Fruits

Homesteading Fruits articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Food Forever: Creating a Perennial Food Forest

Growing our own produce is an important part of the homesteading lifestyle. However, planting and depending solely on annuals season…

3 months ago

Fantastic Figs from Your Farm: It’s Easier than You Might Think.

If you are considering the addition of fruit trees to your homestead, but are concerned about caring for finicky trees,…

6 months ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

11 months ago

Planning the Homestead Orchard

For most folks just moving to the country, there are many choices to be made concerning their new lifestyle.  These…

12 months ago

Bramble Blood

There was a time in my life when from spring to September, and sometimes on into November, I was busy…

1 year ago

Five Fun Farmer’s Market Products: Draw Interest to Your Table

  Participating in a farmer's market is a great income opportunity that allows you to connect with the people in…

1 year ago

You Say “Tomato”; I Say “All Right!”

  Three years ago, my husband decided to start growing an aphrodisiac in our urban postage-stamp property.  I was as…

1 year ago

Growing Persimmons From Seed: An Unusual Fruit For Your Homestead

Persimmons are a delicious and unusual fruit to grow on your homestead. Introduced to the United States by Japan, persimmons…

2 years ago

Give a Fig – New Facts on the Oldest Cultivated Plant

  My connection with figs began early.  I would have been no older than four when we moved to a…

2 years ago

Homemade Applesauce: Accept No Substitutes!

  My husband Donnie was raised near the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, a little set of scenic, high hills…

2 years ago

Johnny Appleseed: The Myth and the Man

  There are still those who think he was a myth, which is not so surprising considering the many ways…

2 years ago

Got the Blues? It’s a Good Thing, if They’re Blueberries!

  I know somewhere there must be someone who doesn’t like blueberries.  I’ve never met this unfortunate soul, however.  Whether…

2 years ago