Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Backyard Farming Connection #20

We're entering into the late winter period here in NY (right before mud-season).  It's always a tough time for me, when I'm ready to get out there and get going, but still need to sit tight for a few more weeks.  This week's features reflect the beauty of this season, and gives some ideas for growing even before the season is really underway.

Check out this wonderful photographic journey of tapping the maple trees from The Chick n' Coop

For those of us who can't start planting yet, it's time to start sprouting.

From Chickadee Garden, Gardening Without a Garden: Growing Sprouts

And from Fruhlingskabine Micro-Farm, check out this entire series on developing a sprouted fodder system.

I want to know what's happening, in your garden, on your homestead, in the barnyard, and in the kitchen.  Whatever is in your backyard farm and home, I would love to hear about it.

Each week I will share some of my favorite posts in the newly formed Backyard Farming Connection Facebook page.  And in case you haven't seen, I have a new 'featured button' so if you've been featured in the past, grab a button.


  1. Great features! Thanks for hosting Gretchen! You do such a great job :) It is much appreciated!

  2. Thanks for hosting, Gretchen! I appreciate you! :)

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

  3. Thank you for hosting again, Gretchen! Linked up my chicken story today. :)

  4. Thanks for hosting!! Have a great week!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring me! There are so many good links, I don't know how you decide. Thanks for hosting.

  6. Closed already? I thought it just started today!

    1. Garden Girl - this is an older hop - check for the newest one on the homepage - it is number 24: http://www.backyardfarmingconnection.com/2013/03/the-backyard-farming-connection-24.html