Category Archives: at the homestead

how to make compost tea

Making compost tea is similar to making a cup of tea…..simply steep your compost in water and voila! We scoured the internet for resources on this and found many different methods…..this is how we chose to do it. Materials needed: container (5 gal. bucket or rubbermaid container) air pump (buy at your local pet store) […]

spink's garlic

look what my awesome husband grew for us! next year we plan to ramp up production. kudos to craig (of sirna’s farm & market in auburn, oh) for sharing advice on how to grow garlic…..we’ll be trying his tips this fall. another resource we rely on heavily is Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for […]

purple beans and garlic!

tonight we harvested our first batch of purple string beans….yes, they are purple, which really helps in the harvesting process….but they do turn green when cooked. they are delicious. nothing like fresh-picked dinner! we only planted a little bit of garlic last fall and it is now hanging in the garage to dry out. we […]