When it comes to natural chicken keeping, Lisa Steele has made her way to the top of the flock. A trusted name in the chicken keeping world, Lisa is the creator of the popular blog “Fresh Eggs Daily” and is a regular writer for many publications from “Backyard Poultry” to HGTVGardens.com. As a 5th generation […]
You don’t have to be a commercial farmer with 100 acres to reap the benefits of crop rotation. Actually it is even MORE critical for garden success for the small scale backyard farmer to rotate crops! What is crop rotation? Crop rotation is a centuries old practice, and a way to ensure many years of […]
Cucumbers have long been used in skin care for their soothing, astringent properties. For this soap recipe we are going to use the whole cucumber – flesh, seeds, skin and all! Cucumbers are mostly water, so for this recipe, we will be substituting all the water with pureed whole cucumber. We will also add in […]
Ducks bring so much fun & joy to the farm yard! With their giant floppy feet, the way they waddle across the yard, the sheer joy they get from splashing in a kiddie pool, ducks really are a great addition to any farm! While many backyard farmers start out with chickens, and ducks certainly can […]
Sweet little wiggly noses, cute puffball tails, soft silky ears – there are so many reasons to love rabbits! Some backyard farmers are hesitant to add rabbits to their little farm because they don’t raise animals for meat. Rabbits are so much more than a source of rapidly reproducing meat! If you are looking for […]
Testing your garden soil is an important first step to having a successful garden each year. Yet it is a step that many gardeners skip out on. Let me show you how easy, fast, and inexpensive testing your soil health can be to help you get your best garden ever!