Gardening & Urban Farming

Finishing the Big Garden 

Where did May go?  Seriously!  We definitely felt the rush of spring planting here on the urban farm!  With so much going on here, I need to apologize for not getting out my weekly blog to you guys for the past three weeks.  Honestly, at the end of the day, I was just so wiped… Continue reading Finishing the Big Garden 

Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget · Living on a Homestead Budget

Kitchen Window Shelf 

There are so many things that I love about our big old 1917 house.  I love that she is 100 years old.  I love her built-ins.  And I love her massive custom windows.  For an older house she has so much light!  Every room has at least one giant window. The only drawback I can… Continue reading Kitchen Window Shelf 

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Dandelion Jelly 

Spring has finally sprung here in Wisconsin!  Birds are singing, my tulips are blooming, and planting season is getting into full swing.  I don’t know about you, but the promise of renewal this time of year gets me really motivated.  I am constantly surprised by the new things that I learn as I delve deeper… Continue reading Dandelion Jelly 

Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget · Living on a Homestead Budget · Money Saving Tips

Roadside Find Turned Coffee Bar!

I’m probably the thriftiest person that I know.  I absolutely refuse to pay full price for anything.  If I can get an item second-hand or as a hand-me-down, that will actually be my first choice.  To that end, finding an item for free on the side of the road gives me untold joy!  You’d probably… Continue reading Roadside Find Turned Coffee Bar!

Gardening & Urban Farming

Garden Update 4.22.17

With never-ending Wisconsin winters being unpredictable as they are, it is been far too long since I have been able to give you a garden update!  With May just around the corner, thank goodness the time has come! Jason and I have been very hard at work expanding and reworking our urban garden.  The expansion… Continue reading Garden Update 4.22.17

Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget · Gardening & Urban Farming · Living on a Homestead Budget · Money Saving Tips

Mason Jar Succulents 

Lately, I really enjoy decorating with mason jars; they are economical, versatile, and made to last.  There are countless ways to incorporate them into your decor, especially if farmhouse style is your goal (check out what I did in my kitchen here: Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Kitchen Organization.)  We were shopping for garden… Continue reading Mason Jar Succulents