Compost is literally the best thing you can plant your vegetables and flowers in. What is even better is that you can make your own. There are tricks to making a healthy compost. Some things break down while others don’t. You also need to know of what you can and cannot compost before you jump […]
Troubleshooting your compost shouldn’t take too long and soon you’ll be creating your own garden black gold. Composting isn’t terribly difficult but sometimes you just hit a hiccup; these tips should help you find your issue and correct it. Whether you’re composting in a fancy composter, a pile or a converted garbage can – troubleshooting […]
Chicken manure tea is one of the best things you can do for your garden – and if you have chickens, it’s completely free. Here’s how to make it!
You probably learned in school that it takes 500 years to make 1 inch of topsoil. According to a study done by Cornell University Professor of Ecology, David Pimentel, the USA is losing topsoil at 10x the rate of replenishment. China and India are even worse off, with a rate of 30x soil erosion per […]
Recycling coffee on your homestead, do you do it? We are BIG coffee drinkers around here and there are a lot of left over grounds. I am happy to report that recycling coffee grounds is a great benefit to your homestead. I offer you 10 awesome ways to recycle coffee grounds in and around your […]
My family puts up with some very odd requests from me, but this one takes the cake. I’ll be honest, my boys were happy to oblige. It’s not often they are granted permission to pee outdoors since we live in a fairly populated area. The husband and the daughter were a harder sell. I don’t […]