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  • Homeowner’s Guide To Garden Pest Control
    Are pests taking Are pests taking over your garden? Are you having trouble getting rid of them? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners struggle with pest control in their gardens. In this blog post, we will discuss some common garden pest…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 6:58am -
  • The Benefits of Using Rubber Hunting Boots For Deer Hunting
      Having good rubber hunting boots can benefit you in a number of ways. These include: waterproofing, comfort, scent control, and keeping your feet warm. Waterproof Choosing the right pair of waterproof rubber hunting boots will help you to protect…
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 9:23am -
  • How Long Can a Generator Run Continuously?
    As your power needs increase, you’ll have more and more reasons to keep your home running smoothly. A generator is an excellent back-up source when your main is compromised. But how long can a generator run continuously?  The duration you can run…
    - 9 days ago 21 Nov 22, 12:23pm -
  • 11 Tools You Need to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden
    Simple farm tools were in the history of vegetable growing and are still indispensable tools with which you can grow and cultivate various vegetables, plants, or fruits. If you want to make a salad with your vegetables without going to the supermarke…
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 10:11am -
  • How to select the right water tank for your farm?
    Managing a farm can be a challenging task. Apart from sowing and harvesting crops in the right season, farmers also have to take care of many other requirements. Whether it is maintaining equipment, saving crops from pests or ensuring an uninterrupte…
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 9:43am -
  • What should I look for in a home surveillance system?
    You want a home surveillance system that guarantees every corner of your property is under 24/7 watch. You don’t want a system that’s going to give you false alerts or that’s going to miss something important. With many surveillance systems in…
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 9:33am -
  • How to Choose the Right Water Storage Tank for Your Home
    When it comes to water storage tanks, there are many different options available on the market. This can make choosing the right one for your home a bit of a challenge. However, by considering a few key factors, you can narrow down your choices and f…
    - 57 days ago 4 Oct 22, 8:30am -
  • How to get started on home renovation?
    You want to renovate your home but have no idea where to begin, right? You are not alone, though. Many homeowners begin their remodeling projects without knowing what to anticipate. They don’t regret not having a strategy until they have to endure…
    - 65 days ago 26 Sep 22, 7:29am -
  • 8 DIY Barn Design Ideas You Can Build on a Budget

    - 71 days ago 20 Sep 22, 5:55am -
  • The Beginners Guide to Growing Your Hot Pepper Plants
    Hot chili peppers are one of the most fun plants to grow in your garden whether you’re a spicy food fan or not. Their unique fruits are beautiful (and sometimes crazy!) to look at and your harvests can be abundant. But for some people, growing hot…
    - 89 days ago 2 Sep 22, 8:48am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • How to Make Beet Kvass
    This beet kvass recipe creates a healthy drink full of probiotics. Probiotics help boost your immune system and keep your gut healthy. Beet kvass is an acquired taste, like sauerkraut or other foods made with lacto fermentation. Fresh beets, sea salt…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 1:29am -
  • Pumpkin Pasta – Homemade Pasta Made with Pumpkin Puree
    Since pumpkin is an excellent storage crop, we almost always have plenty on hand, so I'm always looking for new ways to use it. This pumpkin pasta recipe uses pumpkin puree to make homemade noodles with a surprise spice for extra flavor. I usually se…
    - 10 days ago 20 Nov 22, 7:42pm -
  • Kaito KA500 Emergency Radio Review
    This small versatile radio lets you listen to AM, FM, NOAA Emergency and Shortwave (HAM).  It does not broadcast.  The Kaito KA500L can be charged using solar, crank, or USB.  The radio can also charge a cellphone or other USB device.  It includ…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 2:33am -
  • Practical Gifts for Every Budget (Plus 5 Gift Wrapping Tips)
    We're sharing some of our favorite practical gifts that people will actually use, starting at under $30. To wrap up the post, Laurie shares some tips for dressing up gifts without spending a ton of money. My wife won't let me buy her jewelry (she rar…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 2:30am -
  • Brightest Flashlight – AAA, AA, Tactical, Keychain and Spotlight
    These are our recommended brightest, affordable, single battery AA, AAA, 18650, keychain and handheld spotlight flashlights. With the exception of the spotlight, these are great for every day carry in a pocket, purse, glove compartment, backpack, fir…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 1:52am -
  • Thrunite TN12 Flashlight Review and Usage Tips
    The Thrunite TN12 was a great 18650 flashlight for camping or night work. You'll notice it in a pocket, but it's still small enough for an EDC flashlight. When we have to search around the yard in the dark, this is the flashlight we grab. There are t…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 1:21am -
  • Nitecore TINI2 Flashlight Review and Specifications
    The Nitecore Tini 2 has a max 500 lumen output and a handy OLED screen to track mode and battery life. It's a great keychain flashlight, and you're sure to want it in your EDC gear. Nitecore TINI2 Specifications MODES Lumens (brightness) Runtime *(ac…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 1:10am -
  • Do Battery Powered Space Heaters or Emergency Heaters Exist?
