Homestead Blog Hop #200

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Well, after 4 years, I've decided this is going to be my last Homestead Blog Hop. The hop will continue to live...

Homestead Blog Hop #199

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Change is in the air. Public school kids go back to school this week. My family is even falling into a routine...

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetables. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a...
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits with Sweet Honey Butter

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a...

Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Attracting song birds to our yards can help control pests like mosquitoes, while also adding some enjoyable bird watching to our days. Bird seed...

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...

Florida Edibles to Plant in August

Woohoo, Floridians can start gardening again! Welcome to August, the hottest month of the year, but we have gardening to keep us optimistic about fall. So, I think UF may have overlooked the fact that you can't transplant seedlings in August if you don't start the...

Florida Edibles to Plant in July

The planting recommendations from UF for July actually surprise me as I've been told to start tomato seeds on the 4th of July. Otherwise, you can see that there isn't much gardening happening in July. I'm not doing anything this month because of my schedule and the...

Take Control of Meal Time with Freeze Dried Foods