Saturday, March 28, 2015

It's Sunny and Springtime....and Simple Saturdays

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Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

 This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

Janet @ Timber Creek Farmer

Kat @ Simply Living Simply

Lesa @ Better Hens and Gardens

Karen Lynn @ Lil Suburban Homestead

Mindie @ Born Again Farm Girl

Cheryl @ Pasture Deficit Disorder

Valerie @ Cottage Making Mommy

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life

Brittany @ Happy Days Farm

Jo @ Homestead Chronicles

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 Letters From Sunnybrook

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Planting Time.....and Veggie Garden Tips



Onions.....mmmmm....picture the grilled onions on chicken and steak hot off the grill, sliced red onions next to a pulled pork sandwich on a Spring evening, then there's the sweet vidalia onions piled on a warm buttered croissant sandwich piled full of sliced turkey and swiss cheese.  This my friends is the beginning of Spring.


It's time to start planting...YIPPPEEEE!!!!.. I've waited for this moment through all the snow storms this year ....the first moment when you fire up the tiller and pray that it starts, or in our case borrow a tiller because our's didn't start.


Thought I would share a few tips from the expert farmer, my hubby, who grew up reluctantly planting and canning 70% of what they ate right out of their garden.

1. We mowed down the garden area.

2. We got rabbit and chicken poo from the neighbors, yes they give it away for free, and spread it on top of our soil. 

3. We let it sit awhile and go through some rain storms.

4.  The Mr. turned over the soil not once but twice.



Tomorrow he will turn it again and then I will come home and start planting.

We are in  between zones 7a and 7b...... so for us it's time to plant.........

spinach, potatoes, onions, swiss chard, rainbow chard, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beats, lettuce, radish, and turnips.

Do you remember how I told you one of my 2015 goals was to fill the garden and plant flowers as far as the eye could see? Well, some of my flowers will be coming from things we eat.

You won't believe what all I have in store for this growing season.

How about you, are you still thawing out from storms or are you beginning to start planting away like me?

You won't believe what all I'm putting in pots this year. If you don't have the space, don't worry about it I got you covered.

Now I'm going back to painting my master bedroom closet.

Hugs from Oklahoma,

Valerie

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Spring and Simple Saturdays



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Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

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Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
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 Karen Lynn @ Lil Suburban Homestead, one of our amazing Co-Hosts!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

What You Can Dry on Your Clothesline


My friend Brenda....loves to come down to the farm and visit us with all of her little munchkins.




One thing she always mentions when she comes to the farm is how much she wishes she had our clothesline. With 10 kids of all ages she's done more than her fair share of laundry in her life and paid the electric bills too.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's Planting Time, and Simple Saturdays


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Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

 This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

  What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!
*PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE*
Include:
1. Text link Or ADD the blog hop button below & link back to the Blog Hop.
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 How Can I Be a Featured Blogger?

By linking up AND HAVING A LINK OR BUTTON LINKING BACK TO THE BLOG HOP!
Our featured blogger is chosen each week by YOU our readers...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button!:
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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Blogger this week:

Kat from Simply Living Simply and the creator of this hop! 

This post was a big hit this past week.
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