Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Backyard Farming Connection #24

 We're bracing for yet another winter storm here in NY.  Still, our thoughts are of spring.  After a weekend spent harvesting honey, and visiting a commercial maple sugar farm, we are settling in, and preparing for the growing season ahead.

If you haven't got your gardening tools ready for this spring, check out some of these tried and true favorites from Frugal (Local) Kitchen.

Have you ever been confused about what is meant by ventilation versus drafts?  This article by Scratch Cradle gets into some of the details of coop design.

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 on the 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.

For details on linking up visit the hop page.


  1. Good morning Gretchen! We've been planting a windbreak for our garden and this morning I'm sharing a post I've written about it. Have a great week.


  2. Thanks for another great one, Gretchen!! :)

  3. Wow! Thank you for featuring me, and for hosting.

    Since we're cutting back on our actual vegetable garden this year, I shared some ideas for combining veggies and annuals in pots for maximum use of space, time, and money.