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.
A hoop house is an easy way to keep your plants and soil warm this winter. Here are complete instructions for building your own hoop house for your in-ground garden or raised beds. Extend the growing season for your plants, get seeds and starts in earlier and keep your garden going all winter long!
Our 42 foot long hoop house/greenhouse/ poly tunnel was accidentally built on a winter spring. We get our share of water inside during the rainy months here in Oregon (can you read like 9 months of the year!) After three years of slipping and sliding around while harvesting our winter greens we decided to mulch […]
Living remotely and off grid brings with it numerous challenges that one needs to overcome. Doing so sometimes requires simply adapting to the new circumstances until you are in a better position to overcome but no matter which way you go, relying on yourself and your own skills is a cornerstone to being self-reliant and […]