many breeds. They may just be the ideal poultry for beginning homesteaders.

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I've enjoyed raising ducks. My experience with ducks was extremely limited growing up. I had one...

Green Kid Crafts – $20 off ALL 12-month Subscriptions

If there's one thing I love about being a homeschooling mom, it's finding fun ways to teach my kids. You don't realize just how many learning opportunities exist until you really start looking. Personally, I like using a structured curriculum. I need some kind of a...

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

It's that time of year again; Thomas the Train will be pulling into The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. For two weekends, March 11-12 & 17-19, kids and their families can join Thomas and his friends for a full day of activities, games, stories, and...

Why We Homestead

We all have different reasons for why we homestead. They are what make our journeys unique. They are also what bring us together. It is those reasons that make homesteaders stand out, and what make homesteading such a rewarding experience.  So, what is homesteading?...

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I'm still starting lettuce seeds even...

Florida Edibles to Plant in January

January is the beginning of our warm planting season. Most of these plants will not survive Florida's summer temperatures, so they need to be started early if they are to have enough time to produce before they start to die back. In some cases, the plants will survive...

Florida Edibles to Plant in December

December is an exciting time to garden in Florida if you can find the time with all of the holiday hubbub happening. Don't let the graphic fool you, you can still start collards, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage from seed. You can start onion seeds, but I just buy...

Learning Through Conversation

When someone makes the decision to homeschool, you can pretty well assume they aren't striving for typical learning methods. For some reason, at some point in time, they've decided to go against the grain and take responsibility for their children's learning. The...

Florida Edibles to Plant in November

Lots of fun things can be planted in November. The cool temperatures means greens, broccoli, and peas do well. All of these vegetables grow quickly, so don't be discouraged if it's on the transplant list, but you haven't started seeds. You can also plant their seeds...

Florida Edibles to Plant in October

October doesn't look like it has much going on, but there are still a lot of seeds that you can plant this month. I've recently discovered Mary's Heirloom Seeds, and she provides some very good month-to-month planting guides specific to Florida. As you can see from...

Florida Edibles to Plant in September

September is the first month that we might see evening temperatures low enough to start herbs, greens, and lettuces. They are fast growing plants, so you could start them this month and transplant them a couple of weeks later. Strawberries may be available for...

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