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Summer 2015 homestead gardens

Summer 2015 Homestead Updates

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!

three-bin composting

Three-Bin Composting

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.

winter DIY greenhouse

Winter Homestead Update

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.

Vermicomposting bin with worms

Vermicomposting

Mid November and the compost tumblers are already frozen solid.  I want to keep composting through winter and I had been meaning to figure out vermicomposting so there was only one thing to do. Build a worm bin!