Designing a wildflower cottage garden can turn an otherwise wasted yard space into an oasis of blossoms. Wildflowers provide a safe haven for pollinators and wildlife while bringing joy to all who look upon them. With minimal effort, you can plant a wildflower patch this year to enjoy for generations to come.
The Bare Soil Dilemma
Do you eat food? Do live on planet Earth? Then this is for you! Find out how the way we grow our food is destroying soil and turning fertile land to dust. Join the soil revolution!
Learn to Pressure Can Veggies!
Pressure canning may seem intimidating at first but it actually takes less prep work than water bath canning. Did you know, pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acidity foods such as vegetables, mushrooms, broth, soup/stew, and meat? So, take the leap and start preserving produce from your own garden this season!
How to Harvest, Dry and Cure Cilantro
Learn how to harvest cilantro from your garden, dehydrate or air dry it, then cure your herbs for long term storage! Proper handling can mean the difference between a flavor packed, long lasting spice and a tasteless, unpleasant dish.
The Process and Timeline of Raising Meat Pigs
We got started raising pigs in 2014 and absolutely fell in love with these amazing creatures. We will never go back to buying pork from the grocery store again. The meat is far superior in flavor and we find it very fulfilling to be self sufficient by growing and raising our own food.
Companion Planting: Cracking the Code
Have you ever looked at lists of companion plants and wondered why? Why are these certain plants good companions? What makes them go well together? And most importantly, is there a way to implement companion planting without cross referencing lists in multiple books and websites? The answer is yes, you can gain a deeper understanding of companion planting, and this will make it easier and quicker for you to plan vegetable garden layouts.
Raising Pigs: Housing, Fencing and Supplies
If you have decided to raise pigs, you will need to consider how to fence them in, what type of shelter they will have and supplies for feeding, watering and simple veterinary care. With this guide, you will learn the benefits and drawbacks of different containment solutions so you can decide what will work best on your property.
Plant Friend or Foe: Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden
Take the guess work out of planning your vegetable garden layout with this comprehensive list of vegetable garden plants and their companions!
The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs in your Backyard
One of my family’s true passions is livestock! With several years of experience under my belt, I am hoping to share some wisdom with anyone just getting started with homestead pigs. Check out this 6 part series!
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.