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I love Spirea bushes, so I planted them by my front entry. They are so covered with white flowers I can't see my front door now. And I like it! I plan on transplanting some of these to the homestead too. I used to make bows and arrows out of these bushes when I was a kid, very good wood. ![20180318_134335.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmcbEPZyzQhpv9t97EN4iA29bHe4K5DWvQt4eoJLofY7jd/20180318_134335.jpg)
Hyacinth that I forgot I planted in the tiger lily bed has reminded me it is there in a beautiful way. Sure is nice to look at. I will have to move this one to the homestead so I can enjoy it later! ![20180318_134229.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmY7V7aqUf9p62pXxjYSBVdbfHogYEkad511S7N69WUaCu/20180318_134229.jpg)
This new one by @daddykirbs is the latest that has become a favorite. He is always learning and shares the achievements and the failures and he does it with everything he does. He has become comfortable in his own skin. I admire him the most for just being who he has grown into... https://youtu.be/sTj4gDe7I2k Tag: @biohackerpro, @mericanhomestead, @bluerthangreen, @papa-pepper. I would like to see joining in for this. Come chime in and chat! Welcome to steemit, read, respond and be real. Share this if you liked it!
Uh oh i noticed ants are trying to make a mound next to my onion.how can i get rid of them without chemicals in my garden. ![FB_IMG_1521393772711.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYfMLpb7Qh7a1xFHNMJQUfChp22JVbaqBj22ngkhWB69B/FB_IMG_1521393772711.jpg) Follow me @dubidubidapdap03
![KIMG2414.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmZLXKwxwvYXHSUfQxMPh4rEwKT6ZbvXJojSaXM2ufNcij/KIMG2414.JPG) I have seen some really good articles on some of the homestead blogs about replanting your vegetable scraps and letting them regrow. We do this to produce food for us and our livestock. ![KIMG2321.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYn4GbXaTWNbwoU2YHrGew2R5jz2n7hT1hYfeZ6BMxatF/KIMG2321.JPG) We take the cuttings of several vegetables and replant them. We do this with Romaine lettuce, carrots, celery, onions especially green onions, potatoes, and pineapples. I believe you can also do garlic and bok choy but I have not tried those yet. I started doing this when I was tossing celery and carrot end cuts into my worm bin for food and they would always start to sprout so I started moving them into a separate bucket to grow. Eventually I started just planting them in the buckets to begin with. I have had great success with this and usually rotate a good amount of buckets like this that gives me a nice prod
So, as told in my previous posts, I had a lovely wee lamb from 2 days old, who sadly passed away unexpectedly at 10 months. Also, as told in my previous posts, I am a widowed mum of four, blah, blah, blah. Now obviously, myself and my kids were devastated when wee Murph, our lamb, passed away so suddenly. However, that's where the problems seem to have started. Although initially, it was difficult to comprehend, within a few days, we were able to concentrate on the fact that we had given Murph the best 10 months ever! Rejected at birth, he was left for dead. Even if his birth had gone smoothly, he would have been a sale offering in Tesco's fridge by the time he was 6 months 😳. So to that respect, I do believe we gave him a good life. We started to discuss the fact that if there was another rejected wee lamb, we would do it all over again. Well! All hell broke loose on the close relatives side! How could we possibly consider such a thing, when Murph's death had caused so much hurt on top of the losses a
https://youtu.be/YUt3vW0Ltqw I have always been a garden lover but not in the usual sense, I like flowers and theres nothing better than a walk through a national trust designed garden, but I love growing veg and using anything from skip dives to freecycle rather than spending £££ in the garden centre. Yes I get pleasure from a ornate plant pot and a lovely bloom of daffodils but I get real excited when I get a harvest of new potatoes from a recycled toy box, a free bag of horse manure and some grass cuttings. The allotment is the perfect place for me to experiment, its out of sight but very much not out of mind. We should all try it, even if you have a small patch behind the bins or shed, have ago at "making do and mend" its a philosophy that in recent years has been neglected, but its defiantly on the rise, after all it was this very British mentality that got our grandparents and their parents through some very difficult times. So have a go and no dig for victory! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO
https://allotmenteeroftheplot.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/dont-panic-its-organic.png Looking back on 2017… 2017 was a really successful year for me on the plot, noting of huge importance to the gardening world happened, but for the first time in a long time i felt i used the site to its potential. We had a bumble bee nest, hopefully thanks to all the wild flowers, the plot looked lovely and colourful for most of the year with everything from poppies to sunflowers and a wealth of cosmos illuminating the beds. I had good success with veg too, Greens and beans did very well as did cucumber, tomatoes and chilli. my butternut squash were huge and had a good number of pumkins as well as the always reliable courgette, radish, salad leaves and beet root. i faired ok with root crops, grew some really good sized parsnips and beetroot but although my carrots tasted good there wasn’t more than a few meals. Potatoes were poor, but they always seem to be poor on my site as the sheer number of small slugs just lov
![FB_IMG_1521258292953.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmP78FczXh13J772FsmyUDJ1VV4dxggQf7f4Rm2FYmw3o4/FB_IMG_1521258292953.jpg) Method. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok, add the onion and leek and fry gently until softened but not browned. Add the eggs and whisk until they are beginning to scramble and cook. Add the soy sauce and whisk. Add the cooked rice and stir well to coat in the eggs.
