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  • XXlarge dog crate – all you need to know
    Are you in need of a spacious dog crate for your extra large pooch? Look no further! The xxlarge dog crate is the perfect solution for your furry friend. What size is a XXL dog crate? A XXL dog crate is typically 48 inches in length, 30 inches in wid…
    - 50 days ago 14 Dec 22, 9:54am -
  • What are the best fruits for diabetics?

    - 50 days ago 14 Dec 22, 9:27am -
  • Chicken Rice and Broccoli Casserole
    Chicken, rice, and broccoli casserole is a delicious and easy to make dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The combination of tender chicken, fluffy rice, and nutritious broccoli makes for a well-rounded meal that is sure to satisfy even the…
    - 50 days ago 14 Dec 22, 7:42am -
  • Top 10 Tips for Storing Animal Feed
    Proper storage of animal feed is essential for maintaining its quality and ensuring it is safe for your animals to eat. Here are some tips for storing animal feed: Keep it dry. Animal feed should be stored in a dry place to prevent mold and spoilage.…
    - 52 days ago 12 Dec 22, 7:33am -
  • 10 Tips for butchering at home and preparing your own meat
    Butchering at home can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to source and prepare your own meat. However, it’s important to understand the proper techniques and safety measures to ensure a successful and sanitary process. Here are some tips to hel…
    - 52 days ago 12 Dec 22, 7:22am -
  • 8 Tips for Maximizing Your Mulch Usage in the Garden
    Mulch is an essential part of any garden. It helps keep weeds down, retains moisture, and can provide a decorative touch to your flower beds. But did you know that there are many different types of mulch, each with its own unique advantages? In this…
    - 58 days ago 6 Dec 22, 8:50am -
  • 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 73 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…
    - 83 days ago 11 Nov 22, 10:11am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • Safe Room Ideas (Plus Possible Funding Sources)
    A Common Sense Home protects you from the bad weather and other threats. We'll share safe room ideas to help you out of harm's way, whether you're building new or updating your current home. Choose the Right Safe Room for Your Main Risk Before you bu…
    - 4 days ago 29 Jan 23, 3:57am -
  • Common Sense Homestead Open House
    The next tentative date for an open house is July 29, 2023. Our family will be giving tours of the home and grounds during this time. You're welcome to take a quick look or stay for a longer visit during the open house hours. If you've wanted to see…
    - 9 days ago 23 Jan 23, 3:52pm -
  • How to Put Up a Snow Fence (With Photos and Video)
    A snow fence acts as a barrier to slow the prevailing wind, causing drifting downwind of the fence – instead of in your driveway or walkway. It reduces your need for snow removal, and means less work for you during every snowstorm. You can also use…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jan 23, 4:49pm -
  • 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…
    - 11 days ago 22 Jan 23, 12:21am -
  • The Right Way to Use Wood Ash in the Garden
    Using wood ash in the garden can be a good source of free fertilizer, but there are a few things you should know before you start spreading. We'll share the benefits of wood ash, the right and wrong ways to apply it, and how to use it for pest contro…
    - 11 days ago 21 Jan 23, 10:14pm -
  • Best Windbreak Trees for Warm or Cold Climates
    Selecting the right windbreak trees is important to create a long lasting shelterbelt. Windbreak trees can be part of a food forest, reduce heating and cooling costs, and more. How to Pick Trees for a Windbreak The best windbreak trees are those suit…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jan 23, 10:54pm -
  • Windbreak Design: Maximize Your Land’s Potential
    The key elements of windbreak design are the purpose of your windbreak planting, species selection, and density. Once you determine your primary goals (plant, people, or livestock protection, for example) you base the rest of your design on these goa…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jan 23, 10:50pm -
  • Windbreaks – You’ll be Amazed at What They Can Do
    Windbreaks can provide amazing benefits – blocking cold winter winds and reducing wind erosion, moderating temperature and humidity, providing wildlife habitat, and more. We'll share the the basics of how they work and why they make a great additio…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jan 23, 10:50pm -
  • Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles) – Easy, Frugal Comfort Food
    This traditional haluski recipe is an Eastern European comfort food that is rich and filling. It's a great way to use fall garden produce and fill up tummies on a budget. When I made haluski for the first time, the family's response was, “Ha-whata?…
    - 24 days ago 8 Jan 23, 7:53pm -
  • Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe (With Money Saving Tips!)
    We love this homemade fruit leather recipe. It's easy to make. uses a simple tip that saves money and gives more reliable results. I'll also share some things to avoid and which fruits work best. You can make fruit leather (homemade fruit rolls) it i…
    - 27 days ago 5 Jan 23, 9:36pm -

