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  • 8 Tips On Moving Home After Living Abroad 
    Moving back home after living abroad can be a disorienting experience. Things in your hometown have likely changed since you moved away, and this can be a complicated reality to encounter.  If you find yourself worrying that you won’t fit in at ho…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 2:26pm -
  • How to Prepare Your Home for Extreme Weather Conditions
    We have all experienced the situation of an inclement weather report that makes our hearts begin to pump more blood than usual. These reports can be bothersome as a homeowner because your home is valuable to you, and safeguarding it will always be yo…
    - 14 days ago 4 Aug 22, 12:51pm -
  • Dr. Munavvar Izhard: medical and health benefits of gardening
    Munavvar Izhar says that Gardening is one of the healthiest hobbies one can develop. It combines physical activity with social interaction and exposure to nature and sunlight. Also, these days people prefer to eat organic, and gardening gives you com…
    - 14 days ago 4 Aug 22, 12:36pm -
  • Vegetables You Can Easily Grow In Almost Any Garden
    Every plant is different and needs special conditions to grow to its full potential. Various kinds of vegetables need different amounts of sunlight or water. On top of that, they are not resistant to all the weather conditions. However, there are pla…
    - 14 days ago 4 Aug 22, 9:56am -
  • 5 Things You Need to Survive a Radiation Disaster
    Many people don’t have much awareness about radiation and its drastic effects on health. One of those invisible dangers, radiation is something that most people only comprehend through science fiction films. The average individual is typically susp…
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 22, 2:03pm -
  • 5 Tips for Producing an Abundance of Herbs in Your Garden
    Growing herbs in your garden is one thing. But growing an abundance of anything takes a bit of practice. While there is no easy way to go about this, we have some tips for producing an abundance of herbs in your garden.  Choose the Right Herbs The f…
    - 18 days ago 31 Jul 22, 5:02pm -
  • What Does AC Service Include?
    Introduction As summer wears on, that Texas heat can be overwhelming even when you have functioning air conditioning. If your AC unit breaks down, though, then you are guaranteed a truly miserable time. Keeping your home HVAC AC unit in good working…
    - 26 days ago 23 Jul 22, 3:23pm -
  • How Native Fern Plants Benefit the Environment
    Native ferns are plants that produce fresh oxygen, which is vital for a clean environment, removing harmful toxins and also bio-indicators. Native plants are so easy to maintain! They not only clean the environment, are low-maintenance plants, return…
    - 49 days ago 30 Jun 22, 7:13am -
  • 6 Types of Garden Planning Layouts for your Backyard 
    There are a lot of great reasons to have a garden. Whether it’s just for decoration or you love to cook, having a garden is a wonderful way of growing your own food. A backyard garden is more than just fruits and vegetables, though.  It can become…
    - 59 days ago 20 Jun 22, 2:53pm -
  • Quick recipes that would make any picky child eat and enjoy
    One of the most challenging tasks when introducing new foods to a picky child is deciding what food they’ll eat and enjoy. Some children are resistant to vegetables, and others hate meat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get them to eat healthie…
    - 60 days ago 19 Jun 22, 11:59am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • Pinecone Soda (Wild Yeast Soda from Pinecones)
    Pinecone soda uses the natural yeast on unripe pinecones and sugar water to create a naturally fermented soda. We'll share the recipe and tips for ingredients. This pinecone soda recipe is adapted from Pascal Baudar‘s book, “The Wildcrafting Brew…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 8:45pm -
  • Currant Scones (Made with Fresh Currants)
    These currant scones are light and delicate, a perfect way to highlight the tartness of fresh currants. We'll share the recipe, plus tips for working with fresh currants. We inherited several currant bushes from our neighbors, so each year I try out…
    - 5 days ago 13 Aug 22, 5:05pm -
  • Canning Corn – Raw Pack, Hot Pack, Cream Style
    Canning corn means no spoilage if the power goes out, and homegrown corn all year long. We'll help you learn how to can corn three ways – raw pack, hot pack, and cream style. How Many Cobs do You Need for Canning? A standard pressure canner holds 7…
    - 11 days ago 7 Aug 22, 8:37pm -
  • Real Healing Potions – Basic Herbal Medicine Preparations
    We'll walk you through the basics of making your own real healing potions (herbal remedies) and hook you up with resources to learn even more. First up – a little background information. Do Real Healing Potions Exist? Do real healing potions exist?…
    - 19 days ago 30 Jul 22, 11:56pm -
  • The Best Garden Tools Help Make Gardening Easier
    My seed catalogs have started arriving, and the unusually warm weather and new greenhouse have me thinking about next year's gardening season. Since I suspect I'm not the only one ogling the seed varieties and dreaming of gardens to come, I thought I…
    - 20 days ago 29 Jul 22, 7:49pm -
  • Pinecone Jam (Tastes Like Pine Cone Honey)
    It all started with researching pinecones, and whether or not they were edible. Sure, you can make pine needle tea, and eat bark, but cones? Enter pinecone jam – the latest addition to my home apothecary. I'll share how to make pine cone jam, plus…
    - 25 days ago 24 Jul 22, 10:13pm -
  • Garlic Scapes (Tips for Harvest & Use)
    Garlic scapes are one of the first garden harvests of the season. We'll share what they are, when to harvest, and how to use them. What are Garlic Scapes? Garlic scapes are the flower stalk and bud of hard necked garlic. You can find them in late spr…
    - 33 days ago 16 Jul 22, 8:32pm -
  • How to Store Sugar Long Term
    With all the bad press about sugar, why would you want to learn how to store sugar, long term or otherwise? Sugar acts as a preservative, adds variety to recipes, and is a fairly inexpensive calorie source. You can also use it for wound care, as I'll…
    - 40 days ago 10 Jul 22, 12:24am -
  • How to Store Raspberries (Short Term & Long Term)
    Peak season for raspberries is June through August, so we need to preserve them if we want to enjoy the best berries year round. We'll share how to store fresh berries so they last longer, plus how to store raspberries for a year or more. No one like…
    - 53 days ago 26 Jun 22, 5:40pm -
  • Low Sugar Raspberry Jam Recipe (Seedless Raspberry Jam Tips)
    This easy low sugar raspberry jam recipe is bursting with raspberry flavor. It uses less sugar and can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries. When spoons were passed around with samples of this homemade raspberry jam, the collective response was,…
    - 60 days ago 19 Jun 22, 3:52pm -

