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!

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!

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!

The Homestead Box- November 2017

This homestead box was a good one as well. I love how they keep adding to skills that we need. Living off the Land-

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Ever wanted to harvest your own meat? This kit gives you some of the most important tools- whether you are hunting or fishing! We won’t get to do much this year- but I will definitely make plans to do some next year.

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What you can’t see is a green camo bandana, some meat bags to pack ground meat, and a few pairs of the longer gloves. My husband definitely loved this box!

I can’t wait to see what we keep on getting every month! Y’all should really check them out! The skill sets they send are amazing! And normally always includes a book- who doesn’t love to add to the library! Not only that but if we ever lose internet- I still have a reference guide right at my fingertips!

The Homestead Box Review

The hubby and I decided to try out The Homestead Box– click to check them out. We had watched a few reviews some YouTube homesteader channels we follow did. So what The Homestead Box is- it is a monthly box that includes items to hone in on your skills. Or introduce important homestead skills. There are 3 levels of boxes. We chose the pioneer box. It does cost $100 a month- but there is no obligation and you can cancel at any time. We made the decision because it appeared to be a great idea- and who can’t learn and do more? Who doesn’t love to get a package every month? I would rather spend money on that, then spend money on makeup or bath products. I’m not knocking it- this is just my thing!

So you have an intro box- this is the box you get when you join. Then the next month you get that month’s box. Each box has a brand spotlight- which is some of the featured products, and each box also has a project card- it tells you how to use the products that are included.

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This is the card that came in the box. No brand spotlight for the intro welcome box. But you can see all levels there. The first is in black- that is what you would get in the vintage box. The gray level is what you would get in the classic upgrade, and then the orange is what is in the pioneer box.

We are excited about the Opinel knife- that has had good reviews from everyone that has used it. It is mega sharp! They include seeds in every package from different companies. This time we got 4 packages of herb seeds. I am excited to plan the garden and use some of these products! Each box usually always includes a book as well. I have this book, so prepare for a review and giveaway soon! We joined in October so we did not get the October box, but I am thoroughly looking forward to November’s box. It is based out of Georgia so it get’s to us here in Alabama pretty quick.

They also offer 3 different gift packages as well. Previous months themes have included…

  1. Jan 17- Intro Box (Tool and etc Care)
  2. Feb 17- Seed Starting Box
  3. Mar 17- Fruitful Foraging
  4. Apr 17- The Kitchen Garden
  5. May 17- The Good, The Bad and the Buggy
  6. June 17- Ultimate Heart and Harvest
  7. July 17- Canning and Pickling
  8. Aug 17- Summer BBQ
  9. Sept 17- Emergency Preparedness

I so wish I would have know earlier- those boxes had some awesome items and some awesome themes! Things I certainly want to research and delve into. I am not sure what October’s theme is- they ship boxes on the 15th. So look for my monthly post on the reviews- and then look for posts as to how we used the items in the boxes!

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