Rural Revolution

  • Interesting assumptions
    Under a post labeled "Pics That Capture The Unique Spirit of New York City, As Shared In This Online Community," I came across this photo:The unusual juxtaposition in this photo is actually extremely artistic, or so I thought.Then I noticed a couple…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 5:12pm -
  • Aw nuts
    This is a beautiful photo of Mt. Fuji taken by Younger Daughter.Younger Daughter is in a froth of frustration. She's been stationed in Japan, if you remember, but now her term of enlistment in the Navy is finished. However after much thought, she dec…
    - 5 days ago 27 Jan 23, 2:40pm -
  • Winter leaves
    During our first autumn here in our new home, I was delighted to be tasked with the job of raking leaves. Deciduous trees are so rare in the inland northwest that raking leaves was a fun novelty.I looked forward to doing the same thing this past fall…
    - 7 days ago 25 Jan 23, 6:43pm -
  • New life for old trees
    When we first moved to our new (to us) home in late 2020, we were delighted to discover the property came with fruit trees, notably apples. Some of the trees were young, but we have three mature trees, evidently the remnants of an old orchard. You ca…
    - 8 days ago 24 Jan 23, 2:36pm -
  • What are your best cheap meal ideas?
    In response to my recent post "Shopping, ug!" on the subject of inflation and availability, one reader wrote: "Prices are going up and have gone up every week I’ve been shopping. My husband and I both work and we have not gotten pay increases. T…
    - 13 days ago 20 Jan 23, 3:41am -
  • Dream big, I always say
    I noticed our neighbor's cat in our pasture the other morning, focusing on something.This section of pasture appears to be a rich hunting ground, and we often see our neighbor's cats making short work of voles and mice. But this time the cat was look…
    - 14 days ago 19 Jan 23, 3:09am -
  • Shopping, ug
    Last week, I did something I've been trying to do as infrequently as possible: I went into the city for some shopping.I go as infrequently as possible for several reasons: (1) I hate shopping; (2) it's a long ways away; (3) it's increasingly expensiv…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jan 23, 2:13pm -
  • Nature's Roombas
    We have zillions of turkeys around us.They slowly stalk through the landscape, stopping to peck at anything even remotely edible. They often hang out in large groups, sometimes several dozen but more often ten or so together.Don was idly watching a f…
    - 21 days ago 11 Jan 23, 3:39pm -
  • The "smartest" room in the house
    Since moving into our new (to us) home, we've had issues with the appliances that came with the house, something we're slowly addressing. We were fortunate to find a simpler washing machine so we could finally off-load the beastly massive and modern…
    - 23 days ago 9 Jan 23, 3:11pm -
  • It's the little things
    Back in November, I noted we had a rare and solitary bluejay hanging around our neighborhood.This was something of a minor thrill for the ornithologist in me, since such birds are rare in Idaho. So imagine how happy I was last week to see him (her?)…
    - 26 days ago 6 Jan 23, 2:32pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newSo, Can Chickens Eat Parsley?
    Chickens will eat all kinds of things, including things that you and I would rather not. On the topic of herbs, parsley is most commonly used in America as a simple garnish. This is a shame because parsley is actually a nutritional rockstar, absolute…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 10:00pm -
  • newBee Funeral: What Happens When the Queen Bee Dies
    No bee hive can exist for long without its queen. When a queen bee dies, the hive goes into a kind of shock. Vital direction is lost. Replacement numbers dwindle. The bees soon know that they are in trouble when their queen is gone, and they start to…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 3:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Gourds?
    Gourds are one fruit that is rarely thought of as food, at least in North America, but nonetheless is a regular sight when autumn rolls around. Though these hard-shelled plants are commonly associated with pumpkins, cucumbers, squashes, and melons, t…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Growing Milkweed – Why and How to Do It
    If you’re a homesteader, then you know the importance of growing your own food. But what about plants that can help support your local ecosystem? Milkweed is one such plant, and it’s worth growing even if you don’t have a lot of space. Here are…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 3:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Ivy and Ivy Berries?
    Chickens are well known for eating all sorts of plant matter when they are allowed to forage. Sometimes they eat things that we would prefer them not to, and other times they eat plants that, seemingly, nothing else wants to eat. How about ivy and iv…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Chicken Scratch: Everything You Need to Know
    Are you new to raising chickens? If so, you might be wondering what is the best way to feed them. There are a few different options, but one of the most popular is chicken scratch. But what is chicken scratch, and is it really the best option for you…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 3:30pm -
  • How to Homeschool a Child With a Reading Problem (19 Practical Tips)
    As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to help your child succeed. If your child is struggling with reading, you may be wondering if homeschooling is the right solution. You will make mistakes as a homeschooling parent, but don’t ques…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • 45 Melt and Pour Soap Recipes to Have Fun With
    Ah, soapmaking is a hobby that can make a great side income if you do it right. With that said, definitely a process that requires the use of lye–sodium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide is a highly caustic substance that can do some serious damage to yo…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 3:30pm -

