At month’s end, I share news from Dandelion Hill Homestead – new articles, freebies, DIY projects, and more. You’ll also get Three Things Thursday – a weekly email with three fun homesteading bits.
1 – Got Potatoes? – 1
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m drowning in potatoes right now. Thank goodness for It’s My Sustainable Life’s article.
2 – Easy-Peasy Pumpkins – 2
I also have quite a few sugar pie pumpkins and a variety of squash so I was happy to see this article from Artful Homemaking on an easier way to get puree for pies. Love, love, love pumpkin pie.
3 – Grab a Good Book – 3
With cooler weather and more time inside, I’m looking forward to catching up on my reading. Are you looking for a good homesteading book? Check out my favorites!
Have a great day! Lori ❤
1 – Pumpkins and More – 1
I just pulled in all my pumpkins (freezing weather is approaching) and I’m looking forward to doing some baking. Here’s the scoop on pumpkins, plus my sweetie’s recipe for yummy pumpkin pie.
Pumpkins, squash, and gourds
2 – Green Tomato Solution – 2
All my tomatoes are in too. Thank goodness Kathi, of Oak Hill Homestead, has shared what to do with them all. 🙂
3 – Free Pumpkin Fun – 3
Botanical Interests has a freebie download with pumpkin activities, recipes, and more. Enjoy the pumpkin season!
Autumn is barreling down on us here in Washington state, with winter on its heels. We’re working hard to finish several projects before snow.
Around the House
We’ve been busy drying in the addition to our house and insulating what will be our future bathroom. Our old water heater had to be replaced this year, so we installed the new one in the future bathroom where we can keep it above freezing.
We also gave the outside house sheeting a coat of brown paint to keep it protected until we can side it (still haven’t decided what we will use for that).
In the Garden
The garden is nearly put to bed. Everything from the summer has been harvested and we served up a few fall plants as snacks for the deer. 😉 They loved my peas and lettuce. Little boogers.
We hope to get a few beds created (we’ll be moving raspberries in the spring).
In the Kitchen
Kitchen work was simple this month because we’ve been so busy outside. We did get some bunnies processed/frozen and some herbs dehydrated.
In the Bunny Barn
We’re looking through our bunnies and slimming down to breeding stock. I have a couple of new does (that’s Washboard in the picture, Su was hiding). My grandson fell in love with one of the kits and it’s now a pet (Ghostie).
In the Coop
We had a bit of molting, but we’re still getting a few eggs each day. My sweetie’s been doing some research on winter care and giving them adequate light. (Next year is the Year of the Chicken at our homestead. We hope to build a new coop/yard/grain shed.)
No new articles this month. I spent my time moving to a DIVI theme so I could be more mobile-friendly. All in all, I’m happy with the move (though I did lose the past newsletters in the transition, sorry).
Take a look at OUR FAVORITE GAMES LIST. With winter coming on, it’s nice to have some things to do inside. There are games for two and games for many. Enjoy!
On to October
I’m looking forward to finishing out a few projects and then settling in for the winter (crocheting, game playing, writing, and more).
Have a great day!
all photos © Lori / DHH