If your are considering the addition of small animals or livestock to your homestead or farm, consider the dairy goat. Goats are hardy and thrive with attentive simple care. Their size makes them easier to handle than other livestock. Because of their size, the space and feed needed to maintain goats is more practical and less […]
There is something nostalgic about an orchard in bloom or during the harvest with the branches bending over heavy with fruit. Planting fruit trees seems to be a priority with a lot of new home owners. Whether it’s a few trees or a more ambitious effort there are important considerations in planning and establishing a […]
It’s that time of year! With fall harvests, it is time to enjoy pumpkin desserts and treat. Oh we can already imagine all of the recipes we’d like to try from pumpkins! Using your own pumpkin puree from pumpkins you harvested makes everything pumpkin even better. Making pumpkin puree is simple, a little messy, but […]
Fall is my favorite season. It means harvesting, canning, and holidays. Many of the crops harvested in fall can be stored and enjoyed for months to come. Apples, winter squash, pumpkins, roots crops, cabbage, and potatoes can all be stored and eaten “fresh” when the garden is long gone and winter has set in. I […]
Whether you are an experienced or beginning gardener, learn how to choose your garden site, building raised beds, prepare raised bed for spring planting, and most importantly how to prepare the soil in your raised beds. Choose an area you can expand because you might just fall in love with gardening!
With the fruit harvest winding down, don’t neglect some essential chores that are necessary in the organic orchard. A healthy productive harvest next year depends a lot on following through with good care in the fall. Here are ways to take care of your orchard during fall season and prevent diseases from spreading.