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 [...]

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 [...]

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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Shading Lettuce

I noticed that some of my plants in my dedicated lettuce bed were starting to go to seed and wanted to see if I could prevent the others from doing so and prolong my harvest. So, decided to take some window screen I got off Freecycle and turn it into a makeshift shade-cloth.  I just [...]

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 [...]

“Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” Review

“Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”

I was first introduced to “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” when I heard Jack Spirko mention it on The Survival Podcast a couple years ago.  After he mentioned it a dozen times or so, I figured maybe there really was something [...]

Homestead Photo Update

It has been a while since I did an update on things around the homestead, so I figured I would share a bunch of photos and show people what’s going on. We had a pretty mild winter here and a lot of vegetables made it through. Also, my wormbin has been doing really good. Recently, [...]

Homestead Update: Seeds Germinated!

About a week ago I made my soil cubes to start the first seeds of the season. Below you can see my “soil cube building station”. By the way, I use the Soil Cube by Clayton Jacobs and if you haven’t heard of them they are awesome! It is a little machine that uses hand [...]