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  • Make a wonderful oasis on your property
    Once upon a time, you discovered your dream home, fell in love with it at first sight, and lived happily ever after. It may seem like a fairy tale, but what occurred is that your family grew, and your house and lawn shrunk. Did you see all the beauti…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 5:49pm -
  • What Are the Pros & Cons to Investing in Residential Solar Panels for Ontario Homeowners?
    How Do Residential Solar Panels Work? Residential solar panel systems are becoming more popular in Ontario because they are cost effective and environmentally friendly sources of renewable energy. Not to mention, rooftop solar panel systems provide a…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 9:37am -
  • How to Choose a Perfect Recliner for Your Home in 2022
    A recliner is much more comfortable than a traditional armchair and can have additional useful functions. Read this article to find out how to choose this furniture item wisely! Modern recliners look incredibly stylish and can provide you with much m…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 9:18am -
  • Guide to using Solar Power Generators: Pros and Cons
    Solar generators are an excellent alternative to conventional power sources. Many homeowners who live in rural regions or rely on off-grid power sources as their primary energy source frequently turn to solar generators due to the many ways they can…
    - 14 days ago 4 Jan 22, 1:12pm -
  • How to Make Your Hair Grow: Top 5 Natural Ingredients
    Hair has a funny way of disappointing us. Many people have unwanted hair on various parts of their body, which they desperately want to get rid of, while others are always fighting hair loss or are unhappy with their hair growth. Scalp hair grows by…
    - 19 days ago 30 Dec 21, 12:24pm -
  • Top 5 Tips for Saving Money to Buy a House
    When you decide to buy a house, there are several financing options at your disposal. However, regardless of the option you pick, you need to make a down payment. This is compulsory before you can turn to mortgage loans. Before selecting a mortgage,…
    - 34 days ago 15 Dec 21, 9:08am -
  • 12 Foods to Never Throw Away Again Tips Tricks Busted Myths
    As we all know, food prices continue to rise almost daily. Also since there has been so much flooding this spring especially in the states that most of our food is raised in I can’t see anything but higher prices for the foreseeable future. So I th…
    - 37 days ago 12 Dec 21, 7:00pm -
  • 3 Best Substitutes for Yeast to Help You in a Pinch
    Yeast is the driving force behind the fermentation process critical to baking goods such as loaves of bread, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, and donuts. It makes dough rise plays a critical role in forming the soft texture. As such, discov…
    - 37 days ago 12 Dec 21, 5:00pm -
  • 8 Habits Linked to a Long Life (Backed by Science)
    People born in the US today can expect to live to 79 years on average. The actual figure is 78.7 years or 78 years and eight months, according to recent data from the CDC. This is much better than a century ago when life expectancy in the US was on…
    - 37 days ago 12 Dec 21, 4:29pm -
  • How to select beautiful dining chairs durable enough for homesteading
    Homesteading, or living off-grid, doesn’t have to mean that you don’t have beautiful as well as functional furniture. While it is important to choose furniture that is durable and stylish, you really need to make sure that you are getting dining…
    - 39 days ago 10 Dec 21, 5:40pm -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • 10 Reasons for Power Grid Failure
    Our electric grid is aging, and electric demand is increasing. We review 10 reasons for brownouts and power grid failure.  What Causes Power Grid Failure? There are a number of causes for power grid failures. Some are acts of nature, some are human…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 2:28am -
  • Do Battery Powered Space Heaters or Emergency Heaters Exist?
