Three Options for When You Can’t Have Chickens on the Homestead

You’ve made the decision. You’ve caught the self-reliance bug, and you want to have your own homestead. But, your HOA won’t allow chickens. What can you do? Here are three things you CAN do while homesteading without chickens. Homesteading Without Chickens – It’s Possible! Nothing screams homesteading like farm fresh eggs right out your back […]

2022 Garden Recap: The Best and Worst Things About Woodchips!

Today’s post is as much for me as it is for you. This is a garden recap: a record of all the successes, failures, and in-betweens of the 2022 garden season. The biggest change we made was starting a Back to Eden style area around our raised beds. Growing with woodchips has some huge pros, […]

Our Top Reasons for Starting to Raise Meat Rabbits

We’re raising meat rabbits! Here’s why. When you’re living on a quarter of an acre in an HOA, it might seem like you’re stuck. Like there’s nothing you can do but wait until the time is right to get your own piece of land. But that’s just not true! Meat rabbits are just one of […]

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I Learned How to “Braid” Hardneck Garlic

A few weeks ago I shared with you how to cure your own garlic. It’s really quite easy! All it takes is a little patience ๐Ÿ™‚ Well… I’ve been patient and my garlic was finally cured and ready to store just a few days ago! I was so excited! You’ve probably seen pretty Pinterest pictures […]

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How to Cure and Store Homegrown Garlic

So you just pulled your first bulbs of garlic out of the ground. You can’t believe it worked. You did it! You grew garlic! But now what? You can use the garlic you grew right away. So if you need it for dinner tonight, go for it! But if you want to store it a […]

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The Best Ways You Can Fertilize Your Garden

Fertilizing your garden is one of those things you might think about in a general sense, but not really know what it entails. I used to just think all fertilizer was the same and it didn’t matter which one I used. Heck, before that I thought you didn’t even need to fertilize! My plants soon […]

How Gardening Changed My Life & Made Me a Better Person

Gardening changed my life. And it can change yours too. I’m not being cheesy or overly dramatic. Growing things has truly, 100%, fundamentally changed how I live my life and the perspective I have on the world. It’s impact has been so great that I feel not only compelled, but obligated to tell you about […]

Growing Your Own Food

The perfect time to start growing your own food?

Last week, I went to the grocery store for my weekly stock up on food. But when I showed up, I was shocked… Every single shelf was barren. Picked over. No berries, no bananas, no cabbage. No bread, no eggs, and no meat. Was this is it? Had the supply chain shortages really gotten that […]