Rural Revolution

  • newNovice canner question
    Recently a reader posted a comment as follows: "Novice canner question for you, Patrice! I just bought (and want to use) a Presto pressure canner. Do I need to have the gauge checked at my local Extension Office before the first use, or just aft…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 22, 12:51am -
  • On this date in history
    I just saw an article that on this date in history, Elvis Presley died.I was 14 years old on that date in 1977, and I remember it well – not because I was an Elvis Presley fan (my obsession was with John Denver), but because of a diary entry I made…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 5:40pm -
  • Time flies
    Older Daughter just observed how all the stores are already being stocked with Halloween items. That's why this meme made me laugh.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 2:33pm -
  • Some things are NOT worth saving
    Last post, I described some things that are worth saving. In this post, I'll describe something that's not.You might remember a post I put up last September titled "A tree in a million." I described a rare and magnificent American elm towering over a…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 10:02pm -
  • Some things are worth saving
    Many years ago, I spotted an antique clothes-drying rack in one of those "Ye Olde Junke Shoppe"-type places. It was solid and sturdy, far more sturdy than most modern versions. I snapped it up.I've used it ever since. It's been a wonderful clothes ra…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 2:46am -
  • My canning bible
    "Recently a reader asked the following question: "Hi Patrice. In regards to your canning 'bible,' Putting Food By, do you still recommend it? I'm primarily interested in learning high pressure canning for meats, stews, etc. Some of the most recent re…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 22, 1:36pm -
  • The season for baby velociraptors
    'Tis the season for baby velociraptors. Everywhere we look, we're seeing awkward half-grown birds in that leggy adolescent stage in which they simply look like little dinosaurs.Where turkeys are concerned, of course, even the adults look primitive.Bu…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 22, 9:07pm -
  • Product review: "Superb" canning lids
    In June, I asked my contact at Lehman's (Glenda Lehman Ervin, Director of Marketing) for a supply-chain update, which she provided.I was especially interested in one thing she mentioned: their bulk canning lids are back.Among canners, Lehman's is fam…
    - 10 days ago 8 Aug 22, 12:47pm -
  • Lopsided boy
    We've had a handsome young buck hanging around who is decidedly lopsided. That is, one antler is gone. He passed near the house this morning and I was able to get a few (kinda blurry) photos.It looks like the upper portion snapped off at some point,…
    - 11 days ago 7 Aug 22, 8:02pm -
  • Some thoughts on minimalism
    Recently I watched an indie move on the myriad benefits of minimalism.I'll admit, minimalism is something that has always intrigued me. Who doesn't like the idea of a streamlined, pared-down lifestyle, right? Admit it, doesn't a small part of you lon…
    - 13 days ago 5 Aug 22, 10:20pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newSo, Can Goats Eat Corn?
    Most goat owners know by now that their goats should be eating a diet made up primarily of grass, hay, silage, and similar foraged plant matter. However, a certain percentage of a goat’s diet should be comprised of supplementary foods. How about co…
    - 23 hours ago 17 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Lettuce?
    We know that goats eat a lot of green stuff, but most of their usual diet consists of grass, hay, leaves, silage, and stuff like that. Goats can and do eat vegetables, however, but their intake must be decidedly limited based on their nutritional req…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • Here’s How To Get Bitterness Out of Turnips
    When you think of turnips, do you think of the bitter taste that is often associated with them? If so, don’t worry – there are ways to get rid of that bitterness and make turnips into a delicious side dish. In this blog post, we’ll show you how…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Celery?
    Goats enjoy eating all sorts of plant matter, including some fruits and vegetables. Although goats should be eating primarily a diet composed of hay, grass, silage, and bark, some whole produce is a good inclusion for variety and overall nutrition. H…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Strawberries?
    Strawberries are one of the most treasured and delectable fruits that are commonly available. Delicately sweet, a little tart, and highly aromatic, it is no wonder that they are enjoyed the world over. Goats can eat all sorts of fruits and it might s…
    - 5 days ago 13 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Pineapple?
    Pineapples are certainly one of the most famous and among the most delicious tropical fruits in common trade today. Massive, incredibly sweet, and highly adaptable to many recipes in various cuisines around the world, there is no denying that the pin…
    - 6 days ago 12 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Mango?
    Goats shouldn’t have a diet with too much fruit in it, but there is no denying that fruit is nonetheless a valuable source of nutrition for them. When fed sparingly to goats, all kinds of fruits can give them a good burst of energy, plenty of vitam…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Mosquitoes and Flies?
    Mosquitoes, biting flies, and other pest insects are always around and ready to ruin your time outdoors, whatever you happen to be doing out there. Fending them off seems like a full-time job, but lately there has been an uproar about relief from an…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 22, 2:30pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • How to Save Tomato Seeds
    Confession: Until very recently, I’ve never really had any interest in saving seeds from my garden.  A homesteading lifestyle is about being self-sufficient and having independence, so you would think that saving seeds would be a common activity b…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 3:28pm -
  • Ways to Heat Your Greenhouse in the Winter
    Here in Wyoming, winters can be brutally cold and crazy windy, so choosing the right greenhouse was pretty important. When we started our search, we discovered that there are so many options, and it was easy to feel overwhelmed. Even though we have c…
    - 15 days ago 3 Aug 22, 2:49pm -
  • Ways to Cool Your Greenhouse in the Summer
      Adding a greenhouse to our homestead was a dream come true. When we first decided it was in our budget, I was ready to just start building. It didn’t take long for us to realize it isn’t that simple. What we discovered is that when researching…
    - 21 days ago 28 Jul 22, 5:32pm -
  • Tips for Planning Your Homeschool Year
    With all the craziness happening in the world around us, I am so thankful that we decided to homeschool. These days, there has been more interest in homeschooling (which I think is awesome) and with that comes plenty of homeschooling questions. I’v…
    - 38 days ago 11 Jul 22, 5:08pm -

