Category Archives: Garden

Picture of the Day: A Gate

  Oh, hello! We took a super long “break” from updating this site as summer on the homestead is B-U-S-Y! Lord-willing, we will randomly post pictures that capture all we failed to chronicle. But to begin, we will take it … Continue reading

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Rosy, Our Barn Cat

Rosy, our barn cat, is a long, gray, white, and black cat. She is an excellent hunter, and has caught rabbits, moles, mice, birds, and Comedian claims that she’s even killed a small rat! Us children pet her and play … Continue reading

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He Was Too Fast For Me (But Not For Rosy!)

Yesterday morning as I made my way to the barn to release the cows, something caught my attention in the garden. I glanced over and there he was…. … that waskly wabbit! What was he doing in there? Eating my … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Farming

Ahhh, the good life longed for.  The rustic rooster crowing you to wake in the morning as you casually stroll out to the sweet country breeze driving you along to effortless chores performed with skill and ease…all to the tune … Continue reading

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Is the Tide Changing?

How the Lord works. After only gathering a few eggs or so a day, our old birds (the ones who survived the devastating predator attacks) plus four “teenage” new hens we added, we surpassed a dozen eggs today. FIFTEEN. Not … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Trustead, Trustead, longing for Jesus How does your garden grow? Four boys, five girls, learning and playing And ten acres of land to sow. They are our indoor garden growing super fast and strong. That is our reality. Trusting in Jesus. … Continue reading

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Trustead Tries – Sprouting Lettuce and Celery

Sprouting lettuce and celery  It’s easy, it’s fun, and it can even save money! ~Helper You need ~ A  plastic cup (could use glass) preferably shallow and wide mouth ~ Ends of Organic Romaine Lettuce Hearts or Celery ~ A way to eat … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Three Steps Backward

This past week we’ve experienced more of our typical wind tunnel blasts of prolonged 30 mph + winds.  Also a violent rainstorm.  Pretty cool stuff but the tomatoes we planted last weekend, well, a lot of them are toast.  I … Continue reading

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Using our Kale and Basil – A Recipe

Trustead Sweet Potato Hash with Kale and Basil We have kale growing in the garden and… not a lot of kale lovers in our midst. Solution? Add sweet potatoes! Everyone seems to enjoy this easy to prepare meal. ~Homemaker Serves … Continue reading

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Out of Darkness, Light

When we moved into The Truststead last August, the place was trashed.  I’m referring primarily to the land though the house needed a lot of fixes also. When I look around today and compare it to what it was ….wow!  … Continue reading

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