Sometimes during the dog days of summer our gardens need a little bit of help in the water department. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about when and how to water your garden, but there are also ways to save time, money, and energy while watering.
Gardens really start to hit their stride in June. This is an update-in-pictures of our vegetable and herb garden taken the first official day of summer.
As homesteaders we often feel pressured to live up to certain standards. There seems to be an unwritten code of what a homesteader is and isn’t, and when we feel that we don’t match that code we can sometimes deal with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. The truth is that we don’t have anything to […]
One of the best things we can do as homesteaders is to find opportunities to both expand our own skill sets and share our knowledge and experience with others. Homesteaders should never stop learning and teaching! By doing so we help ourselves and others in the homesteading community. Here are my thoughts on why it’s […]
Sometimes it’s just not worth the time to drag out the waterbath canner for a few jars of pickles. Refrigerator pickles are perfect for small batches, and they will retain their crispness better than canned pickles, too. The same basic recipe can also be adjusted for fermenting or canning in larger batches when your cucumber […]
One major reason so many of us homestead or have small farms is to ensure that our livestock lead good lives — even when they are destined to end up on our dinner plates. Animal welfare is of utmost importance — that’s why it’s so important to understand the differences between animal rights and animal […]