The Prairie Homestead

  • Homesteading Skills to Develop Over Winter
    Homesteading doesn’t stop because the garden is full of snow or the hens have decided to go on an egg-laying hiatus during the winter. This time of year doesn’t mean that there aren’t any outdoor homesteading chores to do: the animals still nee…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 4:22pm -
  • Ultimate Guide to Chicken Nesting Boxes
    Have you decided to add chickens to your homestead or are you looking for ways to improve your current egg-laying system? We’ve been raising chickens (both meat chickens and laying hens) for over a decade now. I’ve been sharing tips on raising ch…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jan 23, 4:08pm -
  • Easy Fermented Mustard Recipe
    Condiments are a great addition to snacks and meals for an added flavor boost, but sometimes the store-bought stuff isn’t always the best for you. Making your own condiments can seem daunting, but it isn’t usually that difficult. When making home…
    - 57 days ago 6 Dec 22, 9:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 78 days ago 15 Nov 22, 4:13pm -

Homestead Bloggers Network

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

The Homesteading Hippy

  • newSo, Can Chickens Eat Sauerkraut?
    Chickens are notoriously adventurous, curious eaters. As omnivores, they like to eat all kinds of things and every keeper knows they are more than willing to try just about anything. They can even safely eat quite a few things considered people food.…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 10:00pm -
  • newSo, Why are My Chickens Eating Their Own Eggs?
    It’s a question that has puzzled chicken owners for years: why do chickens eat their own eggs!? It just isn’t right. Hens are supposed to protect and sit on the eggs they lay, not eat them. It is ghastly behavior, even if the eggs aren’t fertil…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 3:30pm -
  • So, What’s the Best Ground Cover for a Chicken Run?
    Chickens spend much of their time inside their run or coop, and as all owners know anywhere that these birds spend time gets put through a lot: scratching, pecking, pooping, and more. That means that, in order to keep our chickens happy and healthy,…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • So, Can Sheep Overeat?
    Sheep are grazing animals, and their diet consists mostly of grass. In the wild, the challenges associated with survival mean that they usually don’t have unlimited access to food. However, when sheep are domesticated and kept in captivity that isn…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Can Goats Eat Poison Ivy? Is It Safe?
    I think most homesteaders, farmers, hikers, and outdoorsmen know about poison ivy and how problematic it can be. Any contact with the root, stem, flowers, berries, and vine of poison ivy will give you a nasty, itchy, painful rash. Getting rid of this…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 3:00pm -
  • 26 Veggies Goats Can Eat that Are Perfectly Safe
    Contrary to popular belief, goats cannot eat garbage. While these curious creatures may be seen rooting through trash cans or bins, they are actually very selective eaters. Goats prefer to eat grass, leaves, and other vegetation and that includes ple…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Can Pigs Eat Eggs? Is It Safe?
    Pigs have a reputation for being able to eat absolutely anything, but as any owner knows by now the reality doesn’t quite live up to that. Pigs have specific nutritional requirements, and they can get sick if those requirements are not met or if th…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 3:00pm -
  • So, Can Farm Pigs Really Swim?
    Pigs have a reputation as loving mud, muck, and mire, and seem to enjoy nothing more than getting positively filthy. Though this reputation is only partially true, there is no denying that pigs seem entirely happy to wallow when it suits them. The de…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • How to Permanently Remove Grass from Your Vegetable Garden and Flower Beds
    Beautiful lawns are awesome, everybody loves lush green grass; however, in your vegetable garden or in your flower beds grass and weeds can be terrible invaders that just take over the ground choking out your plants and vegetables. We have the most h…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 3:00pm -
  • Can Pigs Eat Apples? Is It Safe?
    Among livestock, pigs are often thought to be the most intensive eaters. Big, broad appetites mean that pigs will eat just about anything in their quest for calories. Although the reality does not quite stack up to the popular conception, as every ow…
    - 4 days ago 28 Jan 23, 3:00pm -

