Hello there, I'm glad to see you have decided to follow my blog! I decided to start a blog to let off some steam on all the homesteading ideas that roam around my mind every day. This will be a fun ride through all the wins and losses that I go through transforming my house and property into a fully functioning, food producing homestead. First I should let you know, my wife and I bought this property in April of 2010. Its a nice split level with almost three acres of land. We kinda lucked out with this place in that it is almost half wooded and there is a nice big pond on it. We will be having our first child in March and I thought what better legacy to leave to our daughter than a 3 acre piece of land that produces massive amounts of food.
I started in my efforts last summer, adding 8 apple trees, 12 grapevines, 2 pear trees, asparagus, and a few blueberry bushes. I wanted to start with these plants and trees because they take the most time to produce food for me. Also, we waited all of last summer to plant a garden because we were having a new septic system put in (per new state code). Our septic system was exactly finished on August 31!!!!! Needless to say, there is not a garden! I have a 20 gallon tote full of seed envelopes and peat pots that I have been staring at for a year! I sure hope they are still viable!!
I am looking for my homestead to produce the most amount of food with the least amount of labor, hence the name of this blog;). There will be a garden tilled in this year! I also plan on uploading video pf my exploits to youtube. Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by to read my blog. I'm sitting here looking outside at 2 feet of snow getting antsy to get to work, maybe you will get as excited as I??