Preparing for New Bees

Preparing for New Bees


The Good, Bad and Edible on Weeds

The good, bad and edible on weeds.  When you have a large area to maintain keeping things beautiful but manageable is a challenge. The best way to manage large spaces is to reevaluate your opinion on weeds.  For the most part people have adopted the view that weeds are ugly, unnecessary and should be done…

Saving the Bees

Saving the Bees. Helping the Bees. Supporting the Bee’s. All are very important to us on the Farmstead. One of the most profound things that hit home for me was watching “Vanishing of the Bees.” In it they discussed what has been happening to the bee population and the role of mono-crops and pesticides have…

My “Rare” Diagnosis

No one listened. The doctors insisted it was too rare. Just because it is rare doesn’t mean it isn’t real. That is exactly what I had the “rare diagnosis”

Eating Clean: The Challenge

The challenge to learn what it means to eat clean. Everywhere you turn the media is touting a new fad with big claims it can be hard to figure out.

My Journey to EMPL on Blue Fig Farmstead

Time for change My journey to eat clean, move daily, pray often and love much or (EMPL) has been a long one that has lead me to working full time on the farmstead and blogging about it. I decided in early 2017 to spend the next year focusing on my health.  Have you ever felt…

5 Steps to Get Your Garden Started

5 Steps to Get Your Garden Started
1-What to plant
2-Choose your location
3-Check soil pH
4-Prepare your soil

Why We Decided to Homestead

The desire to homestead has been mine not my husbands.  He likes the idea.  He likes the pounds of fresh figs. He likes the time we spend together working on everything. He likes making me happy. What he doesn’t like is the heat and all the work after work.  Even so, he believes in what…