Homestead Bloggers Network

  • How to Easily Dry Your Own Fresh Rosemary
    It’s no secret how costly dried herbs are in the baking isle at the supermarkets. Learn how easy it is to dry your own fresh rosemary and save on the family budget. You’ll be amazed at how much better freshly dried rosemary tastes as well. Try th…
    - 23 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • Oven Canning: Should You Try It?
    Oven canning used to be popular around the turn of the 20th century, where it seemed a handy way to keep the house cooler (before air conditioning, better home insulation, etc) than water bath canning. Some found that their fruit and veggies canned h…
    - 22 Aug 19, 5:00pm -
  • Best Way To Sterilize Canning Jars
    Lookup sterilizing canning jars and you’ll get all kinds of ideas from putting them into the oven, the microwave or running them through the dishwasher. But just what is the correct way to sterilize jars and do you have to do it every time? You’l…
    - 22 Aug 19, 9:00am -
  • Learn How To Control and Get Rid of Tomato Fruitworms
    If you pulled an almost ripe tomato from the vine only to find that it has an eraser size hole in it? Nothing is more frustrating than picking a tomato off the vine only to find that it is rotting from the inside out and has this pencil eraser size h…
    - 22 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • Best Summer Blog Posts
    Summertime is a fun time and these summer blog posts will take you from homemade crafts to the kitchen, to identifying wildflowers to the right way to cut off shorts, and to making delicious homemade drinks. There are a few tricks to making perfect c…
    - 21 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • Chicken Breeds for Colorful Eggs
    When you have your own backyard flock, you don’t have to settle for boring white and brown eggs. To get a colorful, varied egg basket you will need a variety of chicken breeds. Chickens can lay a variety of egg colors, depending on their breed, but…
    - 21 Aug 19, 5:00pm -
  • The Best Tuna Salad Recipe Ever
    This is a very flavorful tuna salad recipe. Once you try this recipe, I am sure you’re going to take your old boring tuna salad recipe and toss it to the curb.
    - 21 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • How to Get Started With Caning Food – FREE Printable Guide
    Not sure how to get started canning food? Canning food can be intimidating if you’ve never tried it. But following some simple canning instructions, you can preserve your spring harvest for long-term storage. Get your free printable guide and learn…
    - 21 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • How to Make Southern Style Sun Tea
    I have been enjoying sun tea as long as I can remember. I had a gallon of it seeping outside recently when a friend dropped by and she asked me why I had a jug of dirty water sitting out. Making sun tea is great for many reasons but the main reason i…
    - 21 Aug 19, 11:00am -
  • How to Perform Beehive Inspections
    A good beehive inspection will let you know how your bees are doing. Honey bees are very competent and can take care of themselves for the most part. Taking a peep into the hive will make sure that they are healthy and don’t need any outside help f…
    - 21 Aug 19, 9:00am -

