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  • Choosing a Solar Installation Company: 7 Things to Keep in Mind
    If you’re thinking about going solar, congratulations! Making the switch to solar energy is one of the best decisions you can make for your home and the environment. But before you sign any contracts, it’s important to do your research and choose…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 1:22pm -
  • Easiest Flowers to Grow For a Fabulous Flower Garden
    So you want to have a flower garden, but you’ve never grown one before. Or maybe you’ve tried to grow a flower garden, but you weren’t successful and you’re ready to try again. Either way, you need to start with the easiest flowers to grow. Y…
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 12:18pm -
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning the House
    Your effort to maintain the cleanliness of your house must be consistent. You can’t keep it clean today and allow it to look terrible for the rest of the week. However, even when you try your best to maintain the place, you might still commit mista…
    - 11 days ago 8 May 22, 7:49am -
  • Compost Pile Mistakes To Avoid
    If you are thinking of starting a compost pile this article will tell you compost pile mistakes to avoid. Anybody who has maintained a garden for a while or even starting just now, knows about the importance of compost. It is a common belief that it…
    - 20 days ago 29 Apr 22, 3:00am -
  • The Best Solar Powered Generators
    There are various kinds of generators available on the market, ensuring there is going to be something for everyone. It can be quite difficult to find the right generator for your needs, however, as there is so much to consider. Not only do you need…
    - 40 days ago 9 Apr 22, 10:47am -
  • The Best Landscaping Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home
    While the bulk of your home’s value comes from within, there is additional value that can be found around your yard.  Everything from the state of your lawn to the stones on your walkway can change the value of your home for better or for worse. …
    - 55 days ago 25 Mar 22, 12:21pm -
  • 6 Just Add Boiling Water Meals
    If you need lightweight meals for camping, hiking, traveling or just to have on hand for emergencies these 6 just add boiling water meals are for you. Many people these days are enjoying the great outdoors, whether it be hiking, backpacking or campin…
    - 55 days ago 25 Mar 22, 6:00am -
  • Wood Gasification Explained To Replace Gasoline
    Midwest Permaculture website shares how wood can be transformed and be piped directly into an internal combustion engine as a fuel substitute for gasoline. Gasification is a process that converts biomass- or fossil fuel-based carbonaceous materi…
    - 56 days ago 24 Mar 22, 3:00am -
  • Comfrey Healing Compress
    Comfrey has a lot of names that the old timers called it and bone knit is one of those names. Watch how to make Comfrey healing compress which can help to heal bones. More and more people these days have been turning to more holistic approaches to th…
    - 56 days ago 24 Mar 22, 1:00am -
  • Build a Big Box Large Concrete Planter
    This step by step tutorial of how to build a big box large concrete planter from inexpensive mostly recycled materials can save you hundreds of dollars. Oh my, have you ever checked into the price of large concrete planter ? Wow, talk about price tag…
    - 66 days ago 14 Mar 22, 8:00am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • Big Berkey Review and Q&A (2022)
    Clean water is important, and Big Berkey water purification system provides a simple, reliable way to filter water. They are gravity fed, so you don't need power, making them suitable for everyday use or emergencies. In our Big Berkey review, we disc…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 22, 11:14pm -
  • Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots (with Root Tea Recipes)
    Dandelion roots have long history of use as food and medicine. We'll share the best time to dig dandelion roots, tips for preserving them, and dandelion root home remedies. Note: Never harvest dandelion roots from lawns or other areas that have been…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 9:02pm -
  • 23 Common Sense Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget
    There are a lot of different ways to save money on food, and we may have to get creative and use all of them in the years ahead. We’ll share common sense ways to stretch your food budget with smarter shopping, creative sourcing, and thriftier food…
    - 12 days ago 7 May 22, 11:00pm -
  • Bird Flu Busters – 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock
    We'll share information on bird flu virus symptoms and transmission, plus five strategies for a healthier flock of backyard chickens. In January 2022, the USDA confirmed H5N1 bird flu (avian influenza) in wild birds. Since then, commercial and privat…
    - 18 days ago 1 May 22, 4:57pm -
  • Growing Asparagus – Planting, Care, and Harvesting
    Growing asparagus is a great way to add variety to your garden. As a perennial vegetable, asparagus comes back year after year. With proper care, a patch can last for decades. We’ll share how to grow and harvest asparagus, plus tips to keep your be…
    - 19 days ago 30 Apr 22, 10:00pm -
  • How to Store Rice Long Term (Over 20 Years!)
