Posts by Lisa Lombardo

Ultimate Guide to Growing Organic Strawberries

Growing organic strawberries helps save money and provide healthy food for your family! Tips for choosing varieties, planting, and caring for your plants.

Growing organic strawberries helps save money and provide healthy food for your family! Use these tips for choosing varieties, planting, and caring for your plants. Growing Organic Strawberries to Save Money and Stay Healthy Growing organic strawberries at home will save money and reduce toxins in your diet. Are you tired of paying a premium…

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How to Start a Community Garden

Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. Here's how to get started...

Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. The high cost of groceries or a lack of nutritious produce in your area may have you wondering how to provide healthy meals for your family. Starting a community…

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DIY Non-Toxic Air Freshener Spray

Make your own non-toxic air freshener spray with as few as 2 ingredients! Super easy to make and you can create your own custom blends.

Make your own non-toxic air freshener spray with as few as 2 ingredients! It couldn’t be any easier to make and you don’t have to worry about breathing in artificial chemicals. You can customize the scent to your own preference or mood too. If you are wondering about how the conventional air fresheners may affect…

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Guide to Using Hay or Straw in Your Garden

Using hay or straw in the garden can be a touchy subject! Some gardeners swear that using hay will ruin your garden and turn it into a bed of noxious weeds.

  Using hay or straw in the garden can be a touchy subject! Some gardeners swear that using hay will ruin your garden and turn it into a bed of noxious weeds. Other gardeners are afraid to use straw because there may be persistent herbicides sprayed on it. Who knew that using hay or straw…

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Pasture Raised Ducks for Eggs and Meat

Pasture-raised ducks are happier and healthier than ducks raised in confined conditions. Give them fresh air and grass to forage...

Why Raise Ducks on Pasture? Pasture-raised ducks are happier and healthier than ducks raised in confined conditions. Raising poultry on pasture allows them fresh air, green space to forage for food, and room to exercise and stay fit. Ducks raised on pasture may forage for up to 30% of their food, saving money and providing…

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Cottage Cheese Made from Sour Milk

Making Cottage Cheese from Sour Milk

Making Cottage Cheese from Sour Milk Making cottage cheese from sour milk is a great way to reduce waste, save money, and get some extra protein in your diet. Are you tired of dumping sour milk down the drain? Years ago I learned that there are uses for milk that’s past its prime. I’ve used…

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Your Practical Guide to Companion Planting

Your Practical Guide To Companion Planting

Companion Planting – Is It Practical Or Nonsense? Companion planting has been a topic of intrigue for centuries. Ever since Pliny the Elder opined that rue was ‘very friendly’ to figs, gardeners have searched for perfect plant pairings. There are a myriad of planting charts and articles available online but many of these are based…

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Petroleum Free Jelly Recipe and Uses

Petroleum Free Jelly Recipe and Uses

DIY Petroleum Free Jelly Petroleum free ‘jelly’ is super easy to make and only requires two ingredients. This ointment is often used to repair dry cracked skin and minor wounds, seal in moisture, and prevent or treat diaper rash. Homesteaders also use it for a wide variety of livestock applications. The regular stuff isn’t expensive…

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Plants That Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Plants that Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

  Plants that attract pollinators to your garden are a great addition to your yard or homestead. Many plants will not produce a harvest without pollination. Hummingbirds and insects visit flowers looking for nectar and pollen to consume. In the process, they pollinate countless crops. A flower ovary must receive pollen to fertilize the ovum…

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How to Safely Heat Your Chick Brooder

How to Safely Heat Your Chick Brooder

  Knowing how to safely heat your chick brooder is extremely important. Every year there is another news story about a barn or home burning down. Often it is due to a heat lamp falling or being set up improperly. It could be a life or death situation for your chicks, livestock, and even for…

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