I decided to start a new type of article/blog on our site to just keep everyone updated on the general day-to-day goings on of our homestead.  No, I am not going to post how I did laundry or how white I got my whites....unless I find a great secret to share about getting those whites white that would pertain to homesteading.

So we decided to pack up and take off to the new homestead last weekend.  It is so hot here in Central Texas that we thought the shade of East Texas would be a wonderful change.  Oh yeah, it was still going to be super hot but at least there are trees at the new homestead.

East Texas had been suffering from the drought just like the rest of Texas but not to the extreme we were suffering here in Central Texas.  I had several tasks that I wanted to accomplish while we were there this time to include deciding where we want our seasonal root cellar and where we would start the guest cabin.

It's hot!  I know I mentioned it before but this is one of the hottest Junes on record for Central Texas.  The temps are crossing 100 most days and this heat is about a month early for our area.  To top it off there is a constant breeze blowing.  Normally a constant breeze on a hot day would be good but in this case, at this particular time of year- canning time - it is not good because my outdoor canning kitchen is not closed in and the wind is interfering with the flame on my Camp Chef stove.

I've had a garden for about 5 years now.  Each year it gets a little bigger and I get a little better at it.  Each year I also learn that sometimes, no matter how hard I try, a certain crop may not make it.

As many of you homesteaders know daily life on the homestead can be very busy.  For those of you who are still contemplating the homesteading life get ready.  Homesteading is wonderful with many rewards but it is also a labor of love and when I say labor of love I mean LABOR of love.