    Rice is a great item to include in long term food storage, but you can't buy a bag from the store and toss it in the pantry. We'll share how to store rice long term, which rice to store, and answers to some common storage questions. With the rising p…
    - 25 days ago 24 Apr 22, 1:17am -
  • How Long do Seeds Last? (w/ Printable Seed Viability Charts)
    How long do seeds last? The oldest seed that's been grown into a plant is a 2,000 year old date palm, but your garden seeds probably won't last quite that long. We'll share seed viability charts, tips for storing seeds, and how to check germination r…
    - 33 days ago 16 Apr 22, 10:22pm -
  • How to Store Seeds (for Next Year or Long Term)
    Whether you're stocking up to beat rising costs, or saving seeds from your home garden, we'll share how to store seeds long term or short term. How to Store Seeds There are four important factors for good seed storage: Keep the temperature cool – i…
    - 33 days ago 16 Apr 22, 9:27pm -
  • 5 Lessons from Great Depression Life that Still Make Sense Today
    My mom's parents would be referred to as preppers if they were living in today's world, but back in the day, they lived like many country people did. Great Depression life wasn't easy, but their daily choices afforded them more abundance than many, e…
    - 39 days ago 10 Apr 22, 3:01pm -
  • The Best AA Batteries for Flashlights, Toys, and More
    We share information best AA batteries on the market – the longest lasting, best priced, most powerful single use AA batteries – including a table showing which batteries are best for each type of use. Best AA Battery: Energizer AA Ultimate Lithi…
    - 40 days ago 9 Apr 22, 10:05pm -

Rural Revolution

  • newThe green of our valley
    Our spring has been very wet, and the little valley we live in is very green.Interesting, a dominant grass at the moment is timothy, an excellent livestock feed. And boy howdy, is it full of pollen at the moment!Here, Mr. Darcy is walking through the…
    - 12 hours ago 18 May 22, 11:35pm -
  • Here's our strategy
    A few weeks ago, a reader posed a legitimate question: "You seem to be taking quite a while to put in gardens, get the animals, etc. What is your strategy here?"This person is correct. We're taking longer than we anticipated to get our new homestea…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 4:39am -
  • Some civic duties
    A couple weeks ago, Don and I volunteered to do some cleanup on a nearby rural stretch of road.The road cleanup was actually supposed to happen the Saturday before, but got rained out. Don and I volunteered to do our stretch the following Monday. We…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 3:39pm -
  • Ouch. Just ... ouch
    Took this photo on Wednesday.
    - 5 days ago 14 May 22, 3:36pm -
  • Homeschooling difficulties: Let me hear your experiences
    Dear readers, I'd love some feedback. I'm writing an article for Backwoods Home Magazine on the subject of homeschooling difficulties. Originally I pitched just two notions (both parents working, and single parents), but then my editor came back with…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 5:42pm -
  • Experimenting with ginger beer
    Don was interested in experimenting with making ginger beer. To this end, he saved a couple of two-liter soda bottles. He used this recipe:IngredientsGinger Syrup Ingredients    1 cup granulated sugar    1/2 cup water    2 tbsp grated fresh…
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 4:25pm -
  • "Picture Of My Mother In Law Walking The Cows"
    I saw this photo today with the caption "Picture Of My Mother In Law Walking The Cows."Why do I find this photo powerfully evocative?No idea who took the pic or who the mother-in-law is, but it's a way cool photo.
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 3:59pm -
  • Happy birthday, Younger Daughter!
    Today is Younger Daughter's 24th birthday!Goodness, where do the years go? It seems only yesterday that she was a baby.Younger Daughter, as most of you know, is in the Navy and stationed in Japan. She got to celebrate her birthday in the worst way po…
    - 12 days ago 7 May 22, 5:02pm -
  • Canning potatoes?
    A reader posted a question as follows: "Patrice, we’re growing lots of potatoes and thought I might try canning some. I see lots of internet recipes but thought I’d ask you if you’d canned potatoes – and if your family liked them. Thanks."S…
    - 15 days ago 4 May 22, 9:11pm -
  • Cornmeal sour cream biscuits
    Backwoods Home Magazine has a new recipe book they're advertising for making different kinds of bread. I don't own the book, but every so often they'll include a recipe in their promotional emails.One such recipe came across my inbox recently on corn…
    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 8:08pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • 7 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn
    Do you have a clover problem? Clover is a nuisance weed when it appears in your lawn, and one that can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of. It spreads quickly and can be hard to eradicate completely without tearing up your grass with it. In this…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 22, 10:57am -
  • Why is My Sheep Throwing Up? 6 Possible Reasons
    Sheep are known for being hardy animals that can adapt to a wide variety of climates and conditions. They are generally easy to raise and require little more than pasture, plenty of water, and a bit of space. However, they are not immune to health pr…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 10:17am -
  • So, Does Sugar Go Bad in Heat?
