Welcome to Bahrsteads!
Catch a Buzz?
Go out on a limb and become fruitful -
Farmstead principles scaled to homestead ideas.
Crafting with Technology!
Growing a salad indoors?
Composting - Give it a Spin
Raised Beds and Hoop House Challenges
One thing that has always been part of us, has been our Do-It-Yourself spirit and our “Life is like a Science Project” mentality. And like many experiments, there are some successes out of the gate, but more often we have to live thru a few more set backs before putting our stamp of approval on them. Sometimes, we have to live through several rounds of trials and errors...
Raised Beds Continued...
You don’t need that large of a space to produce some huge results that will take your gardening into orbit. Watch us as we help out someone near and dear to us take their “Backyard Ghetto Garden” (her words) that kind of reminds me of my childhood days into a beautiful, efficient, and productive gardening system...
I know it’s Spring time when I find myself out in the Vineyard in mid -February or whenever I can endure the cold. Usually that is around 20 degrees or warmer with little to no wind. We live 20 minutes southeast of St. Paul, MN and to give you a timeframe, our ice-out is usually around the middle part of April. Now, when I am saying ice-out...
Babies at Bahrsteads!
This year at Bahrstead’s were are bringing in another round of chickens with the addition of some turkey chicks called goblets. I picked them up from the post office! Who knew you could send birds through the mail? ...
Spring Fling - Are You Ready?
The transition from our relatively mild Winter 2014 to Spring 2015 is well under way and Spring is just about upon us here finally in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. We talk with family members in Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and to Iowa to gage where they are in this season transition to get a sense of when is Spring coming...
The Vines are fine and so is the wine. (There’s got to be a song lyric there in that line.)
It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks at Bahrstead’s. Lots of activities to report in and we couldn’t feel more happy, accomplished, excited, thrill, exhausted, relieved, and thankful for everything that seems to be falling into place. Let’s get started with has felt like a whirlwind summary of activities.
Those of you that know me, know I love clothes, shoes, jewelery...Most probably take for granted how the things they wear are made. I've always been fascinated with it. Though don't mistake that for having the patience to make it myself.
Textile - Fabric Designs
One of the things on my bucket list has been to design unique fabrics. After a few years of playing with how its done, I finally hit on something that I like. I'm going to explain how I'm creating these designs and hopefully you can give it a shot too.
It's been busy in the garden! We've had regular rain almost every couple days.
It can get ahead of me really quickly. I use gallon plastic bags to determine when I have enough of something to can. Last week the green beans made the cut, and Neil showed up with a box of peaches from a local farmer...
Tapping In to Get “Sapped” Out
It’s almost spring in Minnesota and the winter has been really mild this year. We are out and about doing our Saturday stops getting our shopping and chores done, when we noticed the small farmstead property has their blue maple sap bags hanging. We thought it was kind of odd and relatively early, however, after coming home and doing some research, maybe they weren’t too early at all.