    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, blankets, gloves, boots and 500BTU 12v car battery heaters do…
    - 17 days ago 13 Nov 22, 6:50pm -
  • Emergency Cooking – 10 Ways to Have a Hot Meal When the Power Goes Out
    There are a number of different options for emergency cooking. In this post we'll cover everything from simple heating to large scale cooking for emergency situations. Before we get started:  For those who are new to preparedness, using an emergency…
    - 17 days ago 13 Nov 22, 5:34pm -
  • Emergency Heat During a Power Outage and other Winter Storm Preps
    It's winter, and you always *planned* to get supplies if the power went out. Now it's below zero and the power just failed. What do you do for emergency heat during a power outage? This post contains ideas for winter storm survival while sheltering i…
    - 17 days ago 13 Nov 22, 4:16pm -

Rural Revolution

  • newNaNoWriMo is done!
    Yesterday, taking advantage of the time between snowstorms, Older Daughter and I went to town for a rare treat: to visit a coffee shop. It was already charmingly dolled up for the holidays.Older Daughter had discovered this cozy spot shortly after mo…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 7:09pm -
  • Our Thanksgiving
    Yesterday (Sunday) was our Thanksgiving. We weren't able to have our feast on the official day since I was working Thursday (and Friday and Saturday).Our preps began last week, when we began the lengthy process of defrosting the bird that's been livi…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 2:32pm -
  • Silly but satisfying
    I was coming back from town a few days ago when I happened to notice our car's odometer:Well, whaddaya know. I kept an eye on it as I drove. Next mile up:I pulled over to take a celebratory photo of the Big Turnover.Ta da! Silly but satisfying, y'kno…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:26am -
  • No Thanksgiving for us today
    We won't be celebrating Thanksgiving today, for the very simple reason that I'm working and will be too slammed to do anything else.We'll have our feast on Sunday. Already I have the turkey defrosting in the refrigerator (it's been living in our free…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 3:23pm -
  • Three is two, two is one
    Last March, if you recall, I went for a long-overdue exam with an optometrist and got a new pair of glasses.I am absolutely blind without my glasses, and wanted to make sure I had a pair in reserve ... y'know, just in case.But everyone knows the Rule…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 8:11pm -
  • All bark and no bite
    For two years in a row, as you recall, I foolishly tried growing garlic in a water tank I thought was filled with dirt and topped with bark. It turns out the tank was completely filled with bark.Not a great growing medium for garlic (or anything, for…
    - 9 days ago 21 Nov 22, 8:38pm -
  • Clothing blindness
    Recently I plucked a book off the shelf I hadn't read in a long time: "30 Days to a Simpler Life" by Connie Cox and Cris Evatt.Re-reading this book was amusing simply because it's so dated. Published in 1998, it touches on the marvels of a newfangled…
    - 10 days ago 20 Nov 22, 2:34am -
  • What's with all the pheasants?
    It seems we are dripping with pheasants lately. Everywhere we turn, we see them.These are ring-necked pheasants, originally from Asia but introduced into North America in the late 1880s. They're popular game birds.We had occasional pheasants in our l…
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 22, 1:35pm -
  • A solitary bluejay
    A couple weeks ago, Don and I were taking Mr. Darcy for his evening walk when I heard a raucous bird call. "That sounds like a jay," I said, puzzled.Jays aren't common around here. Their niche is dominated by magpies, which are ridiculously abundant.…
    - 15 days ago 15 Nov 22, 3:44pm -
  • Winter whiplash
    Holy cow, have we had conflicting weather. Winter whiplash.You'll remember a few days ago we had a bit of snow, after which I picked some late-ripening strawberries.Well, the snow melted off and the nice weather returned. There was no precipitation i…
    - 17 days ago 13 Nov 22, 9:34pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newGoats Veggies List: What Vegetables Can Goats Eat?
    If you’re a goat owner, you know that goats are notoriously curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings and goats will put just about anything in their mouths to see what it tastes like! While this can be frustrating at times, it’s…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, How Much Sun Does Spinach Need?
