When I was a little girl, I would look forward to reading a story every night with my parents. Books like The Giving Tree and The Lorax still stick out in my mind. They created a sense of wonderment, excitement and fascination around trees and nature for me. The trees we see everyday are vital […]
Many trees and shrubs purchased over the internet are shipped to customers as bare root trees. These young trees are shipped with no soil around their roots and without a container (such as a plant pot). Even though they are shipped without soil, these trees are often very healthy and quick to establish in their […]
I love the gum trees on our property, but I only recently realised that so many of the trees ARE gum trees. I was lucky enough to pick up a book called Gum: the story of eucalypts and their champions by Ashley Hay. I was hoping to learn about gum trees and how to identify […]
Cordwood masonry is a tried-and-true green building technique that is cost-effective and practical for many homesteaders. If you want to build a chicken coop, shed, playhouse, garage, or even a house out of cordwood masonry, there are some steps to take to prepare your cedar trees that will make the job a lot quicker and […]
Let’s hear it for the trees! Trees are beautiful and majestic, but their benefits are often overlooked. Here are 10 reasons why you should have trees on your homestead.
Most of us tend to go about our everyday activities without giving the trees surrounding us much thought. National Arbor Day is a holiday that reminds us all of the importance and value every single tree has. Arbor Day is recognized and observed around the world by all different cultures. In the United States, it […]