Category: Farm & Garden

Apple Time

Apple Time

Now that Fall is upon us, it’s apple time; apple harvesting time, that is!

apples, apple, apple peeler, apple corer, apple slicer, apple time

One reason we wanted to start homesteading was to spend more time together. Recently, we spent an entire Saturday picking apples from our trees and processing them. It was actually harder work than we thought it would be! Well… for Saira anyway.

Moving to this sort of lifestyle is quite an adjustment; you actually have to work for what you want. Well, work in a different sort of way.  It may seem “easier” to drive to the store, buy some apples, applesauce, dried apple slices, etc. But when you purchase everything you want or need, you are trading your time for money and money for those things.  By doing as much for ourselves as we can, we are still trading time, but not just for money. We are spending that time together, making the things we want, together, rather than spending the majority of our time apart, at work. And isn’t your time more valuable than money?

OK – rant over! Back to the topic at hand – Apples!

Read More Read More

How to Propagate Strawberries

How to Propagate Strawberries

Propagating Strawberries, Strawberry, strawberries, plant, plants, strawberry plant, garden, gardening, propagating, runner,How to Propagate StrawberriesStrawberries are one of the easiest plants to grow. As long as you are adequately watering them, they do not need much attention. The best part of growing strawberries is that they naturally want to spread and reproduce. This can be annoying if they are not properly contained and begin consuming areas that you don’t want them to. However, if your goal is to reproduce your strawberry plants, then you’re in luck because this post will cover just that: How to propagate strawberries.

Read More Read More