    The Battery Powered Heater – Mythical Heating System There are thousands of online searches each month for “battery operated heaters” and “battery powered heaters”. The Good News? Small individual battery powered heaters for jackets, blanke…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 12:10pm -
  • What to Do When the Power Goes Out (12 Things to Prepare)
    In this post, we'll discuss what to do when the power goes out that ready.gov won't tell you. You need to know how to prepare for a power outage that disrupts basic services such as communications, water and trash pickup. What would happen if the pow…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 12:00pm -
  • How to Store Onions So They Last
    What's the best way to store onions – on the counter, in the refrigerator, in the freezer, or dried? We'll share tips to help your onions last for short or long term storage. For tips on onion harvesting and curing, see “When to Harvest Onions (P…
    - 10 days ago 9 Jan 22, 12:20am -
  • When to Harvest Onions (Plus Harvesting Tips)
    When should you harvest onions? You can harvest onions any time the bulb reaches a useable size, but for storage, you want them fully mature. We'll share tips to tell when they are ready harvest, how to prep them for storage, and best storage varieti…
    - 10 days ago 9 Jan 22, 12:14am -
  • Fromage Blanc Recipe – Easy to Make Soft Cheese
    This fromage blanc cheese recipe is easy to make, and you can use it as a cream cheese substitute during the Great Cream Cheese Shortage. What is Fromage Blanc? Fromage blanc is French for “white cheese”. It's a soft fresh cheese (not aged) with…
    - 17 days ago 1 Jan 22, 4:36pm -
  • Emergency Power Options for Your Home – Gas Generators and More
    A natural or man made disaster (small or large) can take out the power grid. It does not take long before lack of electricity affects us, and it can take weeks to get the power back on. How do I keep the food cold and the house warm? When will the po…
    - 17 days ago 1 Jan 22, 2:00pm -
  • How to Store Honey Long Term
    Honey is an amazing substance that is both food and medicine. If you store raw honey correctly, it lasts forever, or at least close to it. (Edible honey thousands of years old was found in Egyptian tombs.) We share tips for honey storage, and answers…
    - 18 days ago 31 Dec 21, 11:52pm -
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Gluten Free)
    These no bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles taste like raw cookie dough, but are safe to eat, since they don't have raw flour or raw eggs. Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you'll be hooked. Made with almond flour and sweetened wit…
    - 29 days ago 20 Dec 21, 10:08pm -
  • How to Store Salt Long Term
    Salt is critical for life. It has been valued throughout recorded history. We'll share why and how to store salt long term, plus tips for storage and safety. 7 Reasons Why You Should Store Bulk Salt You use it and need it.  Salt is used every day fo…
    - 30 days ago 19 Dec 21, 11:23pm -

Rural Revolution

  • newHoney-walnut shrimp
    When I went into the city last week, I picked up a luxury item: shrimp. That's because I came across a recipe I wanted to try, namely honey-walnut shrimp made so popular by Panda Express.I love Panda Express food, but unfortunately there isn't a fran…
    - 21 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 4:05pm -
  • When I say I'm from a small town...
    Saw this meme today and it cracked me up.Very true!
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 2:48pm -
  • More on supply-chain issues
    In reference to my last post on a trip to the city, a long-time reader sent an email detailing her recent shopping experience. She lives in the Silicon Valley area of California, and helps care for her elderly in-laws. Her email is posted with permis…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 7:25pm -
  • Trip to the city
    I did something yesterday I haven't done in three months: I took a shopping trip to the city. Seriously, I haven't been there since October 11.I concentrated on the big box stores, since that's the only reason to go into a city anymore. My stops were…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 6:37pm -
  • Christmas in January
    My Christmas cactus bloomed this year.This is my only houseplant, and I'm fond of it because – in a way – it belonged to my grandmother who passed away in 1979. My aunt took the plant after my grandmother passed on, and when my parents visited my…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 2:53am -
  • Snowy days
    We've had lots of snow over the last week.We also had another 24-hour power outage. Ah, it's good to test one's preps every so often.It always seems things are more noticeable in snow. Who looks closely at pine trees except in winter?Lots of activity…
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 22, 4:54pm -
  • Panic-buying RVs
    When I was a young child, we traveled a lot. We lived in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York, but my dad was often sent on extended business trips to California. Rather than leave his family behind during summer months, Dad took us with him. He…
    - 12 days ago 6 Jan 22, 5:34pm -
  • A diamond in the rough
    One Sunday after church, Don and I stopped at the grocery store in town to pick up a couple of items. As he got out of the car, something on the ground caught his eye. He bent down to pick it up. "Here's a diamond for my honey," he said, and handed m…
    - 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 10:01pm -
  • Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, dear readers!We woke up to a whole bunch of fresh new snow on the last day of 2021.It was very much a winter wonderland.The rails on the porch, which are covered by the porch roof, got about three inches (elsewhere, we got about six).…
    - 16 days ago 2 Jan 22, 5:01pm -
  • Rest in peace, Betty
    I just learned that "Golden Girl" Betty White has passed away, just days short of her 100th birthday.What a classy lady. May she rest in peace.
