Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be aware of […]
Are you a homesteader? Homesteaders are a different breed of person. We look at the world around us through different lenses. We build things with our bare hands, we grow our own groceries, we get excited over poop. I’ve collected a list of seven things I think make homesteaders unique.
Aphids are tiny pest insects that most gardeners have had to address at one time or another. There are over 4,000 different aphid species and their color can range from green to white to black. In addition to the damage they create by eating the sap from healthy plants, they excrete a sticky substance called […]
In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]
Finding out homestead was the easy part. Buying it, however, has been a challenge. Between the different financing options, working with an estate Judge, changing banks, and me taking time off to have a baby, things have been less than easy. If you’re looking, or in the process of buying your homestead, learn from our […]
In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. How far apart can you plant? What pH do they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to […]