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  • newHow 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…
    - 11 hours 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…
    - 8 days ago 26 Sep 22, 7:29am -
  • 8 DIY Barn Design Ideas You Can Build on a Budget

    - 15 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…
    - 32 days ago 2 Sep 22, 8:48am -
  • Home Repair 101: What is the Most Important Tool and Why You Need It
    It feels scary at first when you have nothing handy to get your repairs and renovation started. How often have you needed to fix something around the house and didn’t have the right tools?   Worse case is if you are missing one of the most import…
    - 36 days ago 29 Aug 22, 11:57am -
  • A Short Guide on How to Take Care of Your Houseplants
    People have started incorporating houseplants as part of interior design. This option is also best for you if you don’t have an outdoor garden or just wish to bring greenery inside. They tend to light up a room with their presence and beautiful col…
    - 46 days ago 19 Aug 22, 9:15am -
  • 8 Tips On Moving Home After Living Abroad 
    Moving back home after living abroad can be a disorienting experience. Things in your hometown have likely changed since you moved away, and this can be a complicated reality to encounter.  If you find yourself worrying that you won’t fit in at ho…
    - 50 days ago 15 Aug 22, 2:26pm -
  • How to Prepare Your Home for Extreme Weather Conditions
    We have all experienced the situation of an inclement weather report that makes our hearts begin to pump more blood than usual. These reports can be bothersome as a homeowner because your home is valuable to you, and safeguarding it will always be yo…
    - 61 days ago 4 Aug 22, 12:51pm -
  • Dr. Munavvar Izhard: medical and health benefits of gardening
    Munavvar Izhar says that Gardening is one of the healthiest hobbies one can develop. It combines physical activity with social interaction and exposure to nature and sunlight. Also, these days people prefer to eat organic, and gardening gives you com…
    - 61 days ago 4 Aug 22, 12:36pm -
  • Vegetables You Can Easily Grow In Almost Any Garden
    Every plant is different and needs special conditions to grow to its full potential. Various kinds of vegetables need different amounts of sunlight or water. On top of that, they are not resistant to all the weather conditions. However, there are pla…
    - 61 days ago 4 Aug 22, 9:56am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • How to Make Sauerkraut in a Crock
    Homemade sauerkraut is loaded with beneficial bacteria and simple to make. We'll share how to how to easily make sauerkraut in a crock or bucket. All you need is cabbage and salt, a container, and time. Back when I was a little girl, my momma used to…
    - 2 days ago 2 Oct 22, 10:25pm -
  • Valley Food Storage Review (Read Before You Buy)
    Over the years, my family and I have sampled a lot of freeze dried meals, and Valley Food Storage remains one of our favorites. I asked my husband what he thought people would want to know in a Valley Food Storage review. His response was, “Is it c…
    - 9 days ago 25 Sep 22, 8:13pm -
  • How to Store Potatoes Long Term
    Potatoes are one of our top storage crops. With the right varieties in good storage conditions, they'll last from fall harvest to when the next crop comes in. We'll share tips for harvest, curing, and how to store potatoes long term. When to Harvest…
    - 17 days ago 18 Sep 22, 1:34am -
  • Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer
    When you can't dig a traditional root cellar, there are still above ground root cellar type options that will allow you store fruits and vegetables longer. For those in cold climates – there are a number of above ground options that can help you st…
    - 24 days ago 10 Sep 22, 6:18pm -
  • Root Cellars 101 – Root Cellar Design, Use and Mistakes to Avoid
    In this article we'll talk about 5 basic things you must include in a root cellar design, plus 10 tips for fruit and vegetable storage. There's also a printable storage guide for over 30 fruits and veggies, and links to additional information at the…
    - 24 days ago 10 Sep 22, 1:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 31 days ago 3 Sep 22, 7:42pm -
  • How to Make Zucchini Flour (also know as Amish Flour)
    Zucchini flour is a great way to use up those overgrown zucchini, plus it's low carb and gluten free. We'll share how to make it and how to use it. Most low carb flours are expensive, so it's great to have an option that you can grow right in the gar…
    - 37 days ago 28 Aug 22, 9:51pm -
  • Best Rechargeable AA Batteries (Top Picks)
    For straight “price + performance” pick any one of these three best rechargeable AA batteries.  Check prices, battery capacity and select the one that has the lowest price. Spoiler alter, we like the Eneloop Pro but it is NOT our top pick. EBL H…
    - 39 days ago 27 Aug 22, 1:22am -
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know
    The two most likely reasons for an EMP are a nuclear explosion or solar flare. This post discusses the damage an EMP may cause and actions that you can take to prevent or manage the results of the EMP. A large  Electromagnetic Pulse EMP would caus…
    - 42 days ago 23 Aug 22, 7:59pm -
  • Best Lighter for Emergencies and Every Day Use
    We set out to find the best lighter for every day use (like camping) and emergencies. Sure, heavy duty matches are good, too, but a good lighter is fast and efficient. (And they don't make matches as sturdy as they used to make them.) These are the l…
    - 45 days ago 20 Aug 22, 8:11pm -

