In just a few weeks, homesteads and hobby farms around the Midwest will usher in spring by tossing some seeds in the ground for an early spring crop. They'll clean up their barnyards and freshen things up for their livestock. Spring is almost here, and there are essential tasks to be completed to make the most of the 2017 growing season.
In order to support you with your spring homesteading preparations, Rebecca of the Cedar River Homestead opened up her hobby farm for a peek at what could (or should) take place over the next few weeks.
Rebecca and her husband are in their fourth year on the seven-acre Cedar River Homestead, having sold their separate homes in town when they married. They grew up in the country in Eastern Iowa, but neither had experiences like those they're cultivating today.