5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

Homesteading

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

While it’s easy enough to enjoy the thought of one day running your own homestead, pining for that life of self-sufficiency, the truth of the matter is that kind of life can be taxing, and that’s putting it lightly. Things don’t always go the way we planned, and we’re left scratching our heads...
Mike Fitzgerald Sep 29, 2022
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3 Steps to Winterize Your Garden

Gardening

3 Steps to Winterize Your Garden

As the temperatures cool and the sun begins to dip lower in the sky, your vegetable garden may start to look a bit bedraggled. This is a completely normal part of the cycle of an annual vegetable garden, but it doesn’t mean your work is done for the year. Preparing your vegetable garden for winter...
Jordan Tony Sep 28, 2022
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Video: How to Grow Garlic

Gardening

Video: How to Grow Garlic

The falling temperatures and falling leaves are signaling that soon the green in our gardens will turn brown as life moves into its annual winter dormancy. There’s a handful of plants that can survive—and even thrive—in the harshness of winter. One of those plants is garlic. Typically planted in the...
Misty Newcomb Sep 22, 2022
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How to Grow Beets

Gardening

How to Grow Beets

Beets were most likely first cultivated thousands of years ago by the Greeks and Romans. Early beets were primarily grown for their fleshy leaves which were similar to what we now call “Swiss Chard.” The first recorded evidence of beets being grown for their bulbous roots was in the 1500s in Germany...
Jordan Tony Sep 19, 2022
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Video: How to Save Seeds from Your Garden

Gardening

Video: How to Save Seeds from Your Garden

Saving your own seeds from your garden is a rewarding practice and over time it will adapt your veggies to your garden’s specific microclimate. Here are a few tips for new seed savers and some veggies to get started with. For a more detailed description on how to save seeds, check out this article...
Jordan Tony Sep 16, 2022
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How to Forage for Autumn Olive

Foraging

How to Forage for Autumn Olive

If you search for “autumn olive” on the internet, you get articles from all manner of agricultural, forestry, and conservation services telling you how to eradicate it from the landscape, profiling it as an aggressive invasive exotic. It’s interesting that while there’s so much information on...
Jenna Rozelle Sep 12, 2022
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10 Must-Have Items for Homesteaders

Homesteading

10 Must-Have Items for Homesteaders

There’s a sincere beauty in the variability of every individual homestead. Each one is located in a unique area, and that comes with its own environmental elements and challenges as well. While I don’t have to worry about the threat of a black bear ripping down fences, or a crippling October...
Mike Fitzgerald Sep 9, 2022
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How to Grow Okra

Gardening

How to Grow Okra

Okra was first cultivated thousands of years ago by farmers in current-day Ethiopia. From there it traveled North making its way across the fertile crescent where it became common fare in the Arab world and eventually in India. Okra was most likely brought to the Americas by enslaved Africans...
Jordan Tony Sep 2, 2022
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How to Grow Carrots

Gardening

How to Grow Carrots

The first carrots were likely domesticated from a thin white root in modern-day Afghanistan just over 1,000 years ago. As domesticated vegetables go, carrots are relatively new to the scene. Early domesticated carrots were purple and yellow according to historical records. Over time orange carrots...
Jordan Tony Aug 25, 2022
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How to Forage Hazelnuts

Foraging

How to Forage Hazelnuts

The closest I come to playing sports is foraging for hazelnuts. I tend to go belly-up at the whiff of competition, but everything in my DNA wants hazelnuts and wants them badly enough to stand my ground in the thicket even though every other animal there wants them, too. Squirrels, chipmunks, deer...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 23, 2022
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How to Grow Watermelon

Gardening

How to Grow Watermelon

Watermelon was likely first cultivated around 5,000 years ago by farmers in current-day Botswana. It is believed that its wild ancestor is a bitter melon known as “kengwe.” Originally the melon was used primarily as a source of water and the seeds were roasted and eaten for protein. Over time the...
Jordan Tony Aug 11, 2022
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