Tag: homestead

Welcome chickens

After waiting for what seemed like a very long time, and a whole lot of preparation, the day finally came that we added these lovely ladies to our homestead! Neighbors from all over the mountain came, ready to help us get the coop off… Continue Reading “Welcome chickens”

Greenhouse To Garden Beds

Living in the Idaho Panhandle and trying to garden is a learning curve. The Idaho Panhandle—locally known as North Idaho—is a region in the U.S. state of Idaho encompassing the state’s 10 northernmost counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone (though the southern part of the region is sometimes referred to as North Central Idaho). The Panhandle… Continue Reading “Greenhouse To Garden Beds”

The Way Of The Potato

It’s potato planting day on the Hart Homestead, and I learned a lot about planting this vegetable. As I posted my potato planting images on Instagram, I was shocked to see how many people reached out to ask for tips – so here I… Continue Reading “The Way Of The Potato”

A Month On The Homestead

We are a month in on this wild, beautiful journey we call homesteading. And I have to say, it couldn’t be much better. There is something about being this close to nature, about working hard and seeing the results of your labor at the… Continue Reading “A Month On The Homestead”

How to make Dandelion Tea and why

Most people see dandelions and want to eradicate them from their gardens and lawns as they tend to take over and make themselves at home wherever their seeds land on a breezy day. However, dandelions have many medicinal and health benefits that just might… Continue Reading “How to make Dandelion Tea and why”

DIY Raised Garden Bed Build

I’ve never built anything in my entire life. Correction. There was that one time I was in my “I’m an independent woman and I don’t need a man” phase where I built a bathroom etagere that wobbled when anyone touched it. And it’s possible… Continue Reading “DIY Raised Garden Bed Build”

Day of the Doomed Chicken Fence

The day started out full of promise. Eager to take on our first real “farm” task of building a fence for some laying hens gifted to our homestead, off we went. Gloves on, tools in hand, we all trekked through tall grass to the… Continue Reading “Day of the Doomed Chicken Fence”

Welcome to Homesteading With H{e}art

Well hello there. I’m Amy. Who am I? Good question. I’m just a mom who wanted something different for her kids. Something simpler, self-sufficient, richer, slower and more meaningful. Something more along the lines of the way I was raised in the country on… Continue Reading “Welcome to Homesteading With H{e}art”