The Homesteading Hippy

  • newSo, Can Sheep Eat Apples?
    Sheep are among the most common and the most popular livestock in the world. They can produce wool, milk, and meat, and are thought to be the easiest to raise out of grazing species on pure pasturage alone. But sheep eat more than grass and roughage,…
    - 24 hours ago 17 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • How Much Sun Does Cabbage Need To Grow?
    Cabbage is one of the most popular and versatile vegetables that is enjoyed the world over. No matter the country and no matter the cuisine, chances are you’ll find cabbage Incorporated in there somewhere. Generally regarded as quick and easy to gr…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles for Good
    If you have a garden and live on the east or west coast, you have almost certainly encountered this scenario before. You pop out to your garden one sunny, warm day and then you see it. That brown, metallic glint in the light. A flutter of movement. A…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Are All Chickens Female?
    Most of the time when you see huge barns of chickens on industrial-scale farms, or a bustling flock in someone’s backyard, it is all about those eggs! Eggs are indeed one of the primary reasons for owning and raising chickens in the first place. Bu…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Can Sheep Eat Grapes?
    As most owners of sheep already know, they eat more than just grass. Sheep are herbivores, and he’d only plant matter, but there are foraging isn’t limited to what they can find in the pasture. Sheep can also eat fruits and vegetables, but there…
    - 5 days ago 13 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • How Much Sun Does Broccoli Need to Grow?
    Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables around, and also one of the most popular. This certainly contributes to the massive economic importance of broccoli, a crop that spans the globe and is a linchpin and more than one agricultural sector…
    - 6 days ago 12 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • How Far and High Can a Chicken Fly?
    Chickens are not thought of as birds capable of flight. But they have wings, and all chickens know how to use them! It turns out that most chicken species can fly, if in a limited way, making short trips to reach higher vantages or cover more ground…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Can Sheep Eat Rice?
    Pretty much everyone knows that sheep are herbivores, and that they live almost entirely on a diet of greenery. Grass, hay and other such foliage is a staple of every sheep’s diet. But did you know they can eat other plant matter, like produce and…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • How Much Sun Does Spinach Need to Grow?
    A nutritional powerhouse, spinach is one of the most popular and important vegetables grown today, and one with global significance. This is a great crop that almost anyone can grow, even on a small scale, so long as you give it the right amount of l…
    - 9 days ago 9 Aug 22, 2:00pm -
  • 6 Ways to Clean Vomit Out of Carpet
    It’s happened to all of us – you’re enjoying a nice dinner party at your house, when suddenly someone throws up all over your carpet. Or maybe your pet has an accident and throws up right in the middle of the floor. And let’s not forget the h…
    - 10 days ago 8 Aug 22, 2:00pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • newSo, Can Goats Eat Corn?
    Most goat owners know by now that their goats should be eating a diet made up primarily of grass, hay, silage, and similar foraged plant matter. However, a certain percentage of a goat’s diet should be comprised of supplementary foods. How about co…
    - 23 hours ago 17 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Lettuce?
    We know that goats eat a lot of green stuff, but most of their usual diet consists of grass, hay, leaves, silage, and stuff like that. Goats can and do eat vegetables, however, but their intake must be decidedly limited based on their nutritional req…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • Here’s How To Get Bitterness Out of Turnips
