First frosts, harvests and a touch of Blacksmithing — llewellynhomestead

It finally happened this week… our first frost. It wasn’t the hardest of frosts, but enough to make us realize that the season is slowly fading towards dreadful winter. But, happy thoughts for now… garden harvests tonight! I started with the gardens around the house and we have cucamelons galore: Then, I dug up the […]

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Saving Lettuce Seeds — Farmer Hick’s Homestead

While writing an earlier post on Caesar Salad, I was planning to include a paragraph or two on how to save lettuce seeds. The post got far too long so I divided it into two. Here is that second part. Our lettuce, once again. For those who care to know, the lettuces that grew well […]

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Planting Garlic — American Hoes

When you select garlic to replant, remember this rhyme: EAT the worst, PLANT the best, SELL the rest. Garlic is planted in mid-autumn. The first step in getting your field ready is to plow. Choose a location that is sunny with rich, well-drained soil. First part of planting garlic is getting the field ready. Step […]

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Apple Orchard Started! — New Garden Homestead

We received two of the apple trees that we ordered! The Honey Crisp & Jonathon trees arrived on Saturday. We discussed again the best place to plant them and set to it tonight. We have all this space between the house and the barn/shop that is just ‘yard’. We decided using some of this would […]

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