Homestead Animals

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.

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Garden

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.

Homestead Animals

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!

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

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.

Garden

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.

Garden

How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most rewarding plants a gardener can grow. In this growing guide, you will learn how to grow tomato plants from seed to fruit. Learn the tomato plant profile, how to start seeds, care and harvest instructions, companion plants, troubleshooting, recipes, popular cultivars, and even how to preserve your bounty.

Garden

Gardening 101: 9 Simple Steps to a Fantastic First Season!

Are you ready to start a garden, but just don't know how? This guide will give you all the tools to feel confident planning, planting, harvesting and preserving your garden. Learn how to grow your own food and save money at the same time!

Garden

Unlock the Secrets to a Perfect Garden Layout! (A Reference Tool for Gardeners)

Ever wonder how expert gardeners know how to layout their vegetable gardens? Here's your guide to companion planting, succession planting, taxonomy, and growing requirements for all your crops with quick references and helpful infographics. Get ready for the biggest harvests you've ever had!