Homesteading Tips

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why […]

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Successful Urban Homesteading

5 Tips to Successful Urban Homesteading

Do you want to be a homesteader? Do you dream of taking care of the livestock and tending the garden?  Yep, you might be a homesteader!  That could be a line of jokes. If this is you and you live in the city, then urban […]

How to get started Homesteading today

How to get started Homesteading today

So you’ve chosen that homesteading sounds good to you, now what? How would can you decrease your reliance on the emotionally supportive networks of modern society? Start homesteading today! The principal question to ask yourself is why do I want to homestead? Know your inspiration. […]