    There is a lot of debate over whether sugar goes bad in heat. Some people say that it does, and others say that it doesn’t. So, what’s the truth? You can bake with sugar and there aren’t any problems, but what about leaving it at a lower temper…
    - 6 days ago 13 May 22, 5:57pm -
  • 20 Hair Sheep Breeds to Consider Raising
    There are many different types of sheep breeds that you can choose to raise on your farm. While some people may be drawn to the traditional breeds, there are a number of hair sheep breeds that can provide you with plenty of benefits. Below, we’ll t…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 12:37pm -
  • So, Are Juniper Berries Poisonous?
    I think it’s fair to say that we all enjoy good fruit, am I right? Of course, I am! They’re sweet and juicy, and they often look very appetising. Now, while there are many edible fruits in the wild, there are also a huge number of inedible plants…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 1:21pm -
  • 7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains
    Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming ove…
    - 11 days ago 8 May 22, 10:45am -
  • So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?
    When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells?…
    - 16 days ago 3 May 22, 1:18pm -
  • Should You Split Wet Firewood? These 6 Methods are Safe
    Anyone who relies on wood for heating knows what a chore it can be processing a large supply. No matter what method you use, you’ll have your work cut out for you. Some folks assert that the job can be way harder, and more dangerous, if you try to…
    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 6:19pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • 3 Ways to Generate Your Own Electricity
    As time goes on, I’ve been getting more and more interested in figuring out ways to get less dependent on modern systems. And I know that I’m not the only one with this desire. In recent years, living “Off the Grid” has become something that…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 2:06pm -
  • How to Make Herbal Vinegar
    Spring is in the air. The weather is changing and gardening season is almost here. And I’m so excited to get to growing things again. I’m looking forward to having our garden in full swing producing healthy produce and fresh herbs. There’s just…
    - 22 days ago 27 Apr 22, 3:25pm -
  • How to Make Tallow Body Butter
    My favorite skincare ingredient is animal fat. Yeah, us homesteaders are an odd bunch… As homesteaders, we brave the elements to pursue our passion and at times those conditions can be a bit unforgiving on our bodies. We care for animals in the dea…
    - 31 days ago 18 Apr 22, 3:31pm -
  • How to Open a Roadside Stand
    Do you struggle with the thought of swimming in unused eggs or extra produce going to waste? This happens to all of us homesteaders at one point or another. With the increase in current food shortages and just general-crazy-times these last few years…
    - 53 days ago 27 Mar 22, 3:09pm -

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

  • Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?
    If there is one image that is iconic to peaceful, rural life on a farm, it is that of a cow serenely walking around a pasture, with a cowbell gently tolling. But do you ever wonder why cows wear bells in the first place? And the more you think about…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 22, 10:45am -
  • 10 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Chickens from Hawks
    Chickens are wonderful. They provide us with plenty of eggs, useful fertilizer and, of course, we eat them for food. But plenty of other creatures also love to eat chickens, with hawks being one of the biggest threats to backyard and barnyard chicken…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 11:15am -
  • 6 Ways to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn Naturally (and Fast)!
    If you’re like most homeowners, then you probably spend a good amount of time and money each year trying to get rid of clover in your lawn. And if you’re like me, then you’ve probably tried just about every method out there – from herbicides…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 3:21pm -
  • So, Do Candles Go Bad or Expire?
    Do candles ever go bad? This is a question that is asked more often than you might think. Candles aren’t something you eat, so it seems like you wouldn’t need to worry about it. But some candles are made from waxes and other materials that are or…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 1:30pm -
  • Does Sugar Really Go Bad in Heat?
    Sugar is one of those kitchen staples that we often take for granted. It’s always there, sitting in our pantries or cabinets, waiting to be used in our next baked dessert, spooned into a cup of coffee or making a delicious pitcher of sweet tea. But…
    - 11 days ago 8 May 22, 10:34am -
  • Should You Eat Canned Food without Cooking It?
