This year, our gardens produced an amazing amount of tomatoes in our new large raised garden beds. After harvesting hundreds and hundreds of tomatoes, it was time to get to canning. I prefer to do simple tomato canning and leave
We aren’t on the frontier but we have a strong desire to live more simply, Some call it urban homesteading, we call it The Curious Road.
It has been a whirlwind of activity here on The Curious Road homestead this spring and summer. Just like the different seasons of growing, the activities we focus on at our homestead vary with the weather. Here are some exciting updates about our gardens, preserving food for the winter, and our two new family members!
Our raised garden beds from last year did so well that I decided to put in some larger raised garden beds this spring. This is how I built our larger sized cedar raised gardens. Building these garden beds is a great and simple DIY project that can easily be accomplished in an afternoon. I chose to …
A three-bin composting system is a wonderful way to create compost and looks attractive. With the wonderful spring weather we have been having I had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with this project. If you are looking for a fun and easy DIY project, a three-bin composting system is a great beginner project.
Here in the north, the snow is finally almost gone and seeds have begun to arrive. While we are still a long way from planting in the ground, now is a great time for indoor seed starting for many plants. Since I am doing my seed starting for our homestead, I decided to write this …
Winter in the north brings many of the homestead activities I have been learning to a halt or crawl. Naturally many of my recent posts have been about robotics and tech but learning about homesteading continues in the cold winter months. Here are how some of the homesteading activities have been doing in these cold winter months.