Farm life can ruff. So much has happened since my last post. I started a new job and I an learning to be a dialysis nurse. I have had a heart attack and triple bypass, and a few other health mishaps we shall call them. But I am still here, kicking and finally getting the … Continue reading A Real Update
I am not looking to change a business, society, etc. I am looking to change the way I live personally. That includes how I eat, think, buy and sell. Do I hope that others will join me? Of course, but this is really about my personal journey to live a quiet, peaceful life. What do … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Change
Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. There really is no debate on which you should choose. There are somethings are safe to water bath can but everything can be pressure canned. Why can't I water bath can low acid foods? My grandma … Continue reading Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning
Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. Did you know that you can start your garden even if you are on food stamps? Yes, any seeds or plants that are edible can be purchased with your EBT card. You can use containers and … Continue reading Did You Know?
Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis L. Plant Family: Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, and … Continue reading Calendula Flowers
What makes red sex link chickens special? They are easy to sex as chicks. Pullets (baby hens) are shades of red and the cockerels (baby roosters) are shades of lighter colors. Why is this is important? Most people want hens primarily. Hens are where we get eggs. Roosters sole purpose is if you want fertilized … Continue reading Red Sex Link Chickens
There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name. Single Sustainable Mom I have spent … Continue reading Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead
Battle Cat says that he is ready for spring too! He has cat business to attend to and you just can't do that when it is cold and wet out. If I haven't introduced him yet to you all he is 1/3 of the Salt & Pepper Gang. The other two members are … Continue reading 5 Tips for Garden Planning
Middle Ground By the time we are to our halfway point in our five year plan our grocery bill should be cut in half. We should have enough produce that that should be off our list. The house repairs/remodels should be complete. And livestock should begin to be established. Livestock will include cows, chickens, rabbits, … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead Coming Part 2
We are getting ready for spring. Planning our garden, orchard, chickens, and house repairs. 2019 promises to be an exciting year on the farmstead.