The Modern-Day Homesteader: A Love Story

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Until recently, I only thought of homesteading as something that could be done on acres upon acres of land, and…

How Raising Chickens Can Help Your Garden

1 week ago

It’s hard to imagine a world without chickens. We love them for their eggs, meat, and companionship, not to mention…

Five Weeks from Seed to Table

2 weeks ago

Growing vegetables from seed is probably one of the greatest pleasures of gardening. You can see the whole process from…

Livestock Guard Dogs: Just Like Lassie, Only Better

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When I had my dairy goats in Wisconsin nothing bothered them, and they lived happily and without a care in…

Brassica: The Queen of Greens

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I recently had breakfast with my three-year old granddaughter, Josephine, in a rather chi-chi diner of her choosing. When her…

Friend, Anybody Can Weld

2 months ago

Some of my earliest memories were of gluing paper together to make something in kindergarten. My materials then were pieces…

Fresh Bruschetta

2 months ago

Last year, a friend of mine planted too many tomatoes and ended up canning over 30 quarts.  Her small family…

Savvy Salve Making on the Homestead

2 months ago

Healing herbal salves have been a popular remedy for centuries. During the mid-9th century, an educational reform was organized by…

African Violets for Fun and Profit

2 months ago

If you are looking for something different to market from your homestead, consider African violets.  Even if you have never…

Garden Planning Made Easy: Two DIY Garden Planners

2 months ago

In the tens of thousands of years that people have cultivated the land to raise food for themselves, humans have…