#### Set myself back or boosted my motivation? I intentionally cycled out of ketosis and had a good time loading up on pizza and ice cream. ![IMG_20180314_220511.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmWNpPA6ZaQuMHnBexwTpKyCKq8wXxP5EQEcgJTVg1sXxt/IMG_20180314_220511.jpg) ![IMG_20180314_222021.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmZz8YKdGMkc8newxYGnKKj75pFEgvG7KpoTvmVmPqxNEg/IMG_20180314_222021.jpg) ### Physically it's easy Mentally it's tough. Not being in ketosis is a major cognitive set back for me. I have a bit of a feeling of anxiety like I'm forgetting something. The struggle is real but it's highly motivational for me if done intentionally every few months. Two days now with blood sugar ranging from 105-119 and once I get back into the 80's I believe I'll be back in ketosis and it shouldn't take me more than another day or two. It was an amazing 75 days without a cheat and I think I'll always remain a carnivore or at least I'll be eating a highly meat based diet with a little vegetables on the side. Lamb a
I've written of negativity a lot recently. Certainly there's much wrong with the world; immigration being one specific topic I've focused on of late. Our health issues too have been cause for some rather despondent writing. Today I decided to post something short and more upbeat. I love waking up on a Saturday and just enjoying the early routine with our animals. Last night we let the horses stay in the house pad. They like the treat and it helps us with keeping the grass managable. Here they are noticing me come out of the house with a coffee. ![2018-03-17 06.14.01.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmfRmz5nXKwTSBre5kqK1mHqV9fMLh6MrJ9LcJU6z5nmJZ/2018-03-17%2006.14.01.jpg) Then I went to our shipping container where the chicken coop is to let the girls out. I caught one in mid flight as she flew down from the coop roof. She looks like a bee in the photo! ![2018-03-17 06.19.48.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQme8DZJbyjpPYFJtUEPCQhgWPxFNAZ1wcgnjGMHxUMWJYu/2018-03-17%2006.19.48.jpg) The chickens are new addi
We keep Malaysian Serama chickens. They are small and easy to keep. They don't scratch up your garden or make a massive mess so they're great for small holdings and town gardens etc. I allow mine to wander freely during daylight hours; letting them out when I get up of a morning and shut them away after dark. During the bulk of the year when the weather isn't too cold we get up to three eggs per day from four hens. I feed them on whatever I can sweep up from local farms! Wheat,barley,maize,linseed and all manor of other seeds. I also find that one feed a day is enough for free range chickens. After all we want them to seek out and eat bugs etc ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/hj4h5hu905.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/z7mvv7yhda.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/a52iisintv.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/gq3cw635g6.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/32egbucmcr.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/l37x1llm9q.jpg)
I am writing this to a follow up of my homesteading with free supplies linked here. https://steemit.com/homestead/@liberyworms/homesteading-with-free-supplies I have gotten several questions spread out over Steemit and Facebook about what I mean when I said "straggering the pallets to support each other". I just wanted to clarify what I mean so anyone that might try this will get the proper outcome. ![KIMG2337.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNonJFhENJWTw27eXSyxzKaWuHBFV2oUay4awpxnKcKHE/KIMG2337.JPG) If you see in the picture how the end support is screwed into the back of the front pallet creating a section of fence. The next pallet in the row will not be directly next to the first. It will be behind and the next will screw onto the front side rotating them back front back front. I then go threw and do the same thing on the back row screwing them into the row in front making one large wood fence link. This makes it harder for small pigs to break one board and squeeze out because then they have
[Hier](http://dehata.com/tools/acidome_calc.html#Align_3/4_Semicone_2V_R2_beams_50x40) gehts zum Berechner, mit dem ich unser Geo-Gewächshaus geplant habe. Wenn Du auf der Seite bist, scroll runter, um genaue Schneidepläne zu sehen [Here](http://dehata.com/tools/acidome_calc.html#Align_3/4_Semicone_2V_R2_beams_50x40) is the calculator I used to plan our GeoGreenhouse! When you are on the page, scroll down to see full cutting description! ![calc.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNpRLoTvYjvekSKPCLHdrUHshYdUwp2kuzCPxDMZuGebL/calc.png) Viel Spaß & Unten anfangen! Have fun & Start at the bottom!