    One of the most common questions you might have when thinking about growing spinach is, “how much sun does spinach need?” It’s a great question and one that has a bit of a complicated answer. For optimal growth, spinach needs at least six hours…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • Are Bison Dangerous? What to do if You Are Attacked
    Bison is one of the largest and most impressive mammals in North America. Iconic, majestic, and traveling the countryside in immense herds, these shaggy bovines are making a big comeback since their numbers were depleted to near extinction by overhun…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Squirrels?
    Depending on where you live and what you do, squirrels are either a quaint and cute instance of backyard wildlife or an irrepressible menace that deserves no mercy. If you have ever had squirrels take up residence in your attic or raid your prized ga…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Snakes?
    If you own a livestock farm or just have a homestead with a few animals running around on it, you know how troublesome snakes can be. They steal eggs from chickens, pick off chicks, and panic larger animals. A few snakes are dangerously venomous, cap…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • Goats Fruits List: What Fruits Can Goats Eat?
    We all know that goats are cute, cuddly creatures that frolic in fields and provide us with delicious milk and cheese. But did you know that goats are also surprisingly versatile creatures when it comes to their diet? In addition to grass and hay, go…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Cats?
    Cats are cute, clever, and very adventurous. They also happen to be apex predators in their size category wherever they are found, and feral cats or indoor cats that are allowed to roam without any restrictions are single-handedly responsible for dec…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, How Much Sun Does Cabbage Need?
    Cabbage is a cool-season crop that does best in full sun but can tolerate some shade, especially during the hot summer months. So, how much sun does cabbage need? Cabbage needs at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, but it can tolerate up to 8 hours of…
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 3:30pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • 10 Tips for Butchering at Home
    Raising your own meat to provide food for your family is a truly rewarding experience… More and more people are questioning where their food is coming from (which is awesome) and trying to be more self-sufficient by providing what they can themselv…
    - 15 days ago 15 Nov 22, 4:13pm -
  • How to Store Animal Feed
    It is no secret that the one part of homesteading that I get really excited about is having all the animals roaming around. Adding livestock big or small is usually a huge stepping stone on a homesteading journey and to self-sufficiency. When you are…
    - 21 days ago 9 Nov 22, 7:26pm -
  • How to Make Homemade Herbal Bath Salts
    Homesteading is trying to live independently and being self-sufficient where you can… It is about growing, failing, and learning while enjoying the results of the hard work you have contributed. It is a rewarding way of life, that sometimes can be…
    - 28 days ago 2 Nov 22, 2:10pm -
  • Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Sweet & Salty Sauce
    Don’t get me wrong, a freezer full of beef is a great problem to have… BUT sometimes it is a problem none-the-less. Roasts are great, but sometimes the same old thing for dinner can get monotonous even if it’s good, amiright? When my kids start…
    - 48 days ago 13 Oct 22, 6:38pm -

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

  • newHow Many Times a Day Should I Feed My Rabbit?
    A healthy diet is essential for keeping your rabbit happy and healthy. But how often and how much should you feed your rabbit and what kind of food should you give them? Most rabbits should be fed twice a day, though this varies depending on the age…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • How Much Should I Feed My Rabbit?
    Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the world and for good reason! They’re cute, cuddly, and relatively low-maintenance. But if you’re a first-time rabbit owner, you might be wondering how much you should feed your new furry friend… Fee…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • What’s the Shelf Life of Spam?
    Nowadays, when you think of spam, you think of those irritating junk emails cluttering your email inbox. Of course, if you’re a prepper/survivalist, you probably also think of canned meat. It might not look (or taste) very appetizing, but the fact…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Are Bison Dangerous? How Can You Stay Safe?
    The American Bison is the largest land mammal in the USA and is typically found roaming the forests of the Yellowstone National Park. Bison can reach heights of five feet for females, and six feet for males and typically weigh between 1 – 2000 poun…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Should You Forage for Wild Edibles in Cities?
    Most folks who have a little bit of wilderness lore and experience under their belts know that nature provides us with countless edible plants, berries, mushrooms, nuts, and other foods if only we know where to look and what to pick. Foraging for wil…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • How Do Chickens Show Affection?
