Episode 751 – Homestead Happenings for May 26, 2023

Today we talk about how the dual bird incubation project went, our first dry spell of spring, and getting ready for food preservation season at the Holler Homestead.

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  • Mullein
  • Wild rose petals
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • Day lilies should come in shortly
  • Faux strawberries


  • Update on the egg hatching
  • Baby ducklings and chicks are growing fast
  • Put feeders in pots to cut down waste – much less waste
  • Moving the tractor a bunch with the chickens: 
  • May process all but the class chickens early
  • Wing clipping
  • Strawberry experiment – fail
  • Sheep are well, Bruny is on pregnancy watch


  • Broccoli looks great, getting cabbage worms though
  • Squash, peas, onions, chard, herbs beginning to take off
  • Tomato wall is up and we are working on balancing nutrient
  • Time to rotate the late spring plants where the early spring plants go
  • Beets look terrible
  • 30 minutes a day on the food forest is required due to weed growth: thoughts on leaf mulch
  • Strawberries are slowing, may water the patch and see if the rejuvenate (A word on “june bearing”

Harvest meals

  • Garden salad season – how they change
  • Quick meal: steaks
  • Shoulder roast in the crockpot

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Pew Pew Class


  • Nothing new or big to report


  • Cashflow low this month

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!


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