How to Plant Potatoes without Digging
Love eating garden fresh potatoes, but hate the digging in the dirt process? Yeah, me, too!
Wish it was easier? Me, too 😉
I’ve got the solution for you!
Since I’ve been posting a lot of gardening posts lately, I thought I’d give everyone an update on what’s going on elsewhere on the farm! I don’t know about you, but I like getting a glimpse into people’s everyday lives.
Ever wondered how gardeners grow those massively tall tomato plants that yield hundreds of pounds of produce?
Yeah, I used to wonder that, too.
But, through years of experimentation, I have a fool proof way to plant and then grow tomatoes (and peppers! I use this exact method for them, too!) to get maximum yields! Continue reading “How to Plant Tomatoes to Get Maximum Yields”
The feel of dirt between your toes, the taste of a fresh garden tomato, the sound of busy buzzing bees…. sounds heavenly, right?
Gardening is a time honored endeavor to grow your own food and gain some self sufficiency. Generations ago, it was a necessity. Now? It’s a way to get back to the land and reconnect with life. Continue reading “5 Tips for Beginning Gardeners”
*Note- I wrote this post a year ago in June of 2017. It’s an overall comprehensive post on raising meat chickens. My new chicks for 2018 will be arriving this week, so I plan on blogging about it step by step to really give you an in depth look at how we do it!
Have you ever thought about raising your own meat chickens? I’m here today to give you the lowdown and my personal experiences, both good and bad! Continue reading “How to Raise Meat Chickens”
Well, it was a busy weekend here at the Donley farm!
On Friday I took advantage of the beautiful, if not WINDY, weather (It gusted up to 57 mph!!!) and planted my strawberries. It felt so GOOD to get some dirt under my fingernails! (And all my fellow gardeners said, “Amen!”). I plan on posting about that soon (I used a different method of planting them than I have in the past) if all goes well. #gardeningisagamble Continue reading “Down on the Farm- Working Cows Edition”
Did you know you can use eggshells in your garden to help you grown beautiful tomatoes and peppers?
Yup, it’s true and I’m going to tell you how and why you should be saving those eggshells!! Continue reading “Why Your Tomatoes Need Eggshells”
I thought I’d do a little update about what’s been going on down here on the farm! It’s been busy, busy and spring is maybe finally in the air??
Our Charolais heifer herd starting calving a couple weeks ago! Woo-hoo! We were nervous about this, but so far, so good. All calves look good and healthy and the mamas seem to be taking to their job. Watching new calves is one of the best things ever 🙂
Don’t you just LOVE the smell of homemade bread baking?? And what better way to define your homesteading abilities than a proficiency at making homemade bread, right?? Well, I’m here to share the best bread recipe ever with you!
Bread can be very intimidating to most people, but it really doesn’t have to be and its much more forgiving than you think. Humans have been baking bread since the beginning of time, so, let me tell you, YOU CAN, too! Continue reading “The Best Bread Recipe Ever!”