Rural Revolution

  • The tiniest smack
    Around here, the most common species of hummingbird is the broad-tailed hummer. Their most unique characteristics are the broad tail (duh) and the noise they make. According to Audubon, "The metallic wing-trill of the male Broad-tailed Hummingbird is…
    - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 9:12pm -
  • Prayers for Florida
    I've been reading the alarming predictions about the strength and potential consequences of Hurricane Ian as it approaches landfall in Florida.Please pray for those in its path.Meanwhile if you're in the affected areas, please check in with updates (…
    - 6 days ago 28 Sep 22, 11:12pm -
  • Why is everything always so complicated?
    First, our hot water tank went out.Okay, we adapted. We've been heating water with the tea kettle for washing dishes, and taking showers in our outdoor shower.Then we got the bright idea of upgrading our propane tank to a 500-gallon model, as we had…
    - 9 days ago 26 Sep 22, 4:55am -
  • The joys of an outdoor shower
    We haven't had hot water in the house since September 2, when our hot water heater died.After a failed attempt to repair it, we ordered a replacement. Naturally it's been delayed, and currently the estimated ship date is September 26.For good measure…
    - 13 days ago 21 Sep 22, 9:12pm -
  • How many drill bits do you need?
    Don is, by his own admission, famously absent-minded. He came stomping into the house a week ago, fuming. He was in the middle of a project, you see, and once again he had misplaced a critical drill bit he needed.This isn't unusual. He is forever mis…
    - 15 days ago 19 Sep 22, 11:39pm -
  • My new canning Bible
    A month ago, we had a discussion about the merits of my faithful and much-tattered canning bible, "Putting Food By."The problem is, the book is out of date and hasn't been revised since 2010. A reader asked if I had a better recommendation for an aut…
    - 19 days ago 15 Sep 22, 5:08pm -
  • Population density
    I'm fascinated by population density maps. Here are a few interesting ones I've come across:Population density of Africa:Population density of Australia:This is something called the Yuxi Circle, the world’s most populated area:Here's a photo taken…
    - 22 days ago 12 Sep 22, 12:50pm -
  • Lest we forget
    Never forget.
    - 23 days ago 11 Sep 22, 1:42pm -
  • No hot water
    Our water heater went kaput a week ago.At first Don thought he could get away with replacing just the heating element (singular; it only has one element), but quickly realized he couldn't disconnect it. Arrggh.So we bit the bullet and ordered a repla…
    - 24 days ago 10 Sep 22, 5:45pm -
  • The sentinel
    Early one morning I glanced out the window and noticed one of our trees had acquired a new shape.Here's a close-up.I'm fond of owls, having spent many years surveying various species during my days as a field biologist. However we seem to have far fe…
    - 25 days ago 9 Sep 22, 2:01pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • How to Winterize Your Pig Pen
    Each year, as soon as I feel that first nip in the air or see the first snowflake fall onto the frozen ground, I’m amazed at the tenacity of nature. Although my garden plants have died back and we’re huddled up in the house, curling up next to a…
    - 1 day ago 3 Oct 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat French Fries?
    If we’re being honest, I think every pet owner feels the temptation to feed their beloved companion some of whatever they have to eat. We know we probably shouldn’t. We know it is almost certainly bad for our animal friends. But just look at thei…
