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 […]
You wouldn’t think tennis balls, Thomas Jefferson, and lettuce have anything in common but Tennis Ball lettuce is an heirloom variety Thomas Jefferson grew on his farm at Monticello. Visiting Monicello and Mount Vernon are high on my bucket list. Not only do I respect these statesmen and their role as Founding Fathers I also […]
After successfully using the Back to Eden gardening method in their Phoenix, AZ homestead, Kevin and Sarah were excited to implement those same principles in the Missouri Ozarks. But, it didn’t work out. Kevin and Sarah discuss why it wasn’t right for the new homestead and what they have chosen to do instead.
Everybody needs a watermelon patch! The old fashioned varieties are definitely worth the effort. With hybridization, watermelons have become seedless and nearly rind-less. But our great grandparents had the right idea about melons with thick rinds for protection, watermelon pickles and lots of seeds for spitting.
The days of only iceberg lettuce in a salad are gone. Gourmet lettuces can even be found in the produce section of your grocery store. An even better option, is to grow your own! There are so many beautiful, open pollinated or heirloom varieties to choose from. So you can enjoy fresh greens and save […]