Who knew that Missouri winters would be so stinkin’ cold? Probably a lot of people, but I had no clue. When we were deciding where we wanted to settle down and homestead, we had narrowed it down to two choices: Maine or Missouri. Missouri won out because as much as I love, love, love a […]
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 […]
There’s something about a hoard of potatoes that makes me feel safe. Let me explain. As someone who raises and grows food with the intent of feeding the family year-round, I find myself focusing on those foods that can be grown in large quantities and that store well- long past their harvest date. Root crops […]
Whether you’re just getting started with homesteading or are looking to find better tactics and techniques to make your home and garden run a little more smoothly, we have some great resources for you! Many of our members have written amazing books that will help you to learn more about gardening, raising animals, homesteading with […]
Water can be a big issue in the winter time. Last fall we installed heated automatic watering troughs. What a difference this made for me and the time it takes me to do chores. (It also helped cut down chore time in the summer). A little preparation in the fall can help create an easier […]
Planting seedlings in the garden can be tricky, especially avoiding transplant shock. Use my method and watch your seedlings thrive over the few days after you plant!