Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding rich organic matter and encouraging earthworms who benefit your plants. Plus, it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing...
4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

Producing food for your family is a goal for most homesteading families on the path to self-sufficiency. Taking control of your food supply means more stability and less worry. You know what went into it and where it’s been. You can incorporate sustainable practices...
Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...
Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple crop of many backyard gardens. Almost everyone who gardens has grown them, and probably knows their favorite varieties by name. Gardeners can also tell you stories of years when their tomatoes just didn’t produce as well as planned. Growing...
Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Many people don’t consider ducks when they decide to raise backyard poultry. Their experience with them is limited, so they don’t realize how personable and healthy they can be. Ducks can best be described as comical as they waddle around the yard, eating bugs out of...
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is a cost effective way to save money on your laundry routine. This liquid laundry detergent recipe costs pennies per load to make yourself, and it works great! Commercial laundry detergent is expensive, with dyes and fragrances that could...
How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

Are you looking forward to the long, sunshine filled days of summer? That sunshine can do more than just warm your skin and give you a daily dose of vitamin D. It can also dry and sanitize your laundry. A clothesline is a very simple way to reduce energy usage and...
Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Eggs at the grocery store have a limited color selection. Your choices are white or brown. All of the eggs are completely uniform, same shade, same size, and same shape. So farm fresh can come as a bit of a surprise to someone who has only had eggs from the grocery...
5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

Perhaps you’re new to creating compost, or you need to fill an area larger than your current compost production can support, but a time will come when you’ll need to find a source of outside compost. You can purchase compost at your local garden supply...