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

Ultimate Guide to Growing Organic Strawberries

By Lisa Lombardo | May 12, 2019

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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Foraged dandelions can provide a great way to make a delicious candy for your homestead.

Candy from Foraged Dandelions

By Tessa Zundel | May 12, 2019

Are you enjoying watching the dandelions bloom this time of year?  No?!  Well, put them to good use in the kitchen then and whip up some candy from dandelions.  Learn to harvest these wildflowers that most people call weeds easily.  Then, use some of your foraged dandelion stash to make this candy with your own…

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Crock pot butter is easy to make

Easy to Make Crockpot Apple Butter

By Elizabeth Preble | May 12, 2019

  Easy and delicious, this homemade crock-pot apple butter will be your favorite this fall. Enjoy as an accompaniment to bread, muffins and other pastries! Apple butter has to be one of my absolute favorite fall treats. It really can be used on so many things: biscuits, toast, pancakes…by itself…Really though, I love it! I…

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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...

How to Start a Community Garden

By Lisa Lombardo | May 11, 2019

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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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.

DIY Non-Toxic Air Freshener Spray

By Lisa Lombardo | May 11, 2019

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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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.

Guide to Using Hay or Straw in Your Garden

By Lisa Lombardo | May 11, 2019

  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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Side Hustles on the Homestead

Side Hustles on the Homestead

By Tessa Zundel | May 11, 2019

Need to make a little money from the homestead? Consider these side hustles from the homestead – 3 types, over 25 detailed side hustles for any homesteader. Why Side Hustles on the Homestead? It’s no secret to anyone who’s tried it that “living the simple life” ain’t so simple. Downsizing and generally de-cluttering our lives…

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testing garden soil

How Testing Garden Soil Gives You Knowledge

By Kristina Seleshanko | May 10, 2019

Successful gardens start with testing garden soil to learn which nutrients and minerals you may be lacking in before planting In the excitement of starting a new garden, it’s easy to get caught up in seed catalogs and grand gardening dreams – but for any garden to succeed, you must first do two things: Determine…

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Growing berries can be accomplished in almost any climate even if you life in the North.

Berry Growing in a Northern Climate

By Annie Coombe | May 10, 2019

If you live in a colder climate or one where nighttime and daytime temperatures swing a lot, know that you can plant some berry bushes this year. Coastal and warm weather gardeners often ask me if berry growing is possible where we live. And the answer is yes! We sure can…and we do! We can…

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