Good soil doesn’t just happen, it takes some work. Here are 5 things you can do to build healthy soil year round.
I reached a breaking point at work one day when I looked in the garbage and saw what I consider to be “garden gold” filling it up. Everybody just throws away their apple cores, egg shells and so many coffee grounds. I decided to do something about it.
One of the best things a homestead can do for their garden is create compost. It is a great way to recycle your own food scraps and manure. There are a few different ways you can create compost. One of my favorites is vermicomposting, or creating compost with worms. Worm composting is simple to do […]
“Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without” as the old WWII propaganda posters said…and nowhere is this more applicable than in the homesteader’s kitchen! We work so hard to create nutritious food for our family that we must learn to leave nothing to waste. Here are some great recipes (from myself […]
Food Processing creates waste–well, maybe we should define the word “waste.” Before you chuck those tomato peels to the chickens or in the compost bin, you can make a delicious and nourishing meal from them. Here is how I make a cheesy tomato soup with very little work, and all from the “waste.”
Getting ready for a garden isn’t hard at all. You just need to put a bit of thought into it and plan ahead BEFORE you get lost in those colorful seed catalogs. Ask yourself a few questions like “What do you like to eat?”, “How much room and time do I have” and “Can I […]