“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. ” ~Abraham Lincoln
Happy fall, everyone!
Doesn’t it seem like every fall we homesteaders are bombarded with a slew of last minute projects, a flurry of canning & planting and extra activity to get prepared for the winter? Seems like the “to do” list keeps get longer and longer! Cross one off and add a half dozen others!
On the farm front, the garden is looking a little “ratty” in some places; but, we are certainly being blessed with a late summer harvest of tomatoes, eggplant, squash, limas, green beans and peppers! Still harvesting figs, strawberries and, now, the guavas are starting to ripen.
The new composter is built and the passive compost pile in the back corner of the property has been entirely emptied. Dirt has been put up in large 50 gallon drums (soil for next year!)
I look forward to the cooler weather since I have a bad case of knitter’s itch! Sis has been hard at work with transforming the middle bedroom into a multi purpose craft/music room and library. Pictures to come! I am hoping that it will get LOTS of use when the cold and darkness draws us inside. We can tackle some crafty projects over the long winter.
We are stocking our store with a fall selection of SEEDS and just got another shipment of homestead helpers — CANNING KITS and all sorts of FOOD PREP HELPERS Don’t forget, you can drop by our front porch farm stand, too! We are open Sun-Fri 10am – 6pm and, since the business is growing, we are growing into more of a collective as we are now offering other organic produce from local farms.
Are you playing our Guessing Game? If not, head on over and guess how much poundage of squash is on the table.
Here’s a little picture tour of the what’s growing in the garden
As we wrap up summer of 2011, and reflect on our endeavors of the past year and goals for 2012, we ask our readers what 2012 goals do you have in mind?