Yesterday it rained (at times torrential) buckets, we got over 2 inches! What a tremendous blessing – great for the garden!
Around the urban homestead we’ve been busy. There’s so much to do, I can’t even begin to start. Spring is so about “happenings” don’t you think? And we are ready to roll… are you?
Oh, and before I post another pictorial dispatch, seems have to clear up a few things.
Folks have been commenting and emailing asking for us to post recipes – like the Three Citrus Marmalade we just made. Though the recipe wasn’t posted in the post per say it’s there! Since I only linked to the recipe we used.
And there’ also been a few who wondered where they can buy the ollas – once again the word “olla” in posts are in fact linked to the source.
So, if you see green colored underline wording therein probably lies the answer all your questions!
Portablella mushrooms popping up
And in a weeks time – ready for picking and eating.
Late winter garden, raised beds filled with broccoli, onions, chard, cabbage, radishes, garlic and all types of salad greens
Lettuces and greens
Ok, I don’t know what it is – stars aligned or something. But these year the radishes taste out of this world. No joke! The are so sweet and juicy – almost like eating an apple. These days you can catch me popping these beauties in my mouth – a little dirt and all.
Remember all these gorgeous vegetables you see here can be purchased via our online seed store – FreedomSeeds.org
Potato harvest – we had these tender, creamy beauties with some homegrown broccoli and meyer lemon, herb butter. More about our meals here on the urban homestead in an upcoming weekly meal wrap up!
and sleepy ones
This is what goats do MOST of the day! What a life I tell you!
Oh, Blackberry you look so cute! Did you hear me? I just said “what a life” you lazy daisy!
Hey what about me? Yeah, so what about you your ladyship?
Going to say something there Fairlight, huh, speak up, we are listening!
Muffins cooking in the solar oven
Ollas are here!
Last week we finally got our spring shipment of ollas (there are now in stock on PeddlersWagon.com)
When the ollas come we gals go shopping! Yeah “shopping” — urban homestead style.
Seriously, since these babies are packed, wrapped in second hand clothing and we gals pick thru and find duds that fit us.
There were a few scores in this batch. We got a few nice long sleeve shirts, long pants for us and flannels for the guys. And for the clothes we can’t fit, we re-use in packing/shipping these ollas out.
Front yard farming
Backyard intensive production
Central planting station! Getting ready to make some soil blocks
Thanks to the guys hard work over winter, we have a new garden shed and potting table/area!
Farmer Justin gets out the ol’ soil block (we’ve had that thing for over 15 years – one of the best investments we’ve ever made!)
Like to get your own nifty soil block maker? They are in stock and flying off the shelves!
I lend a hand, or two, and in my apron pocket are a bunch of labels that I scribbled.
In one day we make up a few hundred soil blocks and planted squashes (winter & summer), pole beans, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant and more!
What a relief that planting day was, not only was it fun to get your hands dirty (three days later I still have dirt under my fingernails!). We had been so busy with other projects but we had to get seeds in and now! Whew, now with a jump start on plantings I can sleep a little better at night.
The cabbage heads are growing bigger and more gorgeous by the day. I am so proud of Farmer Justin! These head are so beautiful I am going to hate to eat them.
Remember all the vegetables you see here are from our little seed company, Freedom Seeds – profits help support this site too.
Are you growing Freedom Seeds? Care to share how well they are growing for you?
Bee on flowing broccoli
And apple blossoms.
Spring is here!
Weekly Meal Wrap Up x2 and details for a GIVEAWAY in March!