Archive for the ‘Homestead Happenings’ Category

July’s Garden 2016

The garden is growing quickly now.  Here is our progress this month. We had some rabbit issues so we started bordering the garden with rocks to keep them from digging. Cushaw Squash is starting to grow. The corn started to tassel when it was only knee high. I just love the huge squash flowers. The […]

Juice Jelly – Can It Forward Day – July 22nd, 2016

Earlier this year, I looked up the dates for the 2016 Can It Forward event and thought I had plenty of time to plan for this.  Can It Forward is a yearly event where people all over the world can and watch videos on canning to learn.  I love all the videos but also enjoy […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Today is the day we make more taco seasoning mix.  We prefer not to purchase the premade packages at the store, instead we make our own. Please follow and like us:

June’s Garden and Soil Testing

We are still learning a lot and this year our lessons have been plentiful.  Being so eager to get the homestead rolling, we got our seeds out and when it was time, we rushed out to put them in the ground.  Then we waited…..and waited…. and waited.  Lesson one:  Test your soil and amend it […]

Plant-Based Meal Plan 5/9/2016

My weight continues to climb.  I’m stepping up my activity and only bought one processed food this week.  It was the veggie dogs my son has been asking for, which made it easy for him to make them on Mothers Day, so I got the night off from the kitchen.  We also had a splurge […]

Lentil Shepard’s Pie

When we first switched to plant based meals, we started off by adjusting some of our favorite meals to fit the new lifestyle. Comfort foods, such as Shepard’s Pie, made it easier on us.  Often I don’t use a recipe or I look at 3-4 recipes online to get a feel for the ingredients and […]

Wildlife on the Farm

Spring is here and the wildlife is out and about. Please follow and like us:

Plant Based Menu Plan 5/3/2016

Even the best laid out plans don’t always go through as desired.  Menu planning is the same way.  Please follow and like us:

Weigh in and Plant Based Meal Plan 4/25/16

This weekend I had been thinking about how our diet has changed since we went plant based.  We started out great and excess weight dropped off.  But recently we have been eating more “meatless” processed foods.  The result is slower weight loss and I’m just not feeling as healthy.  So this week, I’m pulling us […]

Plant-Based Meal Plan 4/20/16

Sometimes life sends you unexpected curves.  We just learn to go with the flow. My company didn’t make it last week due to a family emergency.  So many of the meals we planned for last week will be carried over to this week since I had bought a lot of supplies.  I will still be […]