    Chickens are often seen as simple creatures, but they are actually quite complex and interesting animals. I’m not just referring to their physiology or social behavior, but also their emotions. Chickens have their own moods and changing attitudes d…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Winter Seed Sowing: The Right Way To Do It
    For many gardeners, winter is a time to rest and take stock after a busy growing season. But for those with the greenest of thumbs, there is no such thing as a gardening off-season! Winter seed sowing can be a great way to get ahead for the next grow…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Sprinkling Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in the Chicken Coop – How Often
    Chickens are routinely the target of infestation by mites, fleas, and other tiny, biting parasites. Much of the time these critters will take up residence in the coop and emerge at night to feast on some chickens while they sleep. At first it is an a…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Chicken Fowl Cholera – Everything You Should Know
    Chickens are generally hardy, healthy birds but even they can fall victim to various diseases. Perhaps none are more horrendous than chicken fowl cholera. Also known as avian cholera, this highly contagious and often fatal disease affects chickens of…
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • 18 Homemade Bug Sprays For Your Garden
    Summer is the time of year when most people like to get outside and enjoy their gardens. However, one thing that can ruin this experience is an invasion of bugs. This summer, don’t let those pesky critters keep you from enjoying your garden. Try on…
    - 9 days ago 21 Nov 22, 3:00pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • newGoats Veggies List: What Vegetables Can Goats Eat?
    If you’re a goat owner, you know that goats are notoriously curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings and goats will put just about anything in their mouths to see what it tastes like! While this can be frustrating at times, it’s…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, How Much Sun Does Spinach Need?
    One of the most common questions you might have when thinking about growing spinach is, “how much sun does spinach need?” It’s a great question and one that has a bit of a complicated answer. For optimal growth, spinach needs at least six hours…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • Are Bison Dangerous? What to do if You Are Attacked
    Bison is one of the largest and most impressive mammals in North America. Iconic, majestic, and traveling the countryside in immense herds, these shaggy bovines are making a big comeback since their numbers were depleted to near extinction by overhun…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Squirrels?
    Depending on where you live and what you do, squirrels are either a quaint and cute instance of backyard wildlife or an irrepressible menace that deserves no mercy. If you have ever had squirrels take up residence in your attic or raid your prized ga…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Snakes?
    If you own a livestock farm or just have a homestead with a few animals running around on it, you know how troublesome snakes can be. They steal eggs from chickens, pick off chicks, and panic larger animals. A few snakes are dangerously venomous, cap…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • Goats Fruits List: What Fruits Can Goats Eat?
    We all know that goats are cute, cuddly creatures that frolic in fields and provide us with delicious milk and cheese. But did you know that goats are also surprisingly versatile creatures when it comes to their diet? In addition to grass and hay, go…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, Does Irish Spring Soap Repel Cats?
    Cats are cute, clever, and very adventurous. They also happen to be apex predators in their size category wherever they are found, and feral cats or indoor cats that are allowed to roam without any restrictions are single-handedly responsible for dec…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 3:30pm -
  • So, How Much Sun Does Cabbage Need?
    Cabbage is a cool-season crop that does best in full sun but can tolerate some shade, especially during the hot summer months. So, how much sun does cabbage need? Cabbage needs at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, but it can tolerate up to 8 hours of…
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 3:30pm -

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

    • 28 Thoughtful Gardening Gifts for the Green Thumb in Your Life
      Shopping for gifts for gardeners can be a challenge. After all, one can only have so many potted plants. If you’re seeking some inspiration for gifts that stand out, this …The post 28 Thoughtful Gardening Gifts for the Green Thumb in Your Life a…
      - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 9:35am -
    • 5 Things You Need To Check Before Buying a Christmas Cactus
      Christmas cactuses seem to be one of those houseplants everyone has hanging around their home. They’re easy to care for and last forever. Maybe your grandmother gave you a cutting …The post 5 Things You Need To Check Before Buying a Christmas Ca…
      - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 12:11pm -
    • How To Make Pumpkin Powder & Stop Wasting Freezer Space
      Growing pumpkins in your garden can be incredibly rewarding, especially if you enjoy the taste of homemade puree for pies, soups and even pasta sauce. But if you get a …The post How To Make Pumpkin Powder & Stop Wasting Freezer Space appeared firs…
      - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 12:12pm -
    • How to Care for Indoor Cyclamen & Getting it to Rebloom
      My first memory of cyclamen is tied to browsing through mail-order furniture catalogs as a pre-teen. I was more interested in the decorative houseplants than in the furniture. These weirdly-shaped …The post How to Care for Indoor Cyclamen & Gettin…
      - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 7:28pm -
    • 6 Reasons Every Gardener Needs a Hori Hori Knife
      A hori hori is really the ideal tool for us easily distracted gardeners. Maybe you know the drill. You set out into the garden with a specific task in mind …The post 6 Reasons Every Gardener Needs a Hori Hori Knife appeared first on Rural Sprout.
