I’m like you – I love growing my own food, but I’m always pressed for time. I also love natural systems and rich soil, and no-till gardening creates both. So, how do we combine our love of home-grown foods with our commitment to no-till gardening, while honoring our real-life time constraints? We garden smarter, that’s how.
If you want to grow your own sunflower seeds, or if you just enjoy a showpiece in the garden, give Russian Mammoth sunflower seeds a try this year. We’ve had complete strangers stop their cars in the road to stare at our Russian Mammoth sunflowers! And with so many seeds per head they’re worth the effort to grow.
You can enjoy home-canned meats any time of year by learning how to preserve them properly. Canning meat is a great way to make use of special coupons and deals, as well as to save space in your freezer. Canning your own chicken is also healthier, especially if you raise your own broiler chickens on the homestead. Join us as we go through the steps of canning fresh chicken. Plus, for you chicken lovers, a review of The Frugal Chicken’s Feeding Your Hens Right e-course. Continue reading “Canned Meat: Homestead Chicken”
Are you ready for backyard farming? Here’s a great resource for that! Continue reading “Are You Ready for Backyard Farming?”
Want a healthier snack? If you’ve got organic grapes, learn how easy it is to make your own organic raisins. Continue reading “Make Your Own Organic Raisins”
The Do It Yourself Homestead is your homesteading manual. 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.
Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here!
Foraged foods, or those wildcrafted and harvested from nature have become very popular. Learning to harvest these free food and medicinal plants is a smart thing to do. For me, the beauty of edible flowers, wild herbs and nourishing plants was taught to me by my grandmothers. Join me for a collection of resources on foraged foods, including edible flowers! Continue reading “Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me”
Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY. This is also a fun family or school project. The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”
Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin? Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch? I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency. Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors. Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”
Have you been thinking of getting goats because you want fresh, clean milk? Concerned about all the commercial products and conventional handling practices many goat resources recommend? Never fear! There’s a way to get natural goat milk and more. From manure to meat, there are some wonderful publications that can teach you to care for your herd in healthy ways; including Deborah Niemann’s Raising Goats Naturally (reviewed here for your reading pleasure). Continue reading “Natural Goat Milk and More!”