    - 3 days ago 1 Oct 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Eggplant?
    One of the best things about eating vegetables is the sheer variety that is on display in nature. All the kinds, colors, shapes, tastes, and textures mean there is something for everyone. This counts for your chickens, too, as they will eat pretty mu…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • How To Grow Winter Squash Step by Step
    Winter squash is a family-friendly favorite to grow in your vegetable garden. Easy to grow and very prolific, you’ll love the satisfaction that comes with growing your own winter squashes to eat all winter long. With enough garden space and growing…
    - 7 days ago 27 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Green Beans?
    Chickens mostly eat chicken feed for sustenance, but they love getting produce as a treat or supplement to their usual fare. Chickens can eat most of the vegetables that people eat, be it items from your kitchen or your garden. How about green beans?…
    - 9 days ago 25 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • 14 Ways to Store Meat Without Electricity
    Do you want to know how to store meat without electricity? It is actually a lot easier than you may think. There are a number of methods that you can use. In this article, we will discuss 14 different ways to improve the shelf of your meat without re…
    - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Dogwood Berries?
    Dogwoods make up an entire family of woody plants, both trees, and shrubs, which are known for their plentiful, distinctive blossoms and most notably their berries. Growing in bunches and in many different colors depending on the species, dogwoods ar…
    - 13 days ago 21 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Celery and Celeriac?
    Let’s be honest. There are some veggies you buy with the best of intentions, but never eat. They just sit in your fridge and wither until you throw them out. We all have one. For me, and most of us, I’d say, that veggie is celery. But if you own…
    - 15 days ago 19 Sep 22, 2:30pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • How to Pick the Best Livestock for Your Homestead
    Homesteading…. whenever this word is used, many people picture a beautiful thriving garden, chickens scratching at the yard, and gentle mooing from across a green pasture. Growing your own food, preserving your harvest, starting a home dairy, or ra…
    - 7 days ago 27 Sep 22, 2:04pm -
  • Easy Ways to Start Living a More Sustainable Zero-Waste Lifestyle
    Homesteading has always been about self-sufficiency, about being free from modern systems, and providing more than we consume. And I truly believe that this homesteading way of life goes hand-in-hand with finding ways to live a more sustainable lifes…
    - 27 days ago 7 Sep 22, 9:03pm -
  • How to Save Tomato Seeds
    Confession: Until very recently, I’ve never really had any interest in saving seeds from my garden.  A homesteading lifestyle is about being self-sufficient and having independence, so you would think that saving seeds would be a common activity b…
    - 50 days ago 15 Aug 22, 3:28pm -
  • Ways to Heat Your Greenhouse in the Winter
    Here in Wyoming, winters can be brutally cold and crazy windy, so choosing the right greenhouse was pretty important. When we started our search, we discovered that there are so many options, and it was easy to feel overwhelmed. Even though we have c…
    - 62 days ago 3 Aug 22, 2:49pm -