    When you think of turnips, do you think of the bitter taste that is often associated with them? If so, don’t worry – there are ways to get rid of that bitterness and make turnips into a delicious side dish. In this blog post, we’ll show you how…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Celery?
    Goats enjoy eating all sorts of plant matter, including some fruits and vegetables. Although goats should be eating primarily a diet composed of hay, grass, silage, and bark, some whole produce is a good inclusion for variety and overall nutrition. H…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Strawberries?
    Strawberries are one of the most treasured and delectable fruits that are commonly available. Delicately sweet, a little tart, and highly aromatic, it is no wonder that they are enjoyed the world over. Goats can eat all sorts of fruits and it might s…
    - 5 days ago 13 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Pineapple?
    Pineapples are certainly one of the most famous and among the most delicious tropical fruits in common trade today. Massive, incredibly sweet, and highly adaptable to many recipes in various cuisines around the world, there is no denying that the pin…
    - 6 days ago 12 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Goats Eat Mango?
    Goats shouldn’t have a diet with too much fruit in it, but there is no denying that fruit is nonetheless a valuable source of nutrition for them. When fed sparingly to goats, all kinds of fruits can give them a good burst of energy, plenty of vitam…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Mosquitoes and Flies?
    Mosquitoes, biting flies, and other pest insects are always around and ready to ruin your time outdoors, whatever you happen to be doing out there. Fending them off seems like a full-time job, but lately there has been an uproar about relief from an…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 22, 2:30pm -

Homestead Honey

  • Homestead To Do List – A month by month schedule
    Living a homesteading lifestyle, the rhythm of my year is an extension of the seasonal changes and activities of the homestead. Planting in spring, tending in summer, harvesting in fall, resting in winter. But while the agrarian calendar is rather fi…
    - 25 Dec 21, 10:27pm -
  • 14 Uses for Black Walnuts
    The black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is a fantastic source of food and medicine. Unfortunately, too many people let these nuts go unused, frustrated by the mess they cause in their yard rather than appreciating all of the many uses for black walnuts…
    - 19 Dec 21, 4:13pm -
  • 10 Ways to Protect Plants from Frost and Extend Your Harvest
    Like many gardeners, when Autumn comes around I obsessively check my weather app for signs of frost or a hard freeze. I put a lot of work into growing a late summer and fall garden, and know that my future harvest depends on protecting plants from fr…
    - 28 Nov 21, 9:05pm -
  • Building Our Home: The Basement
    To tell the story of a simple basement I should backtrack to the beginning of our time here in Vermont. We moved here in August 2018 with a few plans in place: A beautiful rental house, a school we adored, and the knowledge that some close friends fr…
    - 19 Oct 21, 1:46pm -
  • The Best Apples for Hard Cider
    As we select fruit trees for our homestead orchard, I’m considering how we will actually use the fruit we grow. With apples, for instance, one of the primary ways we preserve and enjoy apples is making hard apple cider. So, as I research apple vari…
    - 15 Oct 21, 1:48pm -
  • 17 Uses for Crabapples Your Family Will Love
    Wandering around my new workplace, a dairy farm turned apple orchard turned school, I have been wondering how I can make use of the dozens of crabapple trees growing on the land. Crabapples are common throughout the United States, often found in neig…
    - 28 Sep 21, 4:48pm -
  • Hardneck vs. Softneck Garlic: The Differences You Need to Know
    Just when you thought you survived peak harvest season, with all of its picking and preserving, garlic planting season arrives! In preparation for fall garlic planting, let’s discuss hardneck vs. softneck garlic. Garlic is one of my favorite crops…
    - 10 Sep 21, 9:00pm -

