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Category: Homesteading

What Is Permaculture and How Does It Apply To Me?

Permaculture Principles Permaculture – The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Living in harmony with the land, while it meets our human needs. In a nutshell permaculture is smart design. Life doesn’t happen in a vacuum. My life, your life, your chickens life…

To Till Or Not To Till – That Is The (Gardening) Question.

If you’ve been around gardening for very long you know one of the biggest debates in gardening is… To Till or Not To Till   This post is not to “decide” it once and for all. It’s to tell you the pro&#8217…

Top Winter Activities For Every Gardener/Homesteader

Are you looking out at a snow covered garden? At grey blustery days? Or maybe like me, your “garden winter” is in the dog days of summer when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk (literally!). Whenever your time to stay inside the climate controlled house is…

Should You Name Your Farm Animals?

To Name Or Not To Name, That Is The Question. There is a bit of a controversy out there about whether or not to name your farm animals. Personally I can’t imagine raising an animal without giving it a name. But you hear all the time, “You…