Oldbabe's Homestead Posts

I wish my seeds I ordered from the seed company would get here soon. Otherwise my garden will be planted with nothing but weed seeds as you can see here.

Grandma, are your eyebrows unhappy and sad because the snow killed your flowers and you can't smell them anymore? —Kayla, 4-year old granddaughter. This time of…

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it. —proverb. Looked outside and saw the icicles hanging from the eaves on the deck with the…

We ordered a few mushroom growing kits and they started to appear on Dec. 20. Soon we shall be eating homegrown mushrooms! Yumm.

The First Snowfall THE snow had begun in the gloaming, And busily all the night Had been heaping field and highway With a silence deep and white. Every pine and…

…and then “the darkness enveloped her, endless and deep, glittering with a million pinpricks of light. The sky was different up here that way. No city lights to…

My niece, Genevieve, from Ottumwa,Iowa and my brother-in-law, her dad, Bill, from Yale, Iowa, came to visit this weekend. Genevieve is leaving in December with…

We pressed the pears in the fruit press for the pear wine today. Pears make an excellent wine but are very difficult to press. So far my husband's section of…

The zinnias around here won't go to seed. I'm waiting to collect the seeds like I do every year so I can replant the following year but I don't want to do it in…

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee, And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me. ~George Villiers ************ Where has the time gone? It's autumn already. …

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which…

I have more than a pair of pear trees. I have three. One is Asian and 2 are European. It is almost time to harvest. Pears are one of the few fruits that are…
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