Category Archives: Uncategorized

Reached 700 lbs, and still picking!

Since the last post, we’ve zoomed past the 509 lbs reached last year, by almost 200 lbs. We’re now at 703 lbs and are still picking items from 30 categories on our updated figure on the Suburban Ton page. How high could … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Garden, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What’s New in June

on June 8th we reached our first pound for the season. It has been a mix of strawberries (regular and alpine), green onions, garlic scapes, variety lettuce, and catnip. And we’ve enjoyed seeing a few roses along the way. I … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Garden, Pallet Projects, Reuse Item Ideas, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PT at the Homestead

PT is for physical therapy. We finally learned in the last month that Mutti’s symptoms were from a fractured pelvis. Her orthopedic doctor was clearly out of touch with how much pain she was in during the office visit, so instead of her … Continue reading

Posted in Event, Garden, Reuse Item Ideas, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

And now for something completely different, the Christmas Chicken

We took a detour from the garden now that it’s winter, and have highlighted some past creative projects related to gingerbread and Christmas. I admit this post is only remotely related to homesteading or Christmas as it highlights a past … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Creative Arts Building: Mutti’s Hand Stitched Quilt

We haven’t highlighted our Creative Arts Building link in a while, so today in celebration of Mutti’s handiwork and the cooler weather, we are featuring a new addition to our slide show. She sewed this bright quilt entirely by hand, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

…And This Little Piggy Won a Silver Key

This prized pink wire pig was made by my niece, Sharon Houchins, in her high school art class. Mutti thought of highlighting it on the Creative Arts Building page, so we’re going to do that too. It won a Silver … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

So, What’s in Season?

The question has nothing to do with catwalk trends and everything to do with fresh produce. I don’t know about promotions for locally grown produce in other states, but Minnesota Grown has a helpful Website that includes a seasonal eating … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment