The Pixie Dusted Farmhouse

Small acreage homesteading in East Tennessee

Welcome to our farm

My 2021 Spring Garden Seed Starting Plan

Getting ready to plant a garden can be an overwhelming task, especially when a lot of your seed packets come with instructions to start indoors a certain number of weeks before the last spring frost. I put together a little guide for how I am learning how to handle seed starting, since I’m starting a…

Adding Ducks to Your Homestead

While chickens were our gateway into this homesteading life, ducks have had my heart since I could walk basically. So naturally we’ve ended up with them on our little farm. We’ve got some friends that made a deal with us – if they bought us ducks, we’d be their duck egg suppliers. Lately I’ve tried…

Pests in the Garden

I tend to get lulled into a false sense of security when my plants germinate and start maturing. They sprouted, they’re growing, what could go wrong? A lot. A lot could go wrong.  This is by no means an exhaustive list of garden irritants and how to deal with them, but this is what we…