The weather plays an important role in the life of a homesteader. We find ourselves checking the weather forecast frequently. It helps us plan our days and save those inside chores for when it’s nasty outside. Some things just have to be done no matter what the weather, but knowing what’s ahead is a helpful […]
The most recent national climate assessment predicts a warmer and wetter climate for the Northeast US in the next 100 years, and we’re already seeing and preparing for the effects on our homestead. Rainfall has increased by 10% annually in the past 100 years, and the next hundred could see as much as a 20% […]
Tornado season is here, and for those of us in “Tornado Alley“, it’s a time to be prepared. The weather can go from hot, humid and unbearable to having to run for cover in a matter of minutes. You may follow the weather/news and see things like “tornado watch” or “tornado warning”. What does that […]
Find out what it takes to keep goats healthy in cold weather.
A lot of effort can go into planning our your dream garden. Despite all of your efforts, mother nature can throw you a curve ball. Be as prepared as you can be by first starting with the freeze dates in your area. Found out how!
It is common for novice wood-burners to purchase less wood than they need to keep fires burning throughout the winter season, so don’t feel bad if you’ve realized that you’re running low – just get ready to take care of it before you do run out of wood! If you are running out of wood […]