Square Foot Gardening

Its finally the best time of year, gardens are in, flowers are blooming… life just seems brighter!! This year, we almost tripled our garden square footage by building more raised garden beds! I started laying out the garden plans and thought to myself, jeez I am going to need so many more to plant the garden in rows like I would in the ground. I did some research and found the square foot gardening method book at the library and so here we are, I am giving it a go! This is a super quick run down of this method and some pros and cons and tips I have learned now from planting this year (and just general garden maintenance tips). Hoping that it may help you to either start your garden or look further into why this might be the right way for you to plant in the future!

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Sustainable Living / Building a Homestead.. being more self sufficient. ALL of the above!

Hi Folks, welcome back! Hope you are having a great spring/start to summer. I know we sure are! I wanted to share kind of an update on what we have accomplished since moving out to the acreage with our focus on being more sustainable/ conscious of our use of daily items and tasks! I am feeling quite proud of what we are able to do here, but I KNOW there is lots more we can work on, and we will. I literally had no idea what to name this post as you can tell because it’s kind of a mix of everything LOL.

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Sustainable Living // Composting for a total Beginner

Welcome to my first blog post of the sustainable living feature! Becoming more sustainable after moving out the acreage was a big must for me, so this was important for me to start learning about! This is just one of the many ways we are trying to make that happen! I am going to start adding to this series with all the ways we have/are trying to become more sustainable since we are able to now that we have the space living on the acreage! Hope you enjoy this series and have fun learning along side me!

So as soon as we pulled the trigger on the acreage I know I would be starting to compost for the benefit of my garden and future gardens! However, trying to LEARN about composting from YouTube and Pinterest etc can become extremely overwhelming. There are thousands of videos telling you how that are all slightly different. What do I need? When is it ready? How do I use it? What can go in it? Literally I watched 1000 you tube videos and I had decision aniexty I’m SURE, at one point I was like nope to confusing. In the end, I just started and went with the information I had learned so far and hoped for the best. So, sharing some information below I found helpful and how to get going!

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Range Rd. Ranch – “Outside Living” Design Board

I have been having some fun looking around at decks, patios, outdoor decor etc, knowing now that we will actually have a yard with a back deck/patio that we can spend time on! I kind of started throwing together some ideas I thought that I would love to eventually work on for an “outdoor living space” at the new house I someday hope to be able to put together for the short summers we have to really enjoy it for all its worth! This project might take years to accumulate all the decor I have picked for it, but thats part of the fun πŸ™‚

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