Essential Oils - What are essential oils and why to use them, Essential oils, Backyard Eden,,

Essential Oils – What are Essential Oils and why to use them

What are Essential Oils Essential oils are plant extracts that are aromatic. These oils help the plant regulate growth and metabolism, builds the plant’s immune system and wards off viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and inserts.  Like plants, these essential oils can help our body function better. How are Essential Oils

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The best animals for your homestead, Homestead, Homestead Animals, Backyard Eden,,

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 with natural fiber or wool

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How to plant an apple tree in your garden, apple tree, fruit trees, garden, Backyard Eden,,

How to plant an apple tree

How to plant an apple tree Apple trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. Like most fruit trees, growing apple trees successfully requires a commitment to regular care and maintenance. But once apple trees are established in the home garden you can be rewarded

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Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe, caramel apple, salted caramel, Recipes, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden,

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe

  Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe Everybody loves caramel, right?  I mean, who wouldn’t?  I absolutely love caramel! Caramel everything.  It can’t get any better – or can it?  If you haven’t had a dessert with salted caramel, then you are missing out.  The salted caramel makes this Salted

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How to pick the best apple at the market, best apple, Backyard Eden,,

How to pick the best apple at the market

How to pick the best apple at the market Grocery shopping wasn’t always something that I liked.  Grocery runs weren’t a regular occurrence for me until I grew up and got married. I got a job at a restaurant and my love for food was blossomed.  I started going to

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How to mulch around fruit trees, mulching, fruit trees, Backyard Eden,,

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 retention ability, and nutrient levels—all

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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Recipe, Backyard Eden,,

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Recipe What makes every cold night with family better?  A glass of warm apple cider.  We love to enjoy this slow cooker apple cider when we need a fresh and tasty pick-me-up on those chilly nights. Why buy apple cider at the store when you can

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe, Cheesecake Bars, Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Backyard Eden,,

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe For me, fall is all about harvest time.  Harvesting fresh apples and pears by the bushel! The warm smell of apple pie or pear tarts fill our house as Thanksgiving approaches. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe will not disappoint! What’s better than caramel apples

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Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe. Recipes, Chimichurri,, Backyard Eden,,

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce Recipe This traditional chimichurri sauce recipe includes parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, red pepper, vinegar and oil. A great chimichurri sauce is packed with herbs, garlic and just the right amount of acid.  It is amazing on steak!  It will change your life.  This recipe is sure to

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Kale Pesto with toasted walnuts recipe, pesto recipe, kale pesto, Backyard Eden,,

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts Recipe

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts Recipe Who doesn’t love pasta?  I mean pasta is one of the best comfort foods out there.  Pasta is a blank canvas waiting for you to “sauce” it up!  One of the best sauces that you can use is – fresh made pesto!  There is

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5 Tips for choosing a diy hydroponics project, DIY hydroponics, Backyard Eden,,

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project So, you have chosen to dive into the world of hydroponic gardening.  Awesome! I am sure there are tons of questions racing through your mind.  What to grow? Where to put the setup? Or my personal favorite, where do I start? Choosing

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Amish White Bread Recipe, Bread Recipe, Homemade Bread Recipe, Backyard Eden,,

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 homesteads.  They make some of

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Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe, Roasted Carrots, Recipe, Backyard Eden,,

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe One of our family’s favorite things to grow on our farm is carrots.  Carrots that you pick from your garden are always sweeter! We love them roasted! This turmeric roasted carrots recipe is a simple side dish that wins every time! A recipe for everyone Whole

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Caramelized Onion & Chard Pizza Recipe, pizza recipe, vegetarian pizza recipe, Backyard Eden,,

Caramelized Onion & Chard Pizza Recipe

We absolutely love pizza in our house. As a matter of fact, there is no other take out food that we order more than pizza.  We have 5 kiddos that love it.  This caramelized onion & chard pizza recipe is the best of both worlds.  Comfort food What is better

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What is Aquaponic Gardening, Aquaponics, Backyard Eden,,

What is Aquaponic Gardening

There are many different methods of gardening.  You can grow in the ground, in containers, in gutter systems and using hydroponics.  There is another method of growing food that has gained some momentum in recent years, Aquaponics. If you’re wondering what is Aquaponic gardening and how does it work for

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How to prepare your herb bed for winter, herbs, winterizing, Backyard Eden,,

How to prepare your herb bed for winter

October is here! The evenings are starting to cool. That is a clear indication of fall finally being here in our Texas garden. Each morning is a little more brisk than the last and there is dew on the ground.  The pumpkin spice latte craze is all around us. At

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How to use row covers to extend your season, season extension, Backyard Eden,,

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

Summer gardens are one of the most stunning sights to see.  They can be filled with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and peppers, sweet watermelons and as many cucumbers as you can eat.  We get to enjoy that plentiful harvest all summer long, but what happens when summer comes to an end?

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Hydroponics vs soil, Hydroponics, Backyard Eden,,

Hydroponics vs Soil

The surge of organic gardening has boomed lately and people are looking for ways to grow their own food at home. There is no shortage of methods to grow a garden.   The days of making rows are almost forgotten.  Among these new gardening trends, there is a method with

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