    - 18 days ago 31 Dec 21, 8:18pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newTop 20 Highest Calorie Vegetables to Grow
    When you think of vegetables, what comes to mind? Chances are, you’re thinking of something low in calories. After all, vegetables are generally considered a healthy option, and who wants to consume too many calories if they don’t have to? Howeve…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 6:27pm -
  • 51 Pear Recipes for Smoothies and Desserts
    Pears have been used as culinary treats for years, and the sugary flavor ensures that’s not going to change anytime soon. The soft texture can be quite pleasant, and the flavor makes it great for smoothies and desserts. With that in mind, I thought…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 8:50am -
  • Foraging and Growing Spicebush
    Lindera benzoin, better known as spicebush or wild allspice, is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Lauraceae, or laurel family. It earned its common names from its highly aromatic leaves and berries. Spicebush is easy to identify, edible, and even a…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 11:40am -
  • 48 Adorable DIY Toys You Can Make Today
    Toys… tools that can keep your child distracted for hours at a time. Every store you visit nowadays has a toy aisle and most of them are a treasure trove of childish distractions. Unfortunately, as the years have gone on, toys have become more adva…
    - 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 7:06pm -
  • 10 Chicken Parasites – How to Spot and Get Rid of Them
    Chickens are at the mercy of a number of common pests and parasites. The impact these unwanted tiny critters have on chickens ranges broadly from mildly irritating to severe and a painful death. The good news is, preventing or treating chicken parasi…
    - 27 days ago 22 Dec 21, 12:49pm -
  • Foraging False Solomon’s Seal
    If you’re a homesteader or a forager, chances are you don’t pay too much attention to the shadier areas of the forests and fields you venture into. However, if you’re spending most of the time in patches of sun, you may be overlooking the hands…
    - 36 days ago 13 Dec 21, 11:08pm -
  • Duck Language: How to Interpret Duck Behavior
    Ducks have a language all their own. Learning how to interpret both the sounds they make and their behavior can provide keepers with a keen insight in how the ducks feel, what they need, and if predators are lurking about. The verbal language ducks u…
    - 39 days ago 10 Dec 21, 10:17am -
  • 51 Strawberry Recipes for Smoothies and Desserts
    I love strawberries, they’re not the cheapest fruits you can get here in South Africa, so we don’t get them very often. When we do get strawberries, we enjoy them in a number of desserts and milkshakes/smoothies. With that said, I thought we’d…
    - 42 days ago 7 Dec 21, 8:20pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • My 5 Favorite Ways to Use Sourdough Discard
    Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like I’m drowning in sourdough starter. It can be pretty darn overwhelming when the sourdough starter takes over the kitchen counter. Before you (or I) give all that precious sourdough starter to the livestock or the…
    - 36 days ago 13 Dec 21, 3:57pm -
  • How To Use Einkorn Flour
    Have you ever heard of einkorn flour? I’m always late to new trends and I can admit that it took me quite a while to catch onto the idea of using einkorn flour in my baking. Einkorn flour has been generating quite the buzz these days. If you’ve b…
    - 47 days ago 2 Dec 21, 9:31pm -
  • How to Make Dehydrated Vegetable Powders
    There has been a dehydrator in my home for years, but until recently it sat quietly on a shelf collecting dust. Canning has always been my go-to vegetable preservation method, but lately, I have been in love with dehydrating my food and even MORE obs…
    - 56 days ago 23 Nov 21, 11:04am -
  • Homemade Sourdough Donuts
    Confession: baking with sourdough hasn’t always been easy for me. But I loved the challenge and I kept at it until I found my sourdough rhythm.  I am not ashamed to admit that sourdough and I started out with more of a love-hate relationship. We a…
    - 61 days ago 18 Nov 21, 5:00pm -

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

  • How to Dehydrate Canned Pears
    Say what? Yup, you can dehydrate canned pears – any canned fruit can be dehydrated! You may wonder why you would want to dehydrate fruit that is already canned for long term storage. I can only tell you why I do it. In summer I can my own pears to…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 10:57am -
  • 30 Edible Root Vegetables For Your Garden
    You probably already know that things like potatoes, carrots, and beets are edible – but the list doesn’t end there. This list of 30 common root vegetables that are edible will have you rethinking everything you know about what’s going on under…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 7:39pm -
  • Crop Rotation – Everything You Need to Know
    Many of us think that crop rotation is something only farmers need to do; however, even on a small scale it is essential to rotate your crops. The very future of your harvests depends on diligent crop rotation. When you get started, it is really easy…
    - 14 days ago 4 Jan 22, 2:30pm -
  • So What’s the Shelf Life of Tea Tree Oil?
