I am not spending a lot of money on seeds this year, and I hope never to again. Seeds are pretty cheap, over all, but they can add up over time. Here’s how I keep seed costs down.
Sometimes I think you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at my current homestead that I’ve actually done most of this stuff before. I’ve got several years of gardening experience, I’ve kept food producing animals (well, just bees), and I’ve been around the composting block a few times before too. But everything is different in this home, and I feel like I’m learning it all from scratch.
It snowed today, and I’m thinking about my garden. Curled up under a heated blanket, with Freja asleep in my lap, and Elijah snuggled up next to me watching Iron Man, today is the perfect day to get started. This is what homesteading is all about. A good garden is the cornerstone of a homestead.
I’d like to get a few things out of the way as I start this blog. I am not doing this to paint a portrait of my perfect family. We are not perfect, not as a family, nor as individuals (although in my somewhat biased opinion, Jeremy comes pretty close). I read a lot of homesteading and natural living blogs that do a pretty good job of painting a perfect picture, and a lot of criticisms of those blogs for doing so. I’m sure those families and bloggers lives are not as picturesque as they seem. Everyone puts their best foot forward when in the public eye. But it is not my intention to do that.