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

  • new14 Cow Dung Uses You Didn’t Know Exist
    If you’re like me, you probably think of cow dung as a smelly nuisance. But believe it or not, there are a ton of ways to use cow dung that you probably didn’t know about! In this blog post, I’ll share some of the most interesting and unexpecte…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Why Do Sheep Have Rectangular Pupils?
    You cannot deny that sheep are pretty interesting animals. Economically they are important as a source of meat and wool, and the latter has been loved for its ability to make garments that will keep you warm even when they are soaking wet. No other a…
    - 2 days ago 2 Oct 22, 2:00pm -
  • Should You Keep Chickens and Turkeys Together?
    If you own chickens, you already know they generally don’t get along with other birds too well. Chickens can be picky about their flock mates and may not take kindly to newcomers, be they ducks or geese, even if those newcomers are just other chick…
    - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, How Long for Duck Eggs to Hatch?
    If you raise ducks, you already know that the most magical time in the whole process is waiting on those eggs to hatch. The excitement, the anticipation, and the simple joy and wonder of the circle of life, endlessly turning. No matter how many times…
    - 6 days ago 28 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Why Do Rabbits Fall After Mating?
    Pretty much everyone knows that part of breeding animals is going to involve dealing with the nuts and bolts of life; or rather we should say dealing with the birds and bees. Breeding is often complicated, troublesome, and sometimes gross, but every…
    - 8 days ago 26 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Why Do Pigs Have Tails, Anyway?
    Animals have all kinds of tails serving a variety of purposes depending on the environment. Some animals rely on their tails for balance, others rely on it for locomotion. For some animals, the tail is a vestigial leftover of their development, where…
    - 10 days ago 24 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • Do Sheep Really Need to Wear Those Bells?
    There is hardly anything more associated with pastoral life than that of a flock of livestock moving peacefully around a field, bells around their necks tolling gently. In fact, I would wager that most people cannot even remember a time when they did…
    - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • So, Can Sheep Eat Carrots?
    Sheep are known for being prolific grazers, eating grass, hay, and other pasturage in great abundance. But what some people might not know is that sheep also eat certain fruits and vegetables, which can serve as a valuable source of nutrition for the…
    - 14 days ago 20 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • Hmm, Why Does My Pig Drink Urine?
    Pigs, though not as overtly gross as most people seem to think. If you raise your own, you already know that they do some pretty nasty stuff from time to time. They will indeed wallow in the mud when given a chance on a hot day, and pigs have a reput…
    - 16 days ago 18 Sep 22, 2:00pm -
  • Question: Can Geese Eat Rice?
    Compared to chickens and ducks, geese are nowhere near as popular when it comes to raising them as livestock. But these big waterfowl have their own unique charms and advantages that is seeing some people start to raise them in greater numbers. For f…
    - 18 days ago 16 Sep 22, 2:00pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • How to Winterize Your Pig Pen
    Each year, as soon as I feel that first nip in the air or see the first snowflake fall onto the frozen ground, I’m amazed at the tenacity of nature. Although my garden plants have died back and we’re huddled up in the house, curling up next to a…
    - 1 day ago 3 Oct 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat French Fries?
    If we’re being honest, I think every pet owner feels the temptation to feed their beloved companion some of whatever they have to eat. We know we probably shouldn’t. We know it is almost certainly bad for our animal friends. But just look at thei…
    - 3 days ago 1 Oct 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Eggplant?
    One of the best things about eating vegetables is the sheer variety that is on display in nature. All the kinds, colors, shapes, tastes, and textures mean there is something for everyone. This counts for your chickens, too, as they will eat pretty mu…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • How To Grow Winter Squash Step by Step
    Winter squash is a family-friendly favorite to grow in your vegetable garden. Easy to grow and very prolific, you’ll love the satisfaction that comes with growing your own winter squashes to eat all winter long. With enough garden space and growing…
    - 7 days ago 27 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Green Beans?
    Chickens mostly eat chicken feed for sustenance, but they love getting produce as a treat or supplement to their usual fare. Chickens can eat most of the vegetables that people eat, be it items from your kitchen or your garden. How about green beans?…
    - 9 days ago 25 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • 14 Ways to Store Meat Without Electricity
    Do you want to know how to store meat without electricity? It is actually a lot easier than you may think. There are a number of methods that you can use. In this article, we will discuss 14 different ways to improve the shelf of your meat without re…
    - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Dogwood Berries?
    Dogwoods make up an entire family of woody plants, both trees, and shrubs, which are known for their plentiful, distinctive blossoms and most notably their berries. Growing in bunches and in many different colors depending on the species, dogwoods ar…
    - 13 days ago 21 Sep 22, 2:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Celery and Celeriac?
    Let’s be honest. There are some veggies you buy with the best of intentions, but never eat. They just sit in your fridge and wither until you throw them out. We all have one. For me, and most of us, I’d say, that veggie is celery. But if you own…
    - 15 days ago 19 Sep 22, 2:30pm -

