Homestead Happenings...Seed Starting and Maple Syrup
I am hoping to update this blog every other day or so with our Homestead Happenings.
We went out on Saturday to pick up some provisions. We went to the local natural food store to get some bulk items we needed. We also went to Ames True Value in Wiscasset for some garden soil and seeds. Both places do pre-orders and they bring out to the car for us.
I saw on a Facebook post that Goranson Farm in Dresden has Grab-And-Go kits at their farmstand. Bags and boxes of organic vegetables and an honor-box to leave money in. We opted to take a drive up and get a $40 box. I am a HUGE fan of Goranson Farm anyway and this option really was great - a way to get needed food, and to support a local farm. Win/win! Our box contained a bag of greens (not pictured below), carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, celeriac, onions, beets, and turnips! I see a nice stew in the near future!
|Just look at all that wonderful food!|
|Planting Tomato seeds|
I also started a batch of Sourdough. I'm hoping that it works!
|Mixing up the seeds and goodies|
|I used small bread pans to make the shape|
After I made them I put it out in my refrigerator in the shed to harden. I will give one every few days to the birds.
The final project we did was finished off the syrup we have been boiling down. We ended up getting 6 pints of syrup this year. That's not bad from only 1 tree! We have promised 4 pints to friends, which leaves 2 for us. That is enough as we still have 5 or 6 pints in the pantry from 2 years ago.