Gardening in Winter (Cold-Weather Growing Methods)
Do you think gardening in winter just isn’t possible in your area because it’s too cold with too much snow? Watch this video (or listen to the podcast) with Rick Stone who lives above 4,000 feet in Utah to learn how he grows and harvests fresh produce from his garden (on just a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs) all year long.
How to Test Soil pH
Use this guide to learn how to test the soil pH of your garden using a county extension office or home kit to send a sample to a lab.
Poultry Diseases Common to the Homestead
Identifying poultry diseases, the cause, symptoms, and treatment can prevent stress for you and your chickens. Read on to learn more.
Rainwater Collection on the Homestead
Installing a rainwater collection system on your roof or elsewhere on the homestead can provide many benefits. Use this guide to get started.
How to Read Seed Packets
Knowing what seeds to buy and when and how to plant them isn’t always obvious based on the seed packet or catalog. Learn how to read seed packets to maximize your garden potential this year, and to keep records for your specific growing zone.
Planning Your Garden: Planting Dates and Harvest Schedule
Today’s podcast short answers the question of when you should plant your garden. Our answer? Well, it depends!
Pantry Chat Q and A
Welcome to another episode of the Pantry Chat. This week we’re catching up on everything happening with us here on the homestead while on a holiday break and ending the year 2022. So now, in this new year, 2023, we are homestead planning.
2022 Homesteading Family’s Year In Review
It’s that time of year again when we’re sitting down and evaluating the year. What went right, what went wrong, and how are we adjusting and moving forward in 2023?
Deep Litter Method for Backyard Chickens (With or Without a Coop)
What is the deep litter method when it comes to raising backyard chickens? It’s a way to keep healthy, happy chickens in a stink-free coop (no ammonia smell) by piling up shavings into a deep bed on the floor.
What is Homesteading?
What is Homesteading? When you think of this, do you think of moving to a new state, like Alaska, buying property, and building a home on raw land? We suggest a new meaning.
Tips for Butchering Meat
Butchering meat is sometimes a tricky topic for people to swallow, especially if they’re raising their own animals. Most often because there has been an attachment formed with that animal. Let’s discuss the logistics of raising and butchering your own meat and some tips from our year’s of experience.
Winter Garden Prep for a Better Garden Next Spring
Putting your garden to bed for the winter is very valuable. It can save you time, energy, and equipment come spring. If you prepare your garden properly in the fall, you can jump right into planting season come spring.