Guest Post:

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant [...]

We're Back!!!

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. I hope everyone has been busy. I know I have!

Most recently, I began my plants for this year. You can see them in the photo below, (from left to right – Georgia Green Collards, Bunching Onions, Early Dividend [...]

DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.

Cleaning:

For this [...]

Interview on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann

Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann. Scott and I have known each other for a couple years now thanks The Survival Podcast Forum. For those unfamiliar with Permaculture, I have included the Wiki definition and link below.

From Wikipedia: Permaculture is a branch of [...]

Website of the Week: Mother Earth News

The Website of the Week for this week is Mother Earth News. However, Mother Earth News is much more than just a website, they are the longest running magazine focused on sustainable living (running for over 35 years) and also over an excellent free E-Newsletter. I really can not say enough good things about Mother [...]

DIY: Curing Garlic

This is the second part in a multi-part series on Garlic. Part one was about Harvesting Garlic. This part (part 2) is all about curing garlic. The third part will cover some different ways one can store garlic. Curing Garlic is even easier than harvesting it, but it does require a little patience. The first [...]

DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. [...]

Homestead Photo Update 5-24

Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.

 

The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Review: Velcro Plant Ties

It is about that time of year again. Tomatoes, peppers and other plants are getting tall and need to be staked. The question then becomes, “how best to secure your plants to their stakes without hurting them?” Enter: Velcro Plant Ties. These are perfectly suited to the job. It comes in a 45 foot roll, [...]

Homestead Picture Update 4-12

We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some of you may remember the Square [...]