Indoor Seed Starting Setup

In order to maximize what we are able to grow and harvest ourselves, we start planting seeds indoors under lights in January.  These plants are then large enough to begin fruiting in April when they get moved out to the greenhouse.  We continue seeding for our gardens right up until the last frost is expected, to make sure we have a productive plot of land.

Winter Chicken Coop Maintenance

We lucked out with a weekend above freezing in the middle of January. We used one day to let the laying hens outside to stretch their wings. We spread some old hay around their outdoor run and gave them some meal worms to scavenge for.

Pineapple Teriyaki Beef Jerky

One thing that has always been a go to for us is beef jerky. Often, in the past, we’ve had to buy it. It’s not cheap, and loaded with all kinds of things that have very strange, unpronounceable names as listed in the ingredients on the packaging.