Homestead Animals

The Benefits, Myths and Downside of Keeping Pigs

So you're considering raising pigs, but you're not quite sure if they're for you? It would be nice to hear some stories from someone who has actually done it before and knows the ups and downs. Well here you go, I have been keeping pigs in my backyard and raising them for meat since 2014 and I would love to share some of the wisdom I have gleaned from my experience.

Garden

How to Make a Succession Garden Schedule

Do you wish you could get more out of your vegetable garden space? By creating a succession planting schedule, you can! Increase yields from all your crops with proper planning and foresight. This guide will give you the confidence and tools to create your very own planting schedule no matter the size of your garden.

Garden

How to Grow a Medicinal Tea Garden (Plus over 40 Plants!)

There is nothing like a hot cup of tea to cure what ails you! Herb gardens are an incredible resource for making herbal tea and medicines at home. Buying bulk herbs can be quite expensive, whereas garden plants and seeds are a one time purchase that will keep producing for years to come.

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Tips for Garden Critter Control

Critters in the veggie patch are every gardener’s worst nightmare. The frustration of having all your hard work devoured by garden pests is enough to make you want to give up gardening altogether. But with these strategies, you will finally be able to take back control of your garden space.

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Top 20 Flowers for a Cottage Garden

With height, bloom time and color in mind, you can create an enchanting cottage garden with ease. Your hard work will be repaid with a low maintenance masterpiece you can enjoy year after year. Plus your vegetable garden will thank you for all the added pollination it receives from the bees and butterflies that flock to your flowers.

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The Gardener’s Guide to Pest Insects

Insect pests in the garden can be real problem and need to be dealt with as soon as they appear. Crops can be decimated in a matter of days and many gardeners feel like they are in a losing battle. While it can be frustrating to see insect damage to your precious vegetables, you can take back control with the solutions in this guide.

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How to Start Seeds Indoors and Keep Them Alive!

Learn the entire process for indoor seed starting success including: setting up your growing space, what supplies to purchase, when and how to plant, seedling care, common seed starting problems, hardening off and transplanting.

Garden Design and Planning Tool
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Garden Design and Planning Tool

I am so excited to introduce this product! After many months of development, I have created a garden planner that actually gives users complete control over their garden design, planting schedule, and record keeping! You will get a beautifully formatted Excel file and PDF with printable worksheets!

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Planning a Survival Garden for Food and Medicine

Whether you are planting a survival garden out of necessity, preparedness, or simply to become more self reliant, you will appreciate the feeling of security it provides! Learn which plants to select for long term food supplies, nutrition and herbal remedies as well as how to design your garden for sustainability.