New Life On a Homestead

  • newSo, Can Chickens Eat Parsley?
    Chickens will eat all kinds of things, including things that you and I would rather not. On the topic of herbs, parsley is most commonly used in America as a simple garnish. This is a shame because parsley is actually a nutritional rockstar, absolute…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 10:00pm -
  • newBee Funeral: What Happens When the Queen Bee Dies
    No bee hive can exist for long without its queen. When a queen bee dies, the hive goes into a kind of shock. Vital direction is lost. Replacement numbers dwindle. The bees soon know that they are in trouble when their queen is gone, and they start to…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 3:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Gourds?
    Gourds are one fruit that is rarely thought of as food, at least in North America, but nonetheless is a regular sight when autumn rolls around. Though these hard-shelled plants are commonly associated with pumpkins, cucumbers, squashes, and melons, t…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Growing Milkweed – Why and How to Do It
    If you’re a homesteader, then you know the importance of growing your own food. But what about plants that can help support your local ecosystem? Milkweed is one such plant, and it’s worth growing even if you don’t have a lot of space. Here are…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 3:30pm -
  • So, Can Chickens Eat Ivy and Ivy Berries?
    Chickens are well known for eating all sorts of plant matter when they are allowed to forage. Sometimes they eat things that we would prefer them not to, and other times they eat plants that, seemingly, nothing else wants to eat. How about ivy and iv…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • Chicken Scratch: Everything You Need to Know
    Are you new to raising chickens? If so, you might be wondering what is the best way to feed them. There are a few different options, but one of the most popular is chicken scratch. But what is chicken scratch, and is it really the best option for you…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 3:30pm -
  • How to Homeschool a Child With a Reading Problem (19 Practical Tips)
    As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to help your child succeed. If your child is struggling with reading, you may be wondering if homeschooling is the right solution. You will make mistakes as a homeschooling parent, but don’t ques…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 10:00pm -
  • 45 Melt and Pour Soap Recipes to Have Fun With
    Ah, soapmaking is a hobby that can make a great side income if you do it right. With that said, definitely a process that requires the use of lye–sodium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide is a highly caustic substance that can do some serious damage to yo…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jan 23, 3:30pm -

Homestead Honey

  • 70+ Best Storage Varieties for Root Cellaring
    Root cellaring is one of my favorite methods of food preservation. Once you have a root cellar, and have learned more about ideal conditions for root cellaring, the next step is to grow or source fruits and vegetables that will store well in a root c…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jan 23, 10:44pm -
  • How to Store Vegetables without a Root Cellar 
    Root cellaring is one of my favorite methods of food storage, so much so that we built a homestead root cellar on our Missouri homestead (and even wrote this eBook with instructions to teach you how to build one!). When we moved to Vermont and starte…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jan 23, 8:14pm -
  • 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 -

Nifty Homestead

Tenth Acre Farm

  • Get Them What They’ll Love: 2022 Gift Guide for Permaculture Gardeners
    Whether they’re into vegetable gardens, fruit trees, food forests, or a little bit of everything, these thoughtful permaculture gardener gift collections are sure to make your favorite gardener–or yourself–happy!The post Get Them What They’l…
    - 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

