Thursday, September 9, 2010

starting somewhere...

It can be very intimidating to try to start to learn something new... but if you have some faith and just a little bit of initiative...
and you are willing to fail but learn from your mistakes
you might be surprised on what you glean... in more ways than one!
from your first harvest....
you might fall in love with your new hobby
and make it one of your past times!
Just 6 short years ago
I decided not to be intimidated and take the plunge
into gardening and growing our very own fruits and vegetables...
I never thought my new adventure would turn into a passion...
I never knew how much I would enjoy and get a thrill out of eating all of our own...
we have made many mistakes...
But we have learned so much...
imagine if I never tried something new, just six short years ago... What are you waiting for? 2010 canned grape juice from our concord grapes

14 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

I too, am working on muscadine juice right now.
We are reading a lot about genetically modified seed. I wonder what kind of seed you use for corn?

Homemaker Ang said...

This corn is a privately owned heirloom seed stock by Maple Valley Farms... It is open pollinated, non-gmo :)

This is field corn. We grow it for seed for other people and for meat bird chick-starter.

We are taking seed orders now for 2012.

Radmoo1 said...

Ang... Homemade grape juice is sooooo good... we used to pick wild grapes to make juice.... when we were on the farm. Hoping to make our way back to the country in the next 6 months!!!!

Maria said...

I just found your blog and all I can say is....wow! I can't wait to read the whole thing.

Treasures Evermore said...

Wow, awesome post...guess what I will be thinking about for the rest of the day? Hmmm.

Love the photos as well.

Terry said...

Good for you and good advice! One of the deciding factors that made me get off my bum and go back to school to become a Vet. Tech at the age of 55 was an Ann Landers column. Someone wrote in and said "I am 35 and want to go back to school to get my degree but when I am done I will be 40 won't that be too old?" To which Ann replied "and if you don't go back and get your degree in five years won't you still be 40 but without that degree?" Or something to that effect.

And now 7 years later at 62 I work off the farm a few days a week at a local clinic.Doing yet another thing I love.

So it is never too late!

Renata said...

Great post & lovely pictures!
I'm so glad you took the plunge, because you are inspiring so many people to try new things.
Hope the harvest goes well - we always enjoy harvest time for our crops.
Have a lovely weekend
Renata:)

Julie said...

Getting to the juice hopefully this weekend. Three years ago we moved back to the family farm. Learned lots of new things since then. It can be intimidating sometimes...but so worth it to try.

matilde said...

Hola, es una maravilla muchos teniamos que aver dado ese paso te felicito yo no tengo edad para hacerlo que sino seria una mas un saludo

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Another lovely post...autumn is such a great time for reflection, isn't it? Concord grapes are sitting on my table waiting for the tomato soup to finish processing before I start on them ;)

Hope to see you for the NT meeting on Tuesday next...

Pioneer Beauty said...

Dear Angie,
I came across your blog through Michelle's blog..I know Cindy through Blogging and Kathy from Regan Family Farm..I just signed on to follow as your post are speaking to my heart..We have been praying and seeking the Lord about getting into small farming..We currently live in Southern California and My husband has a STRONG burrden and DESIRE to be at home with his children..We are currently looking into Va. he was offered a job there but we turned it down..because it will once again place him outside the home..I look foward to gleaning whatever I can from your site..we have been collecting and gathering Non GMO seeds for that day the Lord does move us...
May your day be blessed and your Table full of His bounty..
In Christ
Angelina

Tamara said...

Your photos made me feel right at home! Your contentedness shows.

Seeing the ones of your table made me realize I need some new inspiration. Do you have any favorite decorating/home resources that inspire you that you'd like to share?

Homemaker Ang said...

Tamara, here is a little more about my creativity, if you call it that ;)
www.whohub.com/homemakerang

Marmee's Pantry said...

AMEN dear sister! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement!

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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