Farm Fresh Food, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Lettuce, Herbs, Green Onions, and Radishes- great fall crops This post in from the archives- and oldie but a goodie! There are some nasty rumors going around about lettuce.  I hear that it is really hard to grow with lots of insect problems.  It has also been said that lettuce grown in Texas tastes bitter… Continue reading Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Faith, Homesteading

The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

The longest night has just passed. Did you feel it? We did, we kept noticing the time, thinking that it should be much later than it was in reality.  The evening wore on with cookies baking, gift baskets being stuffed, and herbed salts, salamoia bolognese, being prepared.  It was a quiet night, the rain that had… Continue reading The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading

Two Brown Eggs, A Leaky Chicken House, & One Happy Duck

I sat down to type up a new post about an hour ago.  Just as I began, I heard the rain begin with gusto.  Sigh...  Guess what I did?  I put on my trust old coat (technically it is my husband's but I have commandeered it as it has a really long waist and covers… Continue reading Two Brown Eggs, A Leaky Chicken House, & One Happy Duck

All Year Round, Farm Fresh Food, For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homemaking, Recipes

Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

As I left out on my morning run, for the first time this year I wore a hooded sweatshirt over my t-shirt and wind-pants with a cap on my head.  For us here in East Texas, that is just almost cold.  I could see my breath but there was no frost on the ground, just… Continue reading Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Chickens Again and Rose Pruning Goats

Each morning I wake up with a very full to-do list.  Everyday I go to bed with a lot scratched off the list and yet at the end of the week there is so much yet to be done.  As I write tonight, I can feel the slight sting on the back of my neck… Continue reading Chickens Again and Rose Pruning Goats

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Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

I am certain that if you have ever had children, grand children, babysat, or visited a friend/family member with children you can relate.  Today as I was harvesting earthworm castings from my earthworm bins outside at my workstation, very loud voices could be heard from within the house.  With only two children left at home,… Continue reading Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

Body Care, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role.  The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine.  One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant.… Continue reading Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

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Off To Whispering Pines (the butcher)

Today was the day!  We have been looking forward to this for months.  Effie the Pig and the heifer ( and I mean that in EVERY sense of the word) went to Whispering Pines today.  Shortly, we will have a freezer full of good clean meat.  Meat having been raised on love, clean water, lots… Continue reading Off To Whispering Pines (the butcher)

Faith, Homesteading

Faith & Farm

As a blogger friend posted about the rain and hay making- which can be very dicey- it occurred to me that anyone who farms has so much to contend with on a day to day basis.  There is the weather, insects that destroy, insects that help, insects that are neither and the job of telling… Continue reading Faith & Farm

Farmgirl Daily, Herbs, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

So How Do You Move A Beehive?

With great care! Of all the moving we have done since March relocating the herb farm, family, and animals- the thing that concerned me the most was moving the bees.  For obvious reasons of safety to us humans but also for the safety of the bees.  We have had our hives for 3 years and… Continue reading So How Do You Move A Beehive?