During the winter season it's easy to fall into bad eating habits when you don't have seemingly endless amounts of homegrown produce taking over the kitchen and root cellar begging to be dealt with. We tried to grow greens in the greenhouse this winter but without a heat source, they just didn't make it. But now!!! ![15211335344391478746154.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmdJN8q7Znjm9ZuTm8topqeARyWzUCuSxb8fRiCTtNP2ex/15211335344391478746154.jpg) ![1521133585133314671817.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmem9Xn5CNNANHLQ5zzi7b7RFHRohVbTD1Uzkb2PB2kroa/1521133585133314671817.jpg) The days are longer and warmer and they have really taken off!! I am going to take full advantage of this to try to shed some unwanted pounds and sneak in some green deliciousness into my children's diets ![20180315_113515.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmb5om36z2cA3AC4pnMd4ZmxhpmjrPJAbKBYT887Hpx7JZ/20180315_113515.jpg) Behold the green smoothie! I plan on drinking one of these as a meal replacer for lunch every day since that is
A growing demand is in place for ***Homestead Farming*** in India and around the world. Even there is already a built community on Steemit who involve themselves and encourage **Homestead Farming**. It is an initiative to cultivate different crops and plants on a piece of land. You can get home grown crops for your need. The initiative is very much getting popularity, and it is great way to make planet and our surrounding Greener. ![20180315_160119_2.jpg](https://res.cloudinary.com/hpiynhbhq/image/upload/v1521127195/uxzdamuxetb3bbqpvqdh.jpg) > Take me Home, > Clean my Space, > Water me Daily, and > Keep me Safe <p> Today, I came across a cream product company who is offering **“Cocopeat Disc-Seeds”** with the above nice lines printed on its sachet. The company is giving away free sample seeds of **“Aloevera”** along-with the *“Cocopeat Disc – Seeds”* with its product, to encourage plantation among the customers by utilising the used **Empty Cream** cups. ## What is Cocopeat Disc? A
Last year I hurt my back badly and had to have surgery but our peach tree was loaded and since I could only stand for short periods of time I found a post on Pinterest that all you have to do was slice the peach in half take the pit out and dip in ORANGE JUICE!!! I am very pleased to report that it works!! My peaches still have a beautiful color to them!!! ![DQmSWK3Lt9EBA63dX9MAesRpA8awSgjc53HJX3PeGpCJBFA.jpeg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmSWK3Lt9EBA63dX9MAesRpA8awSgjc53HJX3PeGpCJBFA/DQmSWK3Lt9EBA63dX9MAesRpA8awSgjc53HJX3PeGpCJBFA.jpeg) ![DQmeZJrHGkDJCPeya51XzjT3eqQWKewDdyic1MWQT21nHvm_1680x8400.jpeg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQRBMbVRnVnv3cBjBP89ePhnEUh7f4JTGdLHaABDMHJU2/DQmeZJrHGkDJCPeya51XzjT3eqQWKewDdyic1MWQT21nHvm_1680x8400.jpeg) Hope you like it! Follow me @dubidubidapdap03
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![IMG_20180315_083000.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmPLFHU9hQc7SbUtwKmfGQHGhUxYhhn9TJh2isr7KXVxKj/IMG_20180315_083000.jpg) ![IMG_20180315_083014.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQfKNd9YpYX31AbK7gzc7Bcd2kfeqaHaupbjrDU3zPUBx/IMG_20180315_083014.jpg) ### Description * Cashew is a medium sized tree usually grown for it fruits and nut. * Cashew is a medicinal plant. * The leaves are alternate, pale green when young and dark green when mature * It is an economic tree. It is consumed by both human beings and animals. Is a multipurpose plant. * Cashew flowers are good for making honey and attractive to bees. Image is originally snapped by me with my Infinix hot x507, camera 5.0 mega pixel. Date: 15/03/2018 at my residence where I live. ### Story behind this picture. The story behind this picture is that this particular cashew is rare and it has a very high yield, very sweet and juicy, reminds me of someone special to me who passed away last year November 4th. Where I got the seeds will still be