Homesteading

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you So, you have decided on starting a homestead?  Where to start? You have to start somewhere!  The best place to start if you do not already have land suitable for homesteading, whether you live in the city […]

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because […]

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard What is food foraging? Well, it is a simple concept really.  The idea of foraging for food has been around forever.  It is “finding and harvesting food from the wild” and for […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can […]

Best animals for your homestead

Best animals for your homestead

Best Animals for your homestead If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water […]

Espalier Fruit Trees  – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space Do you have a small yard or garden? Ever wanted to grow fruit trees but don’t have enough room?  You should give espalier trees a try! What is that? Read more about espalier fruit […]

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe The Amish people are some of the hardest working people in the country.  They know a little something about connecting with each other and their lives.  They pride themselves on making most, if not all of their own foods on their […]

How to amend clay soil

How to amend clay soil

Gardening can be difficult when your garden is mostly clay soil. Clay soil is challenging because it is dense and holds a lot of moisture. It looks like nothing would grow in it. Most people blame the builders for removing the quality soil during the […]