Nifty Homestead

    Tenth Acre Farm

    • Get Them What They’ll Love: 2021 Gift Guide for Permaculture Gardeners
      Do you know a gardener who loves growing an ecologically rich, backyard food garden? If so, then these gifts for permaculture gardeners are sure to please!The post Get Them What They’ll Love: 2021 Gift Guide for Permaculture Gardeners appeared fir…
      - 18 Nov 21, 2:15pm -
    • How to Source Herbicide-Free Compost Soil
      Compost used to be the heart of organic gardening. Now, herbicide contamination is a major concern. Learn 5 questions to ask before buying compost soil.The post How to Source Herbicide-Free Compost Soil appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 15 Nov 21, 6:40pm -
    • Growing Community Against Steep Odds: A Community Garden Story
      Read about how one suburb created a community garden that demonstrates a permaculture response to land repair, community fellowship, and growing food.The post Growing Community Against Steep Odds: A Community Garden Story appeared first on Tenth Acr…
      - 4 Nov 21, 3:03pm -
    • How to Keep Persistent Herbicides Out of Your Compost Bin
      Compost can easily be contaminated with persistent herbicide which may harm your garden. Learn the cause and how to keep it out of your compost bin.The post How to Keep Persistent Herbicides Out of Your Compost Bin appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 2 Nov 21, 4:54pm -
    • Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Sweet Potatoes
      Follow this step-by-step guide to harvesting, curing, and storing sweet potatoes so you can have delicious, homegrown sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving Dinner.The post Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Sweet Potatoes appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 26 Oct 21, 8:25pm -
    • How to Garden in Raised Beds on Pavement
      Raised beds on pavement is a strategy for gardeners with limited growing space. Learn how to grow food on paved surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.The post How to Garden in Raised Beds on Pavement appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 23 Sep 21, 1:55pm -
    • How to Have a Productive Fall Garden (in 5 Easy Steps)
      Would you like to have a high-yielding fall vegetable garden? Follow these five easy steps for a smooth transition from summer to fall.The post How to Have a Productive Fall Garden (in 5 Easy Steps) appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 18 Aug 21, 6:53pm -
    • When to Start Seeds: Your Guide to Fall Planting
      The beautiful weather of fall makes it perfect for extending the harvest and growing more food. This fall guide covers planting times for 17 popular crops.The post When to Start Seeds: Your Guide to Fall Planting appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 27 Jul 20, 11:34am -
    • 6 Reasons to Grow Borage in the Permaculture Garden
      Borage is a useful herb with delightful blue-purple flowers. Here are six reasons to grow this cousin to comfrey in the permaculture garden.The post 6 Reasons to Grow Borage in the Permaculture Garden appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 7 May 20, 5:37pm -
    • Inviting Birds To Your Food Garden
      Want to welcome birds into your garden and still get a harvest? Learn the benefits of making your food garden a bird-friendly haven and how to do it.The post Inviting Birds To Your Food Garden appeared first on Tenth Acre Farm.
      - 17 Apr 20, 8:50pm -