    Canned food can be a convenient and shelf-stable option no matter what kind of food you like. From meats and broth to fruits and veggies, and even dairy products, there is a canned option ready to buy and, seemingly, ready to eat. But you may wonder…
    - 13 days ago 6 May 22, 2:05pm -
  • What’s the Gestation Period for Sheep?
    If you’re thinking about raising sheep, it’s only natural that you’ll begin to wonder about the ins and outs of breeding and the lambing process. We all know there’s a gestation period for pregnant women, but what about sheep? What’s the ge…
    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 1:33pm -
  • How to Homeschool Your Children If They Have Special Needs
    I have a very passionate, personal motivation for enriching the lives of people living with disabilities. I myself am disabled, I have a son with a serious form of epilepsy and is on the autism spectrum, a daughter who I rebel against calling “norm…
    - 20 days ago 29 Apr 22, 11:37am -
  • So How Much Wood Do I Need to Heat my House?
    Reliable sources of heat are essential for homesteaders seeking to produce their own food and power, as well as those in need of backup heating or heating for detached outbuildings. Wood for an open, traditional fireplace or a modern woodstove is gen…
    - 22 days ago 27 Apr 22, 10:19pm -
  • How to Raise Rabbits Outside
    There are many things to consider when deciding if raising rabbits is the right choice for you, and where to house them is one of the most important factors. Here are some tips on how to raise rabbits outside successfully. Benefits of Raising Rabbits…
    - 24 days ago 25 Apr 22, 9:08pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • 7 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn
    Do you have a clover problem? Clover is a nuisance weed when it appears in your lawn, and one that can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of. It spreads quickly and can be hard to eradicate completely without tearing up your grass with it. In this…
    - 1 day ago 18 May 22, 10:57am -
  • Why is My Sheep Throwing Up? 6 Possible Reasons
    Sheep are known for being hardy animals that can adapt to a wide variety of climates and conditions. They are generally easy to raise and require little more than pasture, plenty of water, and a bit of space. However, they are not immune to health pr…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 10:17am -
  • So, Does Sugar Go Bad in Heat?
    There is a lot of debate over whether sugar goes bad in heat. Some people say that it does, and others say that it doesn’t. So, what’s the truth? You can bake with sugar and there aren’t any problems, but what about leaving it at a lower temper…
    - 6 days ago 13 May 22, 5:57pm -
  • 20 Hair Sheep Breeds to Consider Raising
    There are many different types of sheep breeds that you can choose to raise on your farm. While some people may be drawn to the traditional breeds, there are a number of hair sheep breeds that can provide you with plenty of benefits. Below, we’ll t…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 12:37pm -
  • So, Are Juniper Berries Poisonous?
    I think it’s fair to say that we all enjoy good fruit, am I right? Of course, I am! They’re sweet and juicy, and they often look very appetising. Now, while there are many edible fruits in the wild, there are also a huge number of inedible plants…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 22, 1:21pm -
  • 7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains
    Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming ove…
    - 11 days ago 8 May 22, 10:45am -
  • So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?
    When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells?…
    - 16 days ago 3 May 22, 1:18pm -
  • Should You Split Wet Firewood? These 6 Methods are Safe
    Anyone who relies on wood for heating knows what a chore it can be processing a large supply. No matter what method you use, you’ll have your work cut out for you. Some folks assert that the job can be way harder, and more dangerous, if you try to…
    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 6:19pm -

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

    • newHow To Make a Wattle Fence With Branches
      There are many fence ideas to consider for your garden. Making a wattle fence with branches is one interesting and attractive choice to consider.  One of the most eco-friendly choices …The post How To Make a Wattle Fence With Branches appeared fi…
      - 22 hours ago 18 May 22, 1:39pm -
    • How To Make a Rustic Trellis Out of Branches
      A trellis can be a very useful addition to a garden or growing area. In this article, I want to show you how to make a rustic woven branch trellis …The post How To Make a Rustic Trellis Out of Branches appeared first on Rural Sprout.
      - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 12:40pm -
    • 8 Secrets To Harvest A Bumper Crop Of Beets
      Do you even know the number of meals and preserves you can get out of a bumper crop of beets? Or are you curious to find out? Before getting your …The post 8 Secrets To Harvest A Bumper Crop Of Beets appeared first on Rural Sprout.
      - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 9:44am -
    • How To Grow A Meyer Lemon Tree Indoors That Actually Produces Lemons
      Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits for cooking and baking, but did you know you can grow them at home? While most citrus trees need to grow outdoors …The post How To Grow A Meyer Lemon Tree Indoors That Actually Produces Lemons appeared f…
      - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 6:34pm -
    • 7 Bee Watering Station Ideas to Provide Drinking Water for Bees
      From sun up to sun down, bees are doing important work for the health and safety of the hive. Foraging bees will travel up to 5 miles from the colony …The post 7 Bee Watering Station Ideas to Provide Drinking Water for Bees appeared first on Rural…
      - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 2:26pm -
    • 6 Destructive Carrot Pests To Look Out For (& How To Stop Them)
      If you’ve never had a carrot fresh from the garden, you really don’t know what you’re missing! The sweetness and crunch of a fresh carrot can’t be beat, and when …The post 6 Destructive Carrot Pests To Look Out For (& How To Stop Them) app…
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    • Fertilizing Houseplants – How, When & What to Use
      Whether you’re a newbie plant parent or you’ve started your plant-collecting journey years ago, you’re probably already familiar with the three factors you need to pay attention to for a …The post Fertilizing Houseplants – How, When & What…
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    • Why Is My Rhubarb Flowering & What Should I Do?
      I’ll bet I can guess why you’re here. You went out to your rhubarb patch with pie on your mind. And when you got there, nestled among the familiar leaves …The post Why Is My Rhubarb Flowering & What Should I Do? appeared first on Rural Sprout.
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    • Stinging Nettle Fertilizer Tea – Free Organic Fertilizer Made From Weeds
      When asked about stinging nettle, most folks have a story involving a brush with this prickly plant that left them howling in pain and itching for days. From others, you’ll …The post Stinging Nettle Fertilizer Tea – Free Organic Fertilizer Mad…
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    • 5 Tips For A Dazzling No Mow May
      You are soon to discover that as enchanting as No Mow May is, it’s about so much more than beauty or helping the bees. Though for those two reasons alone, …The post 5 Tips For A Dazzling No Mow May appeared first on Rural Sprout.
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    Little House on the Prairie Living

    • Quick 5 Ingredient or Less Recipes
      Looking for some quick and very easy recipes that you can make with the whole family at home? Here are some tasty and quick 5 ingredient or less recipes to try! Quick 5 Ingredient or Less Recipes Are you struggling right now with what to make for mea…
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    • Prepping For Higher Food Prices
      This is an older article that I published in 2012 (before we had children!) but the ideas are still helpful and relevant today. Enjoy! A while back I posted a news article on the LHL Facebook page that talked about the coming price increases for groc…
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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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    • The Easiest Foods to Preserve That You Can Grow
      Looking for some plants that you can grow in your garden that you can easily preserve this fall? Here are some of my favorite things to grow and preserve! The Easiest Foods to Preserve That You Can Grow When it comes to canning and preserving season…
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    • Rhubarb Smoothie Recipe (And Harvesting Rhubarb)
      Learn how to properly harvest your rhubarb and make a refreshing summer Rhubarb Smoothie!The post Rhubarb Smoothie Recipe (And Harvesting Rhubarb) appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Recipe for Rhubarb Cake with Buttermilk
      Have an abundance of rhubarb? Fresh or frozen? Your family is going to love this recipe for Rhubarb Cake with Buttermilk! Springtime and early summer is when the rhubarb leaves begin to grow and unfold and all of the delicious rhubarb appears. It’…
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    • Mason Jar Bird Feeder
      Need something cute and a little bit country to feed your winged friends? This bird feeder is so easy to make!The post Mason Jar Bird Feeder appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • 10 Ways to Save on Used Clothes When You Shop Online
      Having trouble finding used clothing in your area? Shop online! Here are my best tips and tricks for saving money while shopping for used clothing online.The post 10 Ways to Save on Used Clothes When You Shop Online appeared first on Little House Li…
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    • Long Term Gluten Free Food Storage
      Would you like to prep some food for the future? Here’s a look into what we are storing in our gluten-free long-term food pantry and how we are storing it. Long Term Gluten Free Food Storage I think that back in 2020, many of us were blindsided whe…
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    • How to Make Your Own Green Powder Blend
      Want to add a boost of nutrition into your foods all year round? Try making your own Green Powder Blend! It’s easy to make and store. How to make Your Own Green Powder Blend I’ve had some dried greens sitting on my pantry shelves for quite some t…
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