Just So You Know

Snow Storm House

GRANNY MILLER will be in hibernation for several months while I build a new homestead. You can follow the monthly progress by clicking the BUILDING A NEW HOMESTEAD tab in navigation menu at the top of this page. Or just click here.

How To Test Seeds For Germination Rate

Germination rate is the term used to describe the percentage of seed from a particular plant species that will emerge when given the right conditions. The germination rate is important information to know ahead of time and helps the home gardener or farmer determine how thickly or thinly any given seed needs to be sown.…

“A Year of Snow, A Year of Plenty”

It’s a good old weather proverb. And it’s a truism founded upon practical agrarian experience that has been passed down through many generations of farmers and gardeners. I thought you might be interested in knowing a few of the reasons behind the old-time weather adage. Lots of Snow Means Lots More Water One of the…

Plyban Cheesecloth

Plyban Cheese Cloth

I make a lot of homemade Greek yogurt. I don’t know if you know it or not but Greek yogurt is simply regular yogurt which has been drained with cheese cloth to make it thicker. In fact if you drain yogurt overnight you’ll end up with yogurt cheese – but that’s a whole other post.…

How To Plant Asparagus

A Basket Of Fresh Picked Asparagus

Asparagus is a springtime perennial vegetable and is a favorite for many home gardeners. The stalks of asparagus grow upward from the roots or crowns in mid-spring, and by mid-summer asparagus will produce light, wispy ferns that stay on the plant until the fall. After a few hard frosts the tops of asparagus will die…