    Tea tree oil has have so many beneficial uses that I do not think a day has gone by in the last 35 years (when I started to learn about the benefits of essential oils and their uses via aromatherapy) that I have NOT had at least one product in my hom…
    - 16 days ago 2 Jan 22, 9:34pm -
  • Blueberry, White Chocolate and Oat Porridge Muffins
    What makes these different and in my opinion the best muffins is that the oatmeal is cooked before you mix it into the muffin batter. I have used a few recipes where the oats are dry when mixed in, and they are pretty average. The fact that there are…
    - 29 days ago 20 Dec 21, 1:48pm -
  • Homestead Clothes: 10 Essentials to Wear
    We’ve all heard about dressing to impress and having the right tool for a particular job. When it comes to homesteading, your clothes are as much a tool as your tools are. Being dressed appropriately allows you to work quickly, efficiently, and com…
    - 32 days ago 17 Dec 21, 1:17pm -
  • Can Potting Soil Expire? How Long Is It Good For?
    So, your pot plants are gorgeous one day, and then they suddenly look like they are struggling the next day. You have given them the right amount of water and sunlight, so what is going on? They do not have bugs, fungus, or bacteria, so that just lea…
    - 34 days ago 15 Dec 21, 3:55pm -
  • How Much Does a Bush Cord of Wood Cost?
    For countless homesteaders in America, no matter what their location, wood is an important resource. For many, it is that feeling of coziness enjoyed while sitting before a roaring log fire. Numerous people like myself have an abundance of free wood…
    - 35 days ago 14 Dec 21, 3:54pm -
  • Maintaining Temperature and Humidity Inside Your Greenhouse
    To understand the need for temperature and humidity control in your greenhouse, there are a few basics you need to understand about what plants need to survive. Therefore, I am going to start with the basics: Biology 101. What does a seed need to gro…
    - 36 days ago 13 Dec 21, 7:09pm -
  • Easy Way to Dehydrate Pears
    My youngest fledgling is studying to be a pastry chef. As luck would have it, last week her class was tasked with dehydrating pears. Everybody needs to know this: at chef school, nothing is supposed to be ‘easy. If it is easy, it will just be awful…
    - 42 days ago 7 Dec 21, 1:43pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • newTop 20 Highest Calorie Vegetables to Grow
    When you think of vegetables, what comes to mind? Chances are, you’re thinking of something low in calories. After all, vegetables are generally considered a healthy option, and who wants to consume too many calories if they don’t have to? Howeve…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 6:27pm -
  • 51 Pear Recipes for Smoothies and Desserts
    Pears have been used as culinary treats for years, and the sugary flavor ensures that’s not going to change anytime soon. The soft texture can be quite pleasant, and the flavor makes it great for smoothies and desserts. With that in mind, I thought…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 8:50am -
  • Foraging and Growing Spicebush
    Lindera benzoin, better known as spicebush or wild allspice, is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Lauraceae, or laurel family. It earned its common names from its highly aromatic leaves and berries. Spicebush is easy to identify, edible, and even a…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 11:40am -
  • 48 Adorable DIY Toys You Can Make Today
    Toys… tools that can keep your child distracted for hours at a time. Every store you visit nowadays has a toy aisle and most of them are a treasure trove of childish distractions. Unfortunately, as the years have gone on, toys have become more adva…
    - 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 7:06pm -
  • 10 Chicken Parasites – How to Spot and Get Rid of Them
    Chickens are at the mercy of a number of common pests and parasites. The impact these unwanted tiny critters have on chickens ranges broadly from mildly irritating to severe and a painful death. The good news is, preventing or treating chicken parasi…
    - 27 days ago 22 Dec 21, 12:49pm -
  • Foraging False Solomon’s Seal
    If you’re a homesteader or a forager, chances are you don’t pay too much attention to the shadier areas of the forests and fields you venture into. However, if you’re spending most of the time in patches of sun, you may be overlooking the hands…
    - 36 days ago 13 Dec 21, 11:08pm -
  • Duck Language: How to Interpret Duck Behavior
    Ducks have a language all their own. Learning how to interpret both the sounds they make and their behavior can provide keepers with a keen insight in how the ducks feel, what they need, and if predators are lurking about. The verbal language ducks u…
    - 39 days ago 10 Dec 21, 10:17am -
  • 51 Strawberry Recipes for Smoothies and Desserts
    I love strawberries, they’re not the cheapest fruits you can get here in South Africa, so we don’t get them very often. When we do get strawberries, we enjoy them in a number of desserts and milkshakes/smoothies. With that said, I thought we’d…
    - 42 days ago 7 Dec 21, 8:20pm -

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…
    - 24 days ago 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…
    - 30 days ago 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…
    - 51 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago 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…
    - 95 days ago 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…
      - 61 days ago 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.
      - 64 days ago 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…
      - 75 days ago 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.
      - 77 days ago 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.
