My Biggest Homestead Fail

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This has been one of the biggest failures on the homestead since starting. I know I’m going to pay the price for it come winter. I admit this got away from me even though it was my first focus point when I moved into the homestead 8 months ago.

So far on the homestead I’ve done a lot of cleaning and fixing up this old farm house. I’ve also had to have contractors over to fix neglect of the house. I’m glad that is finally behind me, at least for now as there are other projects that do need to get done but are not priority.

I also fixed up the chicken coop and at first started with 11 leghorn chickens, one being a rooster! Adopted 4 other chickens for now 15 total. I’m not prepared for so many eggs lol

I also shared the story of getting my jersey cow here on the homestead who’s pregnant and expecting a baby in September. All of the delicious milk she provides and as of a few days ago stopped milking to get her body ready for the baby to come.

There’s been a lot and it’s why it’s gone by so fast and why I missed getting the garden ready and producing. It’s a mistake I won't make again next year.

My plans for next year are to get more raised garden beds built and lay out a plan for what crops I want to grow in them. This plan will help me with timing for growing seeds in the greenhouse and then transplanting them to the garden beds.

The little bit of garlic I planted has come in and the wild blackberries and raspberries have also produced. Grateful for having at least a small bit of a garden this year. The raspberries freeze dried taste amazing!

Thank you for joining me on my homesteading journey. Through the ups and downs, wins and failures it's all part of learning and bettering oneself. Appreciate you all <3


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Quick question, don't know if I have asked this before. What is your hardiness zone? Maybe you can still get some harvest before winter. Alternatively, growing a small amount of crops indoors in containers? My knowledge of homesteading is limited to what I read, not from experience.

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6, but we have had some crazy weather the last few weeks as I'm sure many have.

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Well, at least you still have a couple of months before your first frost. Just a thought on my part, use it or lose it. What about raised beds and hoop houses? I'm a big fan of James Prigioni's version.

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@gubbatv honestly for me I would say you have a very beautiful garden...

Your garlic is growing beautifully well too.

Hopefully, I think next year would be greater than this.
Good job, keep up the good work.

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Wow you've done a lot and I can only wish that your plans are achieved come next year... Well done on this!

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Thank you for the encouragement 💪

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Through the ups and downs, wins and failures it's all part of learning and bettering oneself.

Wise words you said! If you'd go only up there's no chance of learning anything well. If you'd go only up and then happen to fall, the drop would be a lot higher, meaning a bigger shock as well.

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Only way to grow is being out of your comfort zone. I'm loving every moment of it.

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I don't know about you, but now is the time for me to start working on my fall garden. You can be putting in winter squash, a fall tomato crop (they don't grow well in the summer heat here), and other faster producing crops like beans, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, and collards (which will grow all winter here). Good luck at getting a partial garden started to obtain a fall harvest.

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So much work going on at the homestead, and you are doing great, well done.

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