The Ultimate Fall Homesteading Guide
Crisp cool mornings. Sweater (or hoodie) weather. Bonfires, hayrack rides, and pumpkin everything. These are just a few of my favorite things. And even more enjoyable for us on the homestead, is getting more work accomplished without the heat and humidity getting in our way!
With fall approaching soon (yay!) I have put together this Fall Homesteading Guide with links to posts from some of my blogger friends.
Fall on the Homestead
Many cool season vegetables should be planted about 10-12 weeks before the winter frost sets in. So generally in early August.
Some of the best foods to plant in most zones are:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Peas
- Garlic (for a Spring harvest)
- Other greens (Mustard, Kale, Collard…)
Preserving the Harvest
Fall Family Fun
I crave and long for fall time every single year. Not only is the weather amazing for us in the midwest. But it’s also filled with so many opportunities to enjoy good ole fall family fun & activities.
Here’s a few of our favorites:
- Visit pumpkin patches
- Go on a haunted or regular hayrack ride
- Fall festivals!
- Decorate the home
- Visit an apple orchard and pick apples
- Decorate and carve pumpkins
- Make apple or pumpkin flavored treats
- Snuggle up with a good book, cozy blanket, and apple cider
- Make homemade soups and chilis
Fall Crafts & DIY
Fall Recipes – Savory
Fall Recipes – Sweet
Fall Recipes – How-to Guides