Here is an in-depth article on how to, where to, best time to and why you’d want to plant a fruit tree. This also includes information on companion plants for fruit trees, beneficial insect and animal habitats and what a permaculture orchard looks like. If you need to know how to REALLY plant a fruit tree and why the ones you’ve planted in the past haven’t thrived, this is the article for you!
If you’re planting backyard fruit trees or small orchard, you may have heard that mason bees can help with pollination. Here are 4 simple steps that can help you attract mason bees to your fruit trees. Step 4 includes directions for making your own mason bee house.
Here’s an easy, DIY, no sew fabric scrap craft that’s great for kids and grown-ups. Use up some of your fabric stash to make these wreaths that work as a garland, napkin holders or ornaments for any holiday. Bonus, they make great handmade gifts for any occasion!
Are you out of flour? Yeast? Only have wheat kernels but no grinder? Here are three easy bread recipes for beginners and seasoned bread bakers alike. Each recipe allows for a key missing ingredient from classic bread recipes. If you can’t get to the store before you need to make bread, don’t worry! You can make easy bread recipes with these tutorials!
Learn how to make your own blown eggs for Easter so you can use them all season for decorating and crafting. This DIY tutorial takes you from egg to ornament with suggestions for decorating and making ornaments. This is an Easter and spring craft for kids and adults alike!
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If you’re wondering how to make natural dyes for Easter eggs, I suggest you begin by reading this article. After you’ve tried it once or twice, making your own natural dyes each holiday will be easy for you and you can start experimenting with new materials. Just for the sake of science, we’ve included a comparison we did of homemade natural dyes and purchased natural dyes. We’ve also included tips and troubleshooting! Continue reading “Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial”
Sometimes you just don’t have time to wait for spring, or you’ve waited too long to get the spring garden started. Other times, you’re stuck at home with illness or pregnancy but still need to feed your family. Ah, quarantines! Here are six ideas for foods you can quickly produce – grow food fast on your counter and in the garden (including pots)!
Have you heard of milk kefir? Maybe all you know is that is has some connection to probiotics and everyone seems to pronounce it differently. Well, here are the basics on how to make milk kefir, along with the benefits and ways to use it.
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Are you wondering if you need a livestock guard dog on your property? If you need homestead dogs, what are the best breeds for you to consider? Do you know what you need a dog to do on your homestead? Before you purchase a homestead dog, we invite you to consider the following points.
Here’s an old fashioned sweet pickles recipe from my family’s kitchen but with a savory twist! This curry sweet pickles recipe is an easy recipe for beginner canners!