Though we are considering adding meat rabbits to our homestead, our two Polish rabbits are strictly pets. Even so, they are a huge boon to our homestead for one simple reason: They poop. A lot. And their manure is gold for the garden. Why and how to use rabbit manure in the garden. It’s one […]
Sweet Basil is an easy, straight forward plant to grow. In this blog you will find all the things you need to know for planning, companion planting, use and storage of Sweet Basil. It also provides you with information about the type of soil it needs and the pH it will grow in. One place […]
It is that time of the year when you need to tidy the garden. Don’t let this task become such a burden. From planning to choosing the right tools and attracting the right wildlife you can get your garden back to its original beauty in no time.
When you first began gardening, do you remember that moment that you noticed your very first tiny green sprout? I recall a feeling of pure joy. For me, it was a package of pole beans that I had planted a few days earlier. I was proud, excited and hopeful all at the same time. As […]
Most of us are familiar with chamomile as a tea option along with peppermint, black and green tea. Chamomile has many more uses though from helping teething toddler and their distressed mothers to be an herb that is useful for skin ailments along with digestive troubles. Check out this blog post on the many ways […]
With the weather turning bad in most places during this season, plants don’t get much of a chance to survive, and will often go into hibernation simply to stay alive. You can have a year-round homestead and provide food for your family throughout the winter simply by having a greenhouse.