Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days? Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops? Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators. We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course! Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year. The book that’s helping us do both? The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”
Do you remember our popular, if controversial article, “Why Ducks Might Not Be Right For You”? Well, here is its sister post, “Why Ducks Might Be Right For You”! Come learn all about the useful and remarkable duck and decide if some just might be right for your homestead. Continue reading “Why Ducks Might Be Right For You”
Here’s the recipe for our garlic and turmeric hashbrowns! Continue reading “Hash Browns with Garlic and Turmeric”
Here’s the recipe for the compound herbal butter Rosemary Butter with Lemon Balm and Chives! Continue reading “Herbal Butter”
Here’s the recipe for gluten free pizza dough!
Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world? Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances? Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle? Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper? Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?
Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.
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Are you interested in producing your own dairy – cow or goat milk, yogurt, cheese and more? A dairy animal can be a great investment, but which one should you choose? Will a cow be better for volume; will a goat be better for your smaller, city lot? Join me and a few of your favorite dairy-keeping homesteaders as we chat about backyard dairy. Continue reading “Goat Milk or Cow Milk: Which Should You Produce?”
This year, both my grandmothers have passed. The one who taught me to plant, and the other who taught me not to worry too much about the weeds. They both showed me that, even in a messy garden, edible flowers abound. Because as Francis Hodgson Burnett wrote in her classic novel, The Secret Garden, “If you look at it the right way, the whole world is a garden.”
Welcome to the From the Farm Hop 3/4/16! Continue reading “From the Farm Hop 3/4/16”