Using plant grow lights during the winter can help you to extend your growing season. Find out what you need to start gardening under artificial lights! Do you still believe that you must plant in the spring and harvest in the fall even if you try to cultivate plants indoors? Thankfully, these rules no longer […]
Heritage chicken breeds are great dual purpose birds. In this article, you’ll learn about 5 breeds of chickens your grandparents likely kept, their advantages, and how to keep these historic breeds alive.
Raising quail is perfect for every homestead, urban, rural, large or small. In this article, you’ll learn several advantages quail have over chickens, how to successfully raise them and how to tell males apart from females.
Are goats right for me? I thought I was in love with my goats, but now I’m not so sure. I have visions of selling them and planting fruit trees in their yard right now. Even my goat-hating husband said I should take some time to think when one evening I wanted to put them […]
There was a lesson in gardening that I learned later in life, friends. That lesson has to do with compost, and the essential role it plays on our urban homestead. Composting is important for a few reasons. First, the more yard and kitchen waste that goes into compost the less that takes up space in […]
If you have chickens then you will eventually have an “odd” egg. Take a look at these common egg issues (and how to fix them) and if you are still waiting for that first egg then check out the signs that egg time is almost here!