Feed Your Family Year Round on The Homestead Honey Hour!
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a fellow giving a tour of his snowy, Utah garden in February.Astonishingly, it was filled with green, growing edibles.Double-take.I live in gardening zone five.During the winter, my garden lays dormant, sadly vacant and abandoned until the planting madness of spring begins.This is just how it is for gardeners in the North.So, what was this dark magic being showcased on YouTube?Who was this wizard coaxing green shoots, leaves, and plants to live and GROW amidst the snow?!?I had to investigate.Soon, I was rabidly perusing this man’s blog, intrigued by his unusual (in modern times anyway) gardening techniques as well as being thoroughly entertained with his writing style and approach to life.I was hooked.Read more “Winter Gardening with Caleb Warnock: Feed Your Family Year Round!”
Chances are, if you homestead, you also engage in several (or even all) of the following activities: Work off-farm, have a family, take care of livestock, keep a large garden, preserve and put up your own food (and maybe feed for your animals as well), heat with wood, home-school, run a home-business, are involved with your community and/or church, prep for the future, and hopefully pursue a few hobbies and interests in your spare time.
This week’s episode of the Homestead Honey Hour will feature Renée, (or Michigansnowpony as she is known on YouTube) taking your questions on all things homestead related. Renée and her husband Tim have been homesteading for over 20 years on their 10 acre hobby farm. Renée will be answering questions submitted to her channel as well as taking questions from the listening audience, both in the chat room and from folks who call in. So, if you have a question about dairy goats, chickens, meat rabbits, homestead hogs, turkeys, horses, gardening, seed starting, canning, cooking with a solar oven, gardening with raised beds, dehydrating, heating with wood, putting down a shallow well point, and anything else you’ve seen her (and her better half) do on her channel, don’t be shy, call in and ask! Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to get answers to what you need to know before the “busy” season starts!
Homeschooling. If you’re a parent – especially a parent who preps, homesteads, or both — chances are you’ve thought about homeschooling. Maybe you’re homeschooling already.
You’re not alone. There’s more joining the homeschooling camp every year. The National Center for Education Statistics reports 1.7 percent of kids were home schooled in 1999, 2.2 percent in 2003, and 2.9 percent in 2007. In 2011, that figure was at 4 percent. If you crunch the numbers that means the rate of growth in homeschooling is steadily increasing: It increased 29% between 1999 and 2003, jumped to 36% between 2003 and 2007, and between 2007 and 2011, came in just under a 39% growth rate. Listen to this show in player provided—–>Read more “Home schooling, questions and answers with those that do!”