It’s a bit of an oxymoron, but I’m a homesteader who hates cooking. Home grown, home cooked food is supposed to be one of the pinnacles of successful homesteading. However, for me, the less time I spend in the kitchen the better! Roasted vegetable recipes are a great way to cook healthy, homegrown food, and […]
Planning a vacation can be a bit of pain, especially if you have pets. Can you take a vacation even if you have chickens? There aren’t chicken kennels that you can book your birds into. So how do you take a vacation when you have backyard birds? Here are some tips to help you get […]
One of the biggest hurdles to becoming more self-sufficient and raising more food is finding the time to DO IT! Improving your time management skills can help you grow more food, have a more prosperous garden, and become a better homesteader. We all have the same amount of hours in our days. And we can […]
Ever wondered what are the best plants to start with if you are a new gardener? Well, there are some plants that are very easy to grow. Raspberries are easy to grow, and can produce prolifically in the right circumstances. Here’s how to grow raspberries, and the best part is, you don’t even have to […]
Gardening is easy when you start out with great soil. But what do you do when all you get is a layer of hard packed dirt with rock underneath? What if you have sandy soil, acid soil, or straight clay? How can you grow your own food, even when you have poor soil?
Hardly a spring goes by when I’m not tempted to buy plants. It’s not a bad temptation, but I could seriously go WAY overboard on buying plants if I don’t watch it! Plants are kind of like chickens. Can you REALLY have too many? There’s always room for one more! This spring was no different. […]