Not every beekeeper needs to use pollen patties on their hives. Here in Maine there is an abundant supply of pollen in the fall and our bees are able to store enough for the colony’s purposes through the winter, until fresh pollen is again available in the spring. Unless you’re planning to make early-season splits […]
Have old cast iron? Here’s how to take it from rusted to reseasoned!
When I started out gardening, I had no set plan in mind. It was all trial and error mixed with a little bit of luck. Fast forward to five years later, now I’m looking to garden smarter. The more planning you get done before you actually pick up a shovel really does pay off. That’s […]
Growing your own seedlings is not hard to do and opens the door to new opportunities for the home gardener, homesteader or small farmer. You’ll have a vast number of varieties available to choose from, more control over the amount of seed you purchase, and you’ll save money by growing your plants yourself. Starting your […]
Sprouts are a quick and easy way to provide the family with fresh veg all year long regardless of where you live. They’re pure, fresh, and nutrient-rich food that can be produced easily whether you’re 3 or 103. I like to use the jar method because I already have a bunch of mason jars handy, […]
Think you can’t have a homestead without a garden? Think again! If you don’t have a garden, don’t despair. There are a lifetime of skills to learn. Here are 80 productive skills to start your path to homesteading without a garden.