  • new6 Reasons to Grow Marshmallow In Your Yard
    Let’s get your burning question out of the way. No, I’m sorry, but marshmallow plants do not grow marshmallows. However, should you plant marshmallow in your yard, you can harvest …The post 6 Reasons to Grow Marshmallow In Your Yard appeared f…
    - 11 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 1:35pm -
  • 20 Depression-Era Skills That Are Still Useful Today
    The period between 1929 and 1939 was one of widespread human suffering. At no other time in modern history had there been such a drastic drop in standards of living …The post 20 Depression-Era Skills That Are Still Useful Today appeared first on R…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jan 23, 2:25pm -
  • 7 Tricks To Keep Squirrels Out of Bird Feeders + Best Squirrel-Proof Feeders
    There’s nothing worse than putting out a fresh feeder full of birdseed and, moments later, looking up to see this guy staring back at you. What was supposed to be …The post 7 Tricks To Keep Squirrels Out of Bird Feeders + Best Squirrel-Proof Fee…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 3:29pm -
  • How To Quickly Test Garden Seeds For Viability (+ How Long Do Seeds Last?)
    When the end of winter is in sight, it’s time to bring out your multi-year collection of garden seeds and start planning for an abundant new season. But are those …The post How To Quickly Test Garden Seeds For Viability (+ How Long Do Seeds Last…
    - 2 days ago 30 Jan 23, 1:30pm -
  • 20 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze
    I am incredibly selective about kitchen appliances and doodads. If it’s going to take up space in my kitchen, it better work hard. And there’s one appliance that outworks all …The post 20 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze appeared first…
    - 7 days ago 26 Jan 23, 11:00am -
  • 10 Common Plants That Need Winter Pruning
    I’ve come to realize that January feels to me, as a gardener, very much like that week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The first part of the celebration is …The post 10 Common Plants That Need Winter Pruning appeared first on Rural Sprou…
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  • How To Care For ‘Crispy Wave’ Fern – The New Fern Making Waves
    Ask any self-respecting houseplant aficionado if they have a kill list, and they’ll likely admit to having put a few leafy friends to rest. It happens; you learn; you move …The post How To Care For ‘Crispy Wave’ Fern – The New Fern Making…
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  • Espalier Tomatoes – The Only Way I’ll Ever Grow Tomatoes Again
    It appears we can thank the French for taking the headache out of growing indeterminate tomatoes. I’ve expressed my annoyance with their annual habit of taking over the garden at …The post Espalier Tomatoes – The Only Way I’ll Ever Grow Toma…
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  • No, Houseplants Don’t Purify The Air In Your Home – It’s Bunk
    If you’re one of the millions of plant parents driving the current houseplant trend, you’ve probably read your fair share of articles pushing the benefits of owning them. (Pfft, as …The post No, Houseplants Don’t Purify The Air In Your Home…
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  • How to Go No-Dig In Raised Beds & Improve Your Soil
    If you’ve read any of Cheryl’s great articles about no-dig gardening, you’ve probably wondered if this way of gardening would work with your existing raised beds. And the answer is …The post How to Go No-Dig In Raised Beds & Improve Your Soi…
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Little House on the Prairie Living

  • new3 Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe – Frugal Pizza for the Family
    Looking for an incredibly simple and frugal recipe to make some homemade pizza? This 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough will get the job done quickly and efficiently! 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough It’s game time for Sunday night football; everyone is hungry… an…
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  • newHomemade Mayonnaise Recipe – How to Make Your Own Fresh Mayo
    Want to begin making your own homemade Mayonnaise recipe? It might just be easier to do than you think! Follow this simple, step by step tutorial to discover how wonderful fresh homemade mayo can be! Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe This Homemade Mayo reci…
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  • Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
    Want to make something new for lunch with your family? This Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich is different and so tasty. If you have those in your family that love the mild bite of Jalapeno Poppers, they will love this meal! Jalapeno Popper Gri…
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  • 25 Easy Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes
    Looking for some delicious and healthy vegetable side dishes to spruce up your next meal? Look no further! We’ve got a variety of easy and healthy vegetable side dishes that are sure to please everyone in the family. 25 Easy Healthy Vegetable Side…
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  • The Berkey: Our Must Have Water Filter
    Have you been considering purchasing a Berkey Water Filtration System and you are looking for an honest review from someone that has used one for a while? I hope that this article will aid you in your decision-making process! The Berkey Water Filtrat…
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  • 50+ Homesteading Books (Fiction and Non-Fiction Suggestions)
    Looking for some great winter reading? Here is a big list of books written through the eyes of homesteaders. Check these out for encouragement and ideas on your own journey!The post 50+ Homesteading Books (Fiction and Non-Fiction Suggestions) appear…
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  • The Easiest Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe
    Want to have an easy-to-make muffin mix that you can store in your pantry and pull out whenever you need it? This Gluten Free Muffin Mix recipe is incredibly easy to make and customize! Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe Muffins are a staple breakfast aro…
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  • Amish Honey Puffed Corn Recipe
    Looking for a simple sweet treat to make for an afternoon snack? This Honey Puffed Corn Recipe only needs 3 ingredients and a little time! Amish Honey Puffed Corn Recipe So full confession, I’m not sure if this is an actual Amish recipe or not, BUT…
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  • Old Fashioned Caramel Icing Recipe
    This Old Fashioned Caramel Icing recipe is simple but delicious! Perfect for a special cake or a delicious pan of Zucchini Brownies.The post Old Fashioned Caramel Icing Recipe appeared first on Little House Living.
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  • Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix Recipe
    Needing to add a packet of onion soup mix to your recipe but don’t have any? This very simple gluten free Onion Soup Mix recipe is a great one to mix up and store in your pantry! Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix Recipe I love to make homemade spice blend…
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