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    • 3 Quick Tips Everyone With a Poinsettia Needs to Know
      If you’re like me and millions of other folks, part of getting ready for the holidays is purchasing a poinsettia…or three or four of them. While many stores set up …The post 3 Quick Tips Everyone With a Poinsettia Needs to Know appeared first…
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    • The #1 Secret to Attracting Cardinals to Your Yard + 5 Tips to Implement
      Every Christmas, it seems we all receive at least one card with a familiar scene on it. There’s a snow-covered tree or branches, sometimes with glitter, and amid the white …The post The #1 Secret to Attracting Cardinals to Your Yard + 5 Tips to…
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    • 8 Things You Need to Know Before Using Terracotta Pots
      If you wander into the garden section at any store, inevitably, you’ll be met by a wall of orange pots – the terracotta section. If you’re new to gardening in …The post 8 Things You Need to Know Before Using Terracotta Pots appeared first on…
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    • How To Clean, Maintain, Sharpen & Store Garden Tools So They Last Forever
      Tell me if this has ever happened to you, my friend. Spring rolls around, and you’re ready to get out in the garden and start the season properly. Only you …The post How To Clean, Maintain, Sharpen & Store Garden Tools So They Last Forever appea…
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    • 3 Ways Stores Ruin Poinsettias + How to Pick a Plant That Will Last ‘Til Christmas
      Right about now, there are boxes of poinsettias being loaded into the back of trucks, which will make their way to a store near you. Whether or not you end …The post 3 Ways Stores Ruin Poinsettias + How to Pick a Plant That Will Last ‘Til Christ…
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    Little House on the Prairie Living

    • How to Clean Beeswax Off Every Surface? [A Step-By-Step Guide]
      You can make many incredible things with beeswax, such as natural candles, lip balms, homemade soap, and so much more. The only downside is that melted beeswax can get on various surfaces such as metals, plastics, wood, or glass. Learning how to clea…
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    • Mom’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
      Looking for the perfect old fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe? You’ve come to the right place! Our family has been making this recipe for decades so it’s tried-and-true and does not disappoint. Mom’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies R…
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    • The Best Books on Canning and Preserving (Must Haves!)
      Looking for some of the best books on canning and preserving so that you can better know how to keep the harvest for as long as possible? This list should help you decide what to get! There are plenty of books on canning and preserving out there, but…
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    • How to Make Beeswax Candles
      Beeswax candles are a joy to see and to smell with their wonderful honey-scented beeswax. Learn how to make Beeswax Candles at home with this quick and simple step-by-step picture tutorial. How to Make Beeswax Candles There is nothing like a good can…
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    • How Zone Cleaning Changed My Life (and a FREE Zone Cleaning Printable)
      Are you tired and frustrated with having a messy house that no one ever seems to want to clean? Today I’m going to share with you how zone cleaning changed our family and I have a free zone cleaning printable as well! Zone Cleaning is a simple conc…
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    • Cream Cheese Danish Recipe From Scratch
      This is the best Cream Cheese Danish Recipe from scratch! It’s beautiful and delicious and would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or any time of day as a delicious snack. Cream Cheese Danish Recently, I was searching online for a Cream Cheese Danis…
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    • Coffee Tea Bags (For Coffee On the Go!)
      This easy idea combines coffee and tea bags into a fast and mess-free way to brew coffee. Perfect for a one cup brew, or make a few to give as gifts.The post Coffee Tea Bags (For Coffee On the Go!) appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Making and Using Bean Flour (Plus Recipes Using Bean Flour)
      Bean Flour is a wonderful gluten free alternative for flour or starch when used in a recipe. It’s healthy, full of fiber, and can easily be made when you need it. Making and Using Bean Flour Bean flour can be obtained in many different ways. You ca…
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    • Homemade Reusable Cloth Pads Tutorial and FREE Pattern
      Here's a tutorial and a free printable pattern to help you make your own frugal cloth pads!The post Homemade Reusable Cloth Pads Tutorial and FREE Pattern appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Practical Food Storage and Preparing For Price Increases
      Are you concerned about rising food prices and aren’t sure how to prepare? Here’s a guide to Practical Food Storage to prepare for price increases! Practical Food Storage and How to Prepare for Price Increases Have you ever wondered what you woul…
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