Why Start a Garden Journal?

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by brenda on June 10, 2020

Last night I spent time outside planting zucchini, cucumbers, carrots and dill. Then, I spent an equal amount of time at my kitchen table, journaling what I had planted. This may seem awfully tedious to you, and you might wonder why in the world would I JOURNAL about my gardening? Let me explain. Why You […]

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It’s been a while since I hosted a give away like this! I think these are SO FUN, and I hope you do too! This time, I am giving away some of my favorite homesteading books and a garden tower to THREE LUCKY WINNERS! PRIZE ONE John Seymour’s The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live […]

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A Case For Cooking Whole Chickens

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by brenda on May 5, 2020

With empty shelves at the grocery store, I noticed that many of the convenient cuts of chicken were missing, while whole chickens were still available. It may feel, to some people like there is “No food” left when their only option is a whole bird. Or maybe, that cooking a whole chicken is far too […]

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You know I love farmers. I understand their hard life, and what it’s like to labor all day and into the evening, only to sit at a farmer’s market and make $20. Farming is hard life, and, as I shared before, farmers aren’t rich, at least, monetarily. One thing that farmers are rich in is […]

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35 Vegetables that Grow in 60 Days or Less

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by brenda on April 6, 2020

Sixty-five days. That’s how many more days the Virginia governor, Ralph Northam, has said that we need to stay in our homes because of Coronavirus. I mentioned the other day that the empty grocery store shelves has me wishing we lived on the farm again. Suddenly, I’m researching, “what can we grow–fast?” We have seven […]

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Why I’m “Breaking Up” with Imperfect Foods (Food Delivery Services and Safety)

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I love that I live in a time when food can just arrive on my doorstep. What a gift! It’s making that lazy life I spoke of yesterday so much more attainable. 😉 But really, as a mom of five kids (ten and up!), we go through a lot of food. Grocery shopping usually feels […]

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How Coronavirus Inspires the Homesteader in Me

March 29, 2020

I’m bacckkk! My husband switched the blog back to The Well Fed Homestead today (instead of The Well Fed Home–that title bothered me ever since I switched it). Why I Haven’t Been Writing Here… Guys, I’m crying to be writing here. Here’s why I felt like I couldn’t write here, for so long: We sold […]

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How to Fail at Farming #7

July 17, 2018

I hope you’re enjoying this series! In case you’ve missed the other posts, here are the links to read them: A New Blog Series: How to Fail at Farming (Or, Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Succeed at Farming) Buy a Farm without Considering Your Own Personality and Passions Buy a Farm without Considering […]

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How to Fail at Farming Post #6

July 10, 2018

I hope you’re enjoying this series! In case you’ve missed the other posts, here are the links to read them: A New Blog Series: How to Fail at Farming (Or, Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Succeed at Farming) Buy a Farm without Considering Your Own Personality and Passions Buy a Farm without Considering […]

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New Website Name: Why the Change?

June 30, 2018

Image Source You might have noticed that there is a new name around here. And you might wonder why? I started this blog in 2010, right after we bought a farm and had many visions for how to run that farm! One of my first posts was about how we remodeled our farmhouse kitchen (with […]

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