We have several different varieties on our homestead, so that we have raspberries all season long. Each variety needs to be pruned once a year, but the methods for pruning of Summer-Bearing Raspberries and Ever-Bearing/Fall-Bearing Raspberries are very different. The timing is important to get the most from your raspberry plants. Tips: If you are planting two… [Continue Reading]
One of the joys of homesteading, making plans for a new year. I get so excited in January. This is the time we make our big plans for the rest year here on Mama’s Homestead. My husband and I get the kids involved in the planning, so they will be able to do these things… [Continue Reading]
Hardening off seedlings is a time to transition seedlings you have started indoors before planting them in your garden outside. If you were to take the seedlings you start indoors and plant them directly in to your outdoor garden, they may be severely stunted or they may not survive at all. Your seedlings need to slowly adapt… [Continue Reading]
Over the past few weeks, we have been starting seeds to later plant in our vegetable garden. The kids love to get involved with this process. They help plan, plant, and water the seeds and excitement boils when the seedlings start to pop through the soil. So far, we have started tomatoes: Roma, Big… [Continue Reading]
The best way to prepare a garden for planting is to improve the soil by adding organic matter. When you improve your soil, it will be easier to dig and turn, have more nutrients for your plants, and hold moisture better. Your garden soil will be full of living organisms and nutrients that will promote… [Continue Reading]
6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Vegetable Garden: Garden Size- How big is your vegetable garden going to be? If you know the answer to that question you are off to a good start. If you have not answered this question, you will need to work backward. Ask yourself three things:… [Continue Reading]
From My Homestead
I have been asked for a gluten-free version of my meatloaf. I didn’t have one, so I came up with one. Here it is! I love it! Plus, it’s way healthier than my original recipe, which is also delicious.
Easy, Fresh Blender Salsa Recipe for Kids.
I wanted a way for my kids to make salsa on their own, so I came up with this easy salsa recipe they can make in the food processor or blender. It takes less then a half an hour to put it together.
We used to buy instant oatmeal in those little just-add-boiling-water/ or microwaveable packets.
I taught my kids how we made oatmeal when I was a kid. They couldn’t believe the difference in the flavor. The stuff in the packets doesn’t come even close. This is made with real fruit, real sugar, and nothing artificial.
I have been using this Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe for many years. We never buy the packet from the store. It is MSG free and so much healthier for my family.
This beer bread recipe isn’t exactly that easy, but it is very close and way cheaper. I make this recipe when I need a quick yeast bread that doesn’t take all day to make.
When I was a newly married woman, many years ago, I was told every family needs their very own homemade meatloaf recipe. I found a recipe in my first cookbook, a “Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.” The meatloaf recipe said”Create Your Own Meatloaf” and boy did I. After lots of trial and error,… [Continue Reading]