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Indoor harvest and seeding, raking leaves and wandering around the roof

Hey everyone, I’m late again in getting my weekend post up. Paula is heading to California for her brothers wedding and I’m staying home to be “the dog whisperer”, so it’s been busy here on the urban homestead. ๐Ÿ™‚

So…let’s get to what was done this weekend. First was harvesting the lettuce trays in our indoor grow tents. With this came the need for seeding 7 new trays of microgreens/lettuce. If you’ve been following along on our Youtube channel we were on our 2nd cut for many of these trays and they needed to head for the compost bin (aka our garden boxes). I’ve been taking these trays out and pulling out the contents and laying them on top of the garden boxes to see if I can still get some harvest out of them before the frosts drop them to the ground.

With the new trays seeded and ready to go in the grow tents it was time to finish raking the leaves around the yard (the rest of these came down while Paula and I were in Hawaii). So, with the garden boxes chopped-n-dropped it was time to bury them with a nice layer of leaves to keep the worms a little warmer and get the decomposition moving (albeit won’t be much until we start getting the warmth of spring, but what the heck why not get an early start).

The last outdoor project was getting up on the roof to do our last fall cleaning of the gutters as well as putting down a nice sprinkling of baking soda to kill off the worst friend a home owner can have in the Pacific NW….roof moss. Moss might be great on the forest floor, but letting it reside on our roofs is something you better take care of on a regular basis. Otherwise you’ll loose years of life and have to spend thousands on roof replacement. Wanting to use the least caustic method of killing the moss I’ve found that using baking soda changes the alkalinity where moss can’t survive. Our 90 year old neighbor uses Tide laundry detergent, but the thought of all that soapy residue hitting our water ways makes me a little uneasy so using something like baking soda (which isย soda ash or sodium carbonate) makes me feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well this was a quick update for the weekend work, next weekend will be tackling the down stairs bathroom demo…so more Youtube video and pictures should be up for your enjoyment.

Have a great week and upcoming weekend everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Herbs a plenty, new automated watering, and feeding the worms

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posting a blog recently; things were pretty busy around here with fall arriving. From raking leaves into the garden beds and around the berry bushes (never waste free mulch :)) to cleaning out the gutters a number of times no spare minute was wasted. Here’s a list of things we finished over the last two weekends:

  • New indoor herb plantings
  • Addition to the automated watering system for indoor grow tent
  • Cleaning gutters and the yard
  • Installing new drip tray systems into the midsize grow tent as well as the salad bar led area
  • Updating the hard drive in our security system server
  • Feeding the worms

We’ll skip the details for these as Paula and I are preparing for our 7 day trip…to beautiful Maui! ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk to you again once we return rejuvenated from the Hawaiian sun.

Truck maintenance, harvesting indoor veggies, and planting next succession of grow tent seeds

Hey hey! Fall is here in full force on the urban homestead with cooler weather arriving (Brian’s still wearing his shorts, but it’s getting a little chilly). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maintenance on the homestead truck
  • Planting more spring bulbs
  • Harvesting Goji’s berries
  • Harvesting the next set of salad greens from indoor grow tents
  • Seeding new salad green trays
  • New seeds from HighMowingSeeds have arrived
  • Our first swag from a vendor for our video channel

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70’s bathroom teardown, harvesting more fall berries and tomatoes, and putting Sasquatch on Youtube

Hi Everyone! Another weekends coming to an end, so we’re wrapping up the homestead tasks. Paula and I took a break on Saturday to relax and sit indoors and snuggle on the couch watching some Netflix movies…we needed a break from canning and dehydrating so the rainy wet weather was very conducive to just being slugs for a day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday it was back to harvesting, more bathroom demo/cleanout, and filming some videos for the Youtube channel. Here’s a breakdown of the one-day working weekend:

  • Bathroom tile tearout
  • Harvesting Goji berries, tomatoes, and apples
  • Feeding the compost worms
  • Youtube channel videos

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