Domain Expiring–Blog Shut down

Hello everyone, I wanted to thank you all for joining us on our journey. We will be continuing to homestead, but I’m afraid we don’t have the time or the financial resources to continue running this blog. I’m sure it’s been fairly obvious that I haven’t had time to be writing here and now with…

Why is everything spiraling out of control?

I’m not sure what to do anymore. Justin and I are extremely tight with our money and we never spend it needlessly. Even with his job and me selling from the bakery, selling my pottery and doing freelance illustration (yes I work all three of those jobs constantly), we can’t seem to catch a break….

Pottery Studio Week 1

Hey all! Well I feel like I’m actually accomplishing something! I’ve been getting a bit of work done in the studio while still running on minimum supplies and tools, but I’m making progress. The worst part so far has been the never ending supply of insects. We’ve had nothing but extremely hot, dry weather so…

The Pottery Studio

It’s finally here!! I’m back in production after almost 2 years of no pottery!! Ever since that monster of a prof I had at EMU drove me out of her program. Well joke’s on you! I’ll be a successful potter without her approval. There is still a shelf to be moved, glazes to be made,…

Egyptian Walking Onions Available

Hello All! Wanted to let you know that the Egyptian Walking Onions are available on my Etsy shop! There is a very limited amount, so grab them while you can! I’m asking $5 for 10 bulbs. I’ll send extras with every order as well!! These won’t be available again until next summer! Once you get…

Let’s Play Catch-Up!!

Hey Everyone! Well, it’s been a little over a month since I last posted and for good reason!! It’s been absolutely crazy around here! Before I show you what the garden looks like, I’ll update you on what’s been going on. As you can imagine, all of May was dedicated to planting, rototilling new gardens,…

We are still alive!!

Hey all,   You would not believe the crazy shit that’s been happening around here. I will be posting up again soon. Rest assured we are all alive and well, just crazy busy!!

Sunday on the Homestead

Hello from the Goldenrod Homestead! Well, we’ve had an extremely busy weekend, so I’ll give you some updates! New Stove! As I mentioned in my last post, our stove went to hell this past week, leaking propane all over the house. Needless to say, we had to replace it and thanks to an overage on…

Dodged a HUGE bullet

Hey Everyone, So, a month or so ago, we finally finished paying off that god forsaken well pump we had to replace. Awesome right? I’m glad it’s finally done. We finished that only to do taxes and find out we owe $942 to the government because Justin’s work accountant messed up his paperwork and put…

The Cold Is Finally Over

Hey all, Well finally, the cold here is done until next winter. It’s not supposed to drop back into the 50’s again. That means I can start putting all my plants in whenever I want to, which will be soon. We’ve already got the hay field planted, the strawberries and the asparagus. We just put…

Facebook Groups Are Terrible

Hello all, So a few months ago I joined about 10 different homesteading facebook groups. I was thinking that they would have lots of people to talk with who were like-minded, sharing of information and really helpful things in general. I WAY overestimated the power of people on the internet. Jack Spirko (whom I enjoy…

More Chicken Eggs!

Well I know I posted the other day to let you know we got our first chicken egg! Since then we’ve gotten another three! You know what that means? At least two chickens are laying! If you look at the photo above, the lightest egg was our #2 egg, most likely from the same chicken…