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 […]
Spring is the season of hope and growth. You begin dreaming of the beautiful blooms that are to come. You start to see those first signs of green after a long winter. During the first few weeks of spring, there are measures you can take to encourage a successful gardening season. March is the month […]
30 Things You Can Do to Get Your Homestead Spring Ready – Right Now!It is time to get your backyard homestead spring ready! As winter is rolling away and we are getting prepared to welcome spring there are a few chores you can do around your homestead to get it ready for spring. Get these […]
Which of your vegetable plants should you start inside before the last frost has come and gone? This post offers a good place to start with suggestions on the seeds that you will want consider planting indoors. (Plus one bonus idea.)
Hatching out baby chicks with small children can be such a joyous part of homesteading life! Here’s a printable step-by-step chart that works well with stickers, and helps kids keep track of turning the eggs, and checking temperature and humidity. And it serves as a great visual for counting down to hatch day!
For those looking to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, spending as little as possible for off-farm expenses is a big part of making that dream a reality. What if we could eliminate that yearly “seed starting” line item entirely? This posts shows some ways that it’s very possible to start all the seedlings you need for […]