      - 84 days ago 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 Plants To Grow In Your Easy-to-Manage Wildflower Garden
      Wildflowers are supposed to be easy to grow. At least that is the common thought. But not all of them are quite so easy-going. Some wildflowers can be downright finicky, …The post 20 Plants To Grow In Your Easy-to-Manage Wildflower Garden appeared…
      - 23 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 2:21pm -
    • 7 Best Vegetables to Grow in Raised Beds + 3 You Probably Shouldn’t
      Forget all of the other lists you’ve seen on the internet that tell you what to grow in a raised bed; this is the only one you need. Raised beds …The post 7 Best Vegetables to Grow in Raised Beds + 3 You Probably Shouldn’t appeared first on Ru…
      - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 1:57pm -
    • 9 Crazy Expensive Houseplants That Everyone Wants In Their Collection
      Houseplants have exploded in popularity in recent years. You can’t scroll through social media feeds without coming across at least one self-proclaimed plant parent proudly showing off their plant children. …The post 9 Crazy Expensive Houseplant…
      - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 12:42pm -
    • 9 Herb Seeds To Sow in January & February + 7 Not to Start at All
      Around the middle of the winter, many a gardener starts to get “the itch”. It usually starts when we open our mailbox and find that first seed catalog. Right there …The post 9 Herb Seeds To Sow in January & February + 7 Not to Start at All app…
      - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 10:54am -
    • How To Grow An Onion Tower On Your Windowsill
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    • How to Propagate African Violets – Easy as 1-2-3
      African violets are problematic for me. I do just fine keeping them alive, and I’ve even figured out how to keep them blooming more often than not. Keeping the leaves …The post How to Propagate African Violets – Easy as 1-2-3 appeared first on…
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    • 7 Things Everyone With An African Violet Should Know
      Whether you are new to African violets or don’t have a room in your house without one, you need to read this article. These beautiful plants are a lovely addition …The post 7 Things Everyone With An African Violet Should Know appeared first on R…
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    • How to Create a Pollinator Paradise Without Getting Overwhelmed
      For decades the pursuit of the perfectly manicured lawn has consumed many a sunny weekend. Nary a dandelion could be found on the immaculate green carpet spread out in front …The post How to Create a Pollinator Paradise Without Getting Overwhelmed…
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    • 15 Top Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket
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    • 11 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors All Year Round
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    Little House on the Prairie Living

    • Easy Angel Food Cake without Special Cake Pans
      Want to make an Angel Food Cake but don’t have the special pan to make it in? Here’s how we make our easy Angel Food Cake recipe! Easy Angel Food Cake A few years ago my family was wanting some Angel Food cake and I had plenty of eggs to make the…
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    • Easy Homemade Gluten Free Bread in the Bread Machine
      Are you looking for the perfect homemade gluten free bread to make for your family? This easy recipe will make you wonder why you ever bought it! Homemade Gluten Free Bread Recipe I’ve been trying to figure out for YEARS how to make a yummy gluten…
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    • My Frugal Go To Recipes
      Don’t think you can make any filling recipes with what you have at home? These are my frugal go-to recipes that I can use to stretch almost any amount left at the end of my food budget! My Frugal Go To Recipes The other day, I received a question f…
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    • How to Prepare for Difficult Times
      Are you ready for more difficult times? Do you know how to prepare your home and your family for things that might look different from the normal? Today I’m going to share some of my best tips with you on how you can be prepared and not worried abo…
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    • Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe
      Want to make a homemade version of strawberry pop tarts? Your family is going to love this super easy recipe! Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe I just love to make homemade versions of “store food”. It almost always comes out cheaper and you get to dec…
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    • 30 Days to Kick the Clutter Challenge
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    • Are Personal Curated Clothing Boxes Worth It?
      I decided to do a deep dive into several different personally curated clothing boxes to see if they were worth it! Come see what I got and read my thoughts about the companies that provide these services. Are Personal Curated Clothing Boxes Worth It?…
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    • Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes
      Create some fun homemade treats this holiday season with some of these homemade Christmas Cookie recipes!The post Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • 100 Frugal or Free Christmas Gifts for Toddlers
      Need some frugal ideas for gifts for your little ones? Here are 100 inexpensive or free gifts ideas for toddlers!The post 100 Frugal or Free Christmas Gifts for Toddlers appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Christmas Brunch Casserole Recipe
      How to make an easy and hearty Christmas Brunch Casserole. It comes together in a few minutes and can be made the night before, perfect for Christmas day! Christmas Morning Brunch Enjoy a guest recipe post today from Kristie! ~ M The last place I wan…
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