I never guessed back in 2012 what this would become. I set out to chronicle our adventures in homesteading. To create a template and how-to that we wish we had. We weren’t able to find information on how to farm … Continue reading Farmgirl School; Homesteading 101 (now available on Amazon!)
Hugelkultur gardens. Heck, that is just fun to say! This German word means “hill culture”. It is an easy form of raised beds. Some beds can be seven feet tall! Logs and branches are your foundation. We have branches piled … Continue reading Hugelkultur Gardening
I would cordially like to invite you to the Colorado Springs Home and Landscaping Show this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you love decorating, improving, gardening, and events as much as I do, you will love this show! HGTV, … Continue reading Farmgirl School Live!
Every year’s garden is different. As soon as you think you have it figured out, the next year throws you for a loop. This is why becoming a professional farmer can cause severe anxiety issues. There is no control. Over … Continue reading Farmgirl Gardening Series Week 12
One thing to remember while gardening in the high plains is that one needs to add a full 2-4 weeks onto the supposed harvest date on the seed packets. I have never had a radish ready in 21 days. I’ll … Continue reading Farmgirl Gardening Series (First Week of June Checklist)
Well, it’s Memorial Weekend. If you are following along, this is what your garden might look like: Potatoes, onions, garlic are shoving through the straw. Kale, chard, collards, mustards, lettuces, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, pak choi, and spinach are … Continue reading Farmgirl Gardening Series Week 6 (Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants)
Lisa came over to get some herbal medicine. I walked her through the gardens and we gushed over how incredible all of our respective plantings are doing this year. This is my first year farming a quarter acre and she … Continue reading Save Some For Me!
I cannot believe how amazing my quarter acre garden is this year. Twenty years of gardening, and I finally have the garden I thought up in January! At this altitude, I have never seen corn over seven feet tall as … Continue reading Colorado Oasis
6500 feet above sea level. 17 week growing season. Water bill through the roof. Knee high by 4th of July. Folks, I think we are going to have corn this year! (Not the gnome sized stuff we had last year….) Continue reading Knee High by 4th of July