Food, Garden

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!

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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.

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

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

Most Wished for Gardening Accessories!

Looking for an amazing gift for the gardener in your life? Well, look no further. No matter your budget or style, you will find gardening accessories here to fit your needs. Take a look at these innovative and functional accessories every gardenista wishes she could get her hands on. Save these gardening gift ideas for your next Mother’s Day, birthday or special occasion wishlist!

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!

Food, Garden

8 Ways to Preserve Your Harvest

Food preservation is a homesteaders most valuable skill. After all that work planning, planting, tending and harvesting your garden, the last thing you want is for your bounty to go to waste. Learn more about how to preserve your garden harvest and make food last for months or even years!

Garden, Homestead Animals, Lifestyle

My Passion for Permaculture (and how to apply it to your homestead)!

Permaculture principles can decrease your work load, make your garden more productive, make your animals healthier, and generally improve all the systems on your farm or homestead.