Raising Ducks for Eggs

Raising Ducks for Eggs

Ducks are growing in popularity as the latest additions to backyard homesteads; however, there is still some apprehension when it comes to eating duck eggs. For those who have dared to venture outside of their comfort zones, many have found they prefer the rich flavor...
3 Strategies to Avoid Food Insecurity

3 Strategies to Avoid Food Insecurity

We’re approaching the anniversary of Hurricane Irma, which makes me think more about what I should be doing to be more prepared for a hurricane. August and September are the most volatile months of hurricane season. ​​This is typically when we see more...
15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

Instagram is a visual playground where we can witness everything from food to home decor to daily life, but nothing can provide more visual stimulation than the colorful hues of flowers and fauna from our fellow gardeners. Summer is an especially enjoyable time to...
Low-Maintenance No-Till Gardening

Low-Maintenance No-Till 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...
Why We Homestead

Why We Homestead

We all have different reasons for why we homestead. They are what make our journeys unique. They are also what bring us together. It is those reasons that make homesteaders stand out, and what make homesteading such a rewarding experience. So, what is homesteading?...
Florida Edibles to Plant in February

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I’m still starting lettuce seeds...
Florida Edibles to Plant in January

Florida Edibles to Plant in January

January is the beginning of our warm planting season. Most of these plants will not survive Florida’s summer temperatures, so they need to be started early if they are to have enough time to produce before they start to die back. In some cases, the plants...
Florida Edibles to Plant in December

Florida Edibles to Plant in December

December is an exciting time to garden in Florida if you can find the time with all of the holiday hubbub happening. Don’t let the graphic fool you, you can still start collards, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage from seed. You can start onion seeds, but I...
Florida Edibles to Plant in November

Florida Edibles to Plant in November

Lots of fun things can be planted in November. The cool temperatures means greens, broccoli, and peas do well. All of these vegetables grow quickly, so don’t be discouraged if it’s on the transplant list, but you haven’t started seeds. You can also...
Florida Edibles to Plant in October

Florida Edibles to Plant in October

October doesn’t look like it has much going on, but there are still a lot of seeds that you can plant this month. I’ve recently discovered Mary’s Heirloom Seeds, and she provides some very good month-to-month planting guides specific to Florida. As...