Since Facebook has decided that blog pages no longer exist and is now showing my posts to almost no one, I thought I would start a new post here on the blog on Fridays showing you a little snapshot of our homesteading life , plus some other fun goodies. In the comments you can share what you’ve been doing this week around your rural or urban or city homestead!
Above you can see my peas in the garden! They are several inches tall already and looking great. My onions are looking good as well and this week I planted everything else since the danger of hard frost is finally past. I’m so excited about my garden and canning season!
We started back on our renovations this week as we realized a 2nd bedroom would be a really good thing to have! The 2nd bedroom in the farmhouse is located under the landing so the underneath of the staircase is in there. It also houses the washer and dryer, it’s a busy room! The underneath of the staircase was totally enclosed with walls, we tore it open to open up the room and found a few of the stairs were darker and more oily than the rest and also had really old nails in them. It must have been used as a closet a long time ago. I love that the backs of the stairs are wore smooth and have the oils from someone’s hands on them still. That’s day to day history right there. 🙂
We wondered what this tree was all winter when it had no leaves. It’s very large and rather bushy. This spring the leaves unfolded to be a beautiful maroon color and it just blossomed with some lovely dark purple flowers. Our guess is that it is a very old crab apple tree but we will find out soon! My hubby is already looking forward to crab apple jelly!
I picked up some very nice blueberry plants a few weeks ago and they are doing so well! I think they are 2nd or 3rd year plants based on how big they are and this week they produced some pretty little flowers so I’m crossing my fingers for blueberries! I can already taste the cobbler….
Friday has been “deals day” for quite some time here but if you haven’t been getting our posts on Facebook you might have missed it! Today I’ve rounded up some great free ebooks (Clean Eating, Survival Pantry, Healthy Snacks for Kids, and more!), a special deal on Women’s Day Magazine, a few great prices on some household goodies, and a couple other freebies. Click here to see all the deals today.
What is growing on your homestead this week?