Ahhh, spring. The sun comes out longer, rains encourage the grass and weeds to explode with growth, and gardeners everywhere jump into action to get the garden going. The pace can be almost a little frantic sometimes. Unless you have a plan for seed starting or a large budget for transplants, it’s not hard to […]
The mailbox lid clinked shut, and the dog started barking at the window as the mailman walked down the sidewalk to the next house. My daughters, just barely four years old and two clamored at the door to “help” me get the mail. I tried to keep their fun spirit as I lifted them up […]
A simple composting toilet system is easy to build and maintain. You can use this DIY composting toilet to reduce bills, reduce waste, and create valuable compost.
Hale bales are iconic of farming, but one of the limitations of keeping animals on a city lot is figuring out how to store them. Whole hay bales are easy to stack in the corner of a garage, shed, or coop, but once you open it up a hay bale or straw bale, it will […]
Colony raising rabbits isn’t hard, but there are a few considerations that can make setting up a rabbit colony go more smoothly. When I brought home our American Chinchilla breeding trio, I had researched raising meat rabbits extensively. I knew I wanted to raise my rabbits in a colony. I found good information on the […]
Growing your own food is fun, but the really special part comes when you sit down to the dinner table and the main course is something you grew yourself. Potatoes are a great crop for small spaces, because they can be grown in containers. They are also super easy to cook with. There are so […]