Well, it's fall on the farm and the chores have changed with the season and the lesser day light has us rising earlier and going to "roost" earlier too. In the early mornings before the sun has come up over the ridge and the air is still crisp and frosty, I go out to gather kindling from the woodshed, the smell of hickory wood smoke and the sounds of farm around me- wild turkeys gobbling in the woods and the horses neighing at me from the barn and pastures- I love this time of the morning.
Mama has kept busy these past months drawing and re-drawing the Homestead Blessings Coloring Book.Every page is hand sketched and is a work of homesteading art- each drawing reflecting our life on the homestead and many drawings are memories and have stories behind them. We are very excited about it being finished and available now, just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
You did a beautiful job, Mom!
Earlier this fall we spent some time on the back roads up on the ridge tops gathering wild muskadine and fox grapes.
We made quite a few jars of jelly from these gatherings.
Hello, Everyone. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. We are very excited about this video and hope you are too! The garlic seed, the clove, can be planted now in most areas-but try to get it in before Thanksgiving so you can have nice garlic to harvest by June or July. Garlic is a blessing and can be used as a food and a seasoning-but it's also the world's best natural infection fighter. Garlic can also deter insects so it makes a great border for your garden.
Many Homestead Blessings, Vicky
P.S. Tips: -When grown together, garlic and tomatoes benefit each other! -Plant garlic where no member of the cabbage family grew the year before. For recipes using garlic check out our Herbs DVD and homestead blessings cook book.