The Homestead Box- May 2018

This month’s box came in and was called Garden Pollinators.

This was an interesting box- I am wanting to learn more about flowers- and being able to cut flowers daily for the house. I want to invite more beneficial insects to the yard.

The Easy Care Flower Garden book- 5 pack of seeds (zinnias, sunflowers, Celosia, Basil/Lemon/Cinnamon, Celosia plume) – Green Support Netting- Jumbo Mason Bee kit- Dramm garden scissors- Sharp Shooter Trowel- Dramm Turner Sprinkler

We love the dramm brand, their tools are so well made- and last! You have to invest in some good tools to be able to last and be able to have a frugal homestead. I definitely don’t want to have to replace tools. We are working on getting a garden shed to hold all of the new tools that we have accumulated!

I love getting the boxes every month and can’t wait to see what June brings!

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Homestead Box- April 2018

This was an interesting box- and we can’t wait to read and plan more with this one. This was titled Animal House.

Contents Include-

the book How to Build Animal Housing- Miller wire clip pliers- Miller Wire cage clips- Diamond 10 inch fencing tool- Crescent diagonal pliers- Dr. Squatch pine tar soap- Republic fasteners Hog ring pliers- Republic Fasteners hog ring clips

I can’t wait to plan and use these tools. I need some more land for bigger animals- but this box will come into use one day. We will be looking at the book to add animals next year!

Homestead Box- March 2018

This box was called Homestead Essentials. It was a great box- Deep South Homestead helped to make this box. I watch their channel on YouTube occasionally so it was a great box. They helped plan the box. This one got opened and we used it right away!

Contents include-

The Homestead Planner (so exciting- and a great planner to keep notes in)- Georgia Rain Soy candle (this smells amazing)- The Homestead Box rain gauge- a Georgia Soap bath bomb- 2018 Farmer’s Almanac- Indoor/Outdoor thermometer-  a Case Slimline Trapper knife- Davidson’s organic assorted tea (2 boxes)- Jumbo Jacks tin- and Smith’s Rosebud salve

Homestead Box- February 2018

This month’s theme for the Homestead box was Seed Starters-

The contents included –

Heirloom Veggie Lovers Seed Collection- 8 pack coconut coir seed starting pots- dial seed sower- green garden twine- Dr. Earth Zone starter fertilizer- dramm watering nozzle- soil PH meter- the Resilient Gardener book- and a Dewitt Seed dibbler

While planting the watering nozzle and the seed starting pots came into handy. We used the seed dibbler which was greatly made- to make our holes- and then used the seed sower to plant carrots- it works really well for small seeds! The funny thing about this box- is I almost bought the seed sower and the PH meter a week before the box came but held off because we weren’t planting just yet! So useful- see some reviews coming up!

January Homestead Box

So I am not going to take any pictures of the boxes- but I will list the contents. We have been so happy with the Homestead Box- and they have some amazing useful tools. We learn a new skill every month and add to our collection! Don’t forget to look at my past posts- and you can see all of the great boxes since we have joined! We get the Pioneer box- it is 110 a month- and it includes everything- but there are 2 smaller levels if you don’t want to invest that much either. It is such a nice surprise to get the box in the mail and get to open it and see what theme/surprises are in store.

So here is January’s theme- Tree Care.

This box worked out wonderful for us because we planted some fruit and nut trees in February. We started an orchard somewhat. There is a local farm that does a tree sale every year- and I have been saving and planning to buy a package. So we have 2 peach, 2 pear, 2 fig, 2 apple, 2 plum, 2 pecan, and 1 almond tree. We got those in the ground, and they start as bare root. Right now they are starting to grow leaves and we are oh so happy.

The contents in the package were as follows-

A Fanno 8.5 inch folding saw- 24 inch tree circles, the book How to Prune Trees and Shrubs, Monteray Fruit Tree Spray Plus, Monteray Complete Disease control, Falci Pruning shears, 2 24 inch spiral tree guards-  and Jobes Organic tree spikes.

We are so excited to start an orchard and learn more about pruning and care for trees! So this was a great box, and we really enjoyed this since we were about to start an orchard!

Where have you been?

So i have not posted in awhile. Oops my bad y’all. I have taken somewhat of a social media break. But i do have some good updates and goals. We also had some personal things going on. Have to take care of ourselves to take care of the homestead. Hot mess homestead has some big updates coming up. So you may see a few lazy posts while i get the others typed up! We are definitely having a good year and i hope everything is well for you.

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The Homestead Box- December 2017

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This box is quite exciting! Holiday Celebrations- of course I had to hide some of the materials- so they wouldn’t get eaten!

We got some Organic Whole Wheat Flour- Some Organic Buckwheat Flour, Some Amish Butter Cheese, Some Swiss Cheese, Some pecan halves, and some Wildflower honey! I can’t wait to bake with all this! We also got a wooden cutting board, and I am so excited about that! Who doesn’t love wood- it even has the Homestead Box logo burned into it!

We also got some Organic Grits, a flour sifter- (I am excited about that because I wanted Grandaddy’s but it was already claimed- so NOW I have one!), and an Old Amish Recipes cookbook!

Now that it has slowed down some- look forward to some posts from this box!

November Seeds of the Month

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Thanks to Mike the Gardener seeds of the Month club- we are definitely growing our supply. I can’t wait for collards and lettuce!

We are going into planning season right now- for Spring, Fall and Summer veggies and herbs.

This makes a great gift- these are heirloom- non-GMO seeds! I have been getting this for over a year now and have not been disappointed!