    Rural Sprout

    • new20 Vegetables We Grow In Our No Dig Garden
      You know you can stop digging your garden anytime, right? It’s not a must to create a lush, backyard garden full of nutritious edible vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits. Gone …The post 20 Vegetables We Grow In Our No Dig Garden appeared first…
      - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 22, 8:47am -
    • Compost 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start a Compost Pile
      What is compost? Compost is, in essence, decomposed matter that can be fed to plants.  We’ve found that many people are overwhelmed by the idea of composting and are afraid …The post Compost 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start a Compost P…
      - 1 day ago 17 Aug 22, 9:23am -
    • Easy 5-Ingredient Quick Pickled Garlic
      In the realm of pickles, one, in particular, is always in my fridge – pickled garlic. More precisely, quick pickled garlic. Because sometimes you want crisp, crunchy garlic cloves ASAP! …The post Easy 5-Ingredient Quick Pickled Garlic appeared f…
      - 1 day ago 17 Aug 22, 8:55am -
    • How to Make Easy Herbal Simple Syrup with Any Herb
      Hey herb gardener, that’s a good-looking culinary herb garden you’ve got there. And is that chamomile and lemon balm for tea? Nice. As an avid herb gardener, I’m sure you’ve …The post How to Make Easy Herbal Simple Syrup with Any Herb appe…
      - 2 days ago 16 Aug 22, 2:23pm -
    • 25 Refreshing Watermelon Recipes – Sweet, Savory & Drinks Recipes
      When you think of summer, what foods come to mind? Hotdogs on the grill. Tall ice cream cones with rainbow sprinkles. Warm tomatoes, picked from the vine. If we keep …The post 25 Refreshing Watermelon Recipes – Sweet, Savory & Drinks Recipes app…
      - 3 days ago 15 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
    • Freeze Zucchini Without Blanching + My Tip for Easily Using Frozen Zucchini
      Ah, the poor zucchini. This humble cucurbit ends up being the joke of many a gardener each summer. With comparisons to baseball bats and billy clubs, its reputation for producing …The post Freeze Zucchini Without Blanching + My Tip for Easily Usin…
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    • Planting Beets In Fall
      Beets are a cool season crop to love or loathe. While some of us adore the earthy flavor, especially in pickled beets, others claim the roots taste like dirt – …The post Planting Beets In Fall appeared first on Rural Sprout.
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    • 10 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Much Fruit From Your Raspberries
      As gardeners, it’s often necessary to wear different hats for all the various jobs that tending a garden entails. Depending on the day (and time of year), we’re site planners, …The post 10 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Much Fruit From Your Rasp…
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    • 6 Brilliant Uses for Castile Soap in the Garden
      We’ve already discussed the many ways that Castile soap can save you time and money inside your home. So, how about you grab your favorite bottle of liquid Castile soap …The post 6 Brilliant Uses for Castile Soap in the Garden appeared first on…
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    • Hack Your Smoothie – Easy Dried Smoothie Greens from the Garden
      Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fuel your body first thing in the morning. It’s called break-fast for a reason. Yeah, we get it. Breakfast is kind …The post Hack Your Smoothie – Easy Dried Smoothie Greens from the Garden appea…
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    Little House on the Prairie Living

    • Homemade Saltine Crackers Recipe
      .Making crackers from scratch is so much fun and the homemade versions taste SO much better and fresher than the boxed ones at the store. Homemade Saltine Crackers are very inexpensive to make and are perfect for pairing with cheese, tasty dips, or j…
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    • Spaghetti Sauce From Scratch
      Use your fresh garden tomatoes to make some homemade Spaghetti Sauce from scratch!The post Spaghetti Sauce From Scratch appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • 14 Steps Towards Living a Simpler Lifestyle
      Are you ready to live a simpler lifestyle? Here are the 14 steps you need to take to get there!The post 14 Steps Towards Living a Simpler Lifestyle appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Simple Pear Tart Recipe With Fresh Pears
      Here's a delicious way to use those in season pears....with this Pear Tart Recipe! Plus get other Pear dessert recipes to try.The post Simple Pear Tart Recipe With Fresh Pears appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Easy Orange Sauce Recipe
      Need a simple little sauce that you can put on chicken, in stir fry, or in any dish that needs a citrus twist? This Easy Orange Sauce recipe really is easy and so delicious! Easy Orange Sauce Recipe This is another recipe that we make often and I rec…
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    • Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe
      Use up some of your frozen shredded zucchini and make some of these delicious Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!The post Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Made From Scratch Brownies – Eggless Brownies
      Need a delicious brownie recipe to make this holiday season? Give these yummy dairy-free, egg-free brownies a try!The post Made From Scratch Brownies – Eggless Brownies appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Unique Charcuterie Board Ideas
      Need some new meal ideas or are you looking for something a little more “upscale” to serve for upcoming get-together meals? Here are some simple but unique charcuterie board ideas. Non-Traditional Unique Charcuterie Board Ideas Guest Post by Kend…
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    • Canning Apple Pie Filling
      Preserving your apple harvest for the year? Turn it into some delicious desserts by canning Apple Pie Filling! Canning Apple Pie Filling Apple season is in full swing and I’ve been busy putting away apples so that I can enjoy them all year long. On…
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    • 100 Delicious Zucchini Recipes
      Need a recipe for all that zucchini in your garden? Here are 100 amazing zucchini recipes to check out and try!The post 100 Delicious Zucchini Recipes appeared first on Little House Living.
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