Grafting is a basic homestead skill that’s easy to learn. If you don’t already know, most modern apple and other fruit trees; as well as some grapes, are grown from two parts: a “root stock” and a “scion”. For the purpose of this discussion we’ll refer to all hand-grafted plants as “trees”. The root stock […]
Here’s a must listen to for anyone from a non gun background contemplating the purchase of their first firearm. Common sense and life experience prevails in this 20 minute podcast. It’s an old episode from GRANNY MILLER RADIO. The topic is “Choosing Your First Homestead Firearm”.
Egg production is a crucial component of the Runamuk farm as we continue to grow our apiary. When faced with the prospect of moving our farm to a location that did not offer infrastructure, we had to get creative in order to ensure the poultry flock came through the move in-tact. Enter the hoop-house….
If you are new to homesteading, taking care of a herd of goats on your own can be a bit daunting. Goats are very smart and easily motivated by food, so training is much easier than people think. Now that all of my goats are trained, even my little bucks, chore time is a breeze. […]
The holidays are the perfect time to add some cheer to your home. Houseplants are the perfect addition to every room. I enjoy going to my local market and buying fresh cut flowers, but they are harder to come buy in the winter months. Not only that, they don’t last very long and can be […]
Did you know that your washer and dryer should be cleaned every month? I discovered that when I started washing cloth diapers. Here’s a very simple explanation of how to go about doing this often-overlooked chore.