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Season Extension Part 2

Season Extension Part 2

In our last post, we just purchased the hoops for our high tunnel and got them home.  After getting the main hoops home we started to get a list of all the other pieces we needed to complete the project. Before we started purchasing the other pieces needed we had to address grading the area…

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By [email protected], February 25, 2019
Season Extension Part 1

Season Extension Part 1

Over the years our vegetable production has grown, with it some lessons and hardships along the way. The image above shows the Spring 2018 garden, a 24’x32′ space. We’ve learned so much about growing here on our property with this garden. Early frosts, heat waves, too much rain, drought,… we have to be prepared (ode…

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By [email protected], February 7, 2019
Project: Wood Burning Fireplace Insert

Project: Wood Burning Fireplace Insert

Our home has an interesting story, it burned, it literally caught fire and burned. In a set of really unfortunate circumstances a realtor and contractor renovated our home 2 years before we came along. Our house was built in the 50’s and still had the original oil furnace in it when a realtor and contractor…

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By [email protected], December 13, 2018
Chocolate Chili Spiced Popcorn

Chocolate Chili Spiced Popcorn

Winter has arrived at The Piedmont Homestead.. well mostly. Okay, let’s just say Ol’ Man Winter is a little confused. It was 70 today (Monday) and they are calling for 3 inches of snow on Saturday. Can someone say climate change? Regardless, its that time of year for special treats. Let’s be honest, popcorn is…

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By [email protected], December 3, 2018
Week 14, 2018

Week 14, 2018

This is the first of our periodic updates for The Piedmont Homestead. We’ll go over the progress we’ve made and the steps we take to get closer to our goal of growing food in such abundance we can support others around us. We have a lot of ideas, some of which are written out in…

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By [email protected], November 6, 2018

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