March Homestead Happenings

Hey friends, and welcome to the blog. I hope your day is filled with our Father’s love!

Yesterday I filmed a short garden tour to share on my YouTube channel next week. There isn’t a whole lot going on yet, but my garden is coming to life! I especially love seeing the perennials I planted last year pop their heads out of the soil.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a March Homestead Update, and I wanted to share it with you today.

What do you have going on at your homes? Spring is such a lovely time of year, and I’m so happy it’s here.

This morning I might try to plant some zinnia seeds before taking my children to their violin lessons. I also hope to tidy up the house and get chili in the crockpot. Chili is such an easy meal to serve after spending the afternoon away from home.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends. Have a lovely day!

Blessings, Nicole

Outdoor Problems from the Extreme Cold + Spring Plans

Hello friends, and welcome. Today I wanted to share a little bit about our homestead. Since we are in the off season, I haven’t been talking about it that much.

We did experience a few problems during the recent cold snap, however. I also have been thinking through a few plans for spring, and I share one of them in the above video.

I love our little homestead, and I’m so thankful the Lord blessed us with it.

I can hardly wait until spring comes and we start spending more time outdoors.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the video!

What I Preserved This Year | My First Year Canning!

What a year it’s been! It has been a huge season of learning for me. For the past several years, I have tried to grow more of our own food, and now it is time for me to learn how to preserve it!

Click on the above video if you would like to learn more about what I preserved this year. It was my best year by far! I pressure canned produce for the first time ever. I was scared to do it, but it turned out to be pretty simple.

I purchased two electric pressure canners to do the job. I was a little nervous to pressure can on my glass stove top, so I thought electric pressure canners might suit my needs better. So far, only one jar did not seal properly out of probably 150 or so. I am fine with that!

How do you preserve food? Please feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below. I would love to hear them!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a blessed day!