Spring is finally here
We are so happy Spring is here! Winter has been rough with all the crazy weather so we are definitely ready for warmer temperatures.
There are some green things starting to sprout up and that’s exciting to see. Spring is my favorite time of year. Lots of things will be happening on our little farm throughout Spring, Summer and Fall so stop back to see what is happening.
Let’s talk dryer lint
Most people don’t even give dryer lint a second thought and that it’s only a byproduct of drying your clothes. Well I can tell you it does have some uses-
1. It can be composted and become a benefit to your garden. It is considered a brown material so it will need to be mixed with green material.
2. It can also be used as a fire starter. When I use it to start a fire I fill a empty toilet paper tube with the lint and light it. It works great in a pinch when we don’t have kindling to help start a fire. Keep in mind like using paper your wood stove chimney will need to be cleaned more often.
I hope this helps to change your outlook on dryer lint and that it isn’t just trash.
Blessings all! Thank you for stopping by!
This video is from early 2018 to early 2020 and shows how things have evolved since we started to seriously try to regenerate our property. We have just under 4 acres and each year we work on a new section to help improve our soil or try to improve where the native grasses are already growing. There's always work to do but its fun even if it is hard work. Getting chickens, ducks and turkeys back in 2013 was the start of it all. We both worked full time jobs but I decided to work part time and pursue the farming/homesteading passion that was building in me (from growing up around farms). I'm still working on hubby about different animals I would like on the farm but he still has some reservations which I can't blame him on some of his points. We need a truck to haul water, hay/straw and feed for the critters since I can't do that with my car. So for now I'll still dream about what our farm can be.......
Sorry the video is a little long
The peppers are doing so much better than past years of starting seeds. I started the pepper seeds really early compared to when they should actually be started because of previous years failed attempts but this year has been a success for whatever reason. I'm excited to say the least with the successes with all my seed starting but the peppers have always been my nemesis.
Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 5 adorable grand kids.