Homestead Honey

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

Nifty Homestead

    Tenth Acre Farm

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

    Rural Sprout

    • 8 Signs Your Pumpkins Are Ready to be Picked (Hint – there’s one that never fails) 
      Whether you ascribe pumpkin spice lattes to the arrival of fall or not, it’s hard to deny that pumpkins are the harbinger of Autumn. When cooler weather is finally on …The post 8 Signs Your Pumpkins Are Ready to be Picked (Hint – there’s one…
      - 1 day ago 3 Oct 22, 4:17pm -
    • 5 Things You Need to Know About Growing Tomatoes in a No-Dig Garden
      Growing buckets of fresh tomatoes is every gardener’s dream, along with a pantry full of homegrown tomato sauce. But growing what you need is not always an easy feat. In …The post 5 Things You Need to Know About Growing Tomatoes in a No-Dig Gard…
      - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 12:20pm -
    • 5 Reasons To Plant Onions in Fall + How To Do It
      Some years it feels like fall comes and goes with a few blinks of the eye. One week there are green leaves on the trees, then, unexpectedly, cold nights come, …The post 5 Reasons To Plant Onions in Fall + How To Do It appeared first on Rural Sprou…
      - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 10:20am -
    • 7 Fascinating Things Everyone With An Aloe Plant Needs To Know
      If you’ve got houseplants, chances are you own an aloe vera. Aloes are simple to care for and easy to get your hands on, making them one of the most …The post 7 Fascinating Things Everyone With An Aloe Plant Needs To Know appeared first on Rural…
      - 6 days ago 28 Sep 22, 1:54pm -
    • 3 Essential Fall Strawberry Plant Jobs (+ One Thing You Shouldn’t Do in Fall)
      As the temperatures lean toward the cooler side and the growing season is winding down, strawberries are usually the last thing you’re thinking about. However, if you want to ensure …The post 3 Essential Fall Strawberry Plant Jobs (+ One Thing Y…
      - 6 days ago 28 Sep 22, 12:09pm -
    • How to Freeze Asparagus Quickly and Easily
      Blink, and you’ll miss it. The asparagus season, that is. For gardeners, fresh asparagus and rhubarb are the first two plants to harvest each spring, but only if you’ve taken …The post How to Freeze Asparagus Quickly and Easily appeared first…
      - 8 days ago 26 Sep 22, 11:23am -
    • How To Grow Houseplants In LECA (& Why You Might Not Want To)
      If you’ve ever seen houseplants planted in LECA and you thought to yourself “why would anyone use cocoa puffs to pot their plants in?”, let me assure you that you’re …The post How To Grow Houseplants In LECA (& Why You Might Not Want To) a…
      - 8 days ago 26 Sep 22, 10:37am -
    • How To Grow Pearl Onions aka Baby, Mini, Cocktail or Button Onions
      When it comes to a bountiful garden harvest, one doesn’t often stop to think, “the smaller, the better.” Yet, it depends on what you’re harvesting. Everybody loves an enormous pumpkin, …The post How To Grow Pearl Onions aka Baby, Mini, Coc…
      - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 9:59am -
    • How to Stop Earwigs From Invading Your Home & Garden
      Earwigs are abundant in the moist and dark nooks of the garden. Moving a flower pot or overturning a stone can be a startling reminder of their presence, revealing dozens …The post How to Stop Earwigs From Invading Your Home & Garden appeared firs…
      - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 9:50am -
    • How To Grow Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)
      Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) aren’t native to Jerusalem, nor the Middle East, as their name suggests. They have been cultivated as native plants in North America and Canada for hundreds …The post How To Grow Jerusalem Artichokes (…
      - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 1:17pm -

    Little House on the Prairie Living

    • newSimple Scone Mix Recipe
      Create your own delicious scones with this simple Scone Mix that you can store in your pantry!The post Simple Scone Mix Recipe appeared first on Little House Living.
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    • Easy Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup with Ground Beef
      Looking for a simple soup that you can make in the slow cooker or on the stove top? This Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup with ground beef is a great frugal meal to feed your family this winter! Easy Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup with Ground Beef In the f…
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    • Canning Tomato Soup to Savor All Winter Long
      Make some easy, ready to eat meals for the winter. Today you can learn how to can tomato soup!The post Canning Tomato Soup to Savor All Winter Long appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 11:00am -
    • How to Make Horse Treats
      Come meet a new member of the Little House Living family, Charlie, and learn how I make delicious homemade treats for him.The post How to Make Horse Treats appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 11:00am -
    • Homemade English Muffin Bread Recipe – No Knead Bread
      This is the easiest but tastiest breakfast bread you will ever make! No kneading, a single rise, so simple!The post Homemade English Muffin Bread Recipe – No Knead Bread appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 10:30am -
    • Simple 5 Ingredient Recipe for White Cheese Dip
      Need a yummy dip recipe to enjoy over the holidays? This White Cheese Dip has a little kick to it!The post Simple 5 Ingredient Recipe for White Cheese Dip appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 10:09am -
    • Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes
      Create a warm dish of Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes to get you through these long winter days!The post Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 12:00pm -
    • Sweet & Tasty Apple Pie Jam Canning Recipe
      If you’re a fan of sweet, spiced, comforting apple pie (and who’s not?), then there’s no doubt you will fall in love with this apple pie jam recipe just as I did the first time I tried it. Apple Pie Jam (Canning Recipe) By Contributor Anna Saka…
      - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 11:28am -
    • 13 Ways Anyone Can Prepare for a Power Outage
      What are some easy steps you can take towards preparing for a power outage? Here's some simple tips that anyone can follow!The post 13 Ways Anyone Can Prepare for a Power Outage appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 11:00am -
    • How to Scent Candles with Spices for Fall
      Want to fill your home with the delicious aromas of pumpkin pie and apple pie without the work? Check out this fun candle tutorial.The post How to Scent Candles with Spices for Fall appeared first on Little House Living.
      - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 10:00am -