Winter Projects on the Homestead


Faithful Homesteader 

It is a quiet time on the homestead. Our girls haven’t been laying eggs and not much is happening with the garden. Today we did get our first egg in a few months. Now is a good time for trimming trees and ridding them of mistletoe. We have also started some seeds indoors. We turned an old aquarium into a terrarium. We wrote about that last season here.


I never really knew much about mistletoe except that people like to kiss under it at Christmastime. I then learned that birds are attracted to it and I kinda like that since I love seeing various birds come to my little homestead. I have learned from my husband that it is a parasite and it could hurt our trees, so we have to take action. He has spent the last week trying to rid our trees of it. One tree has been especially bombarded with it and it has been hard to get all of it.

Every year we do start some seeds indoors. Usually it is a variety of tomatoes and peppers. We usually have plenty of both in our spring/summer garden. My husband always likes to change things up and this year he is using Jiffy-Pots. According to the label, they can be planted into the ground pot and all.


2/4/2018 9:58:33 PM

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Nebraska Dave. Have a great day.

2/2/2018 9:57:28 AM

Faithful Homesteader, I too am getting antsy about Spring getting here. I've planted a few seeds in seed trays just to check the viability of the open package seeds from last spring and to get my hands in the dirt. It's been a cold cold Winter here but I also know that February can be just as cold so I don't expect to really get serious about starting seeds until March rolls around.Even then the ground can still be frozen until the end of March. I'm hoping to get back into the garden and start working on getting things set up for the coming season by the end of February. Actual digging in the dirt won't start until the end of March and serious planting don't start until the middle of May. I'm enjoying the rest but can't wait to be out in the garden once again. ***** Have a great day in the Texas garden. ***** Nebraska Dave

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