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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
Grow Your Own Food

The BEST (and worst) Vegetables to Grow in Raised Beds

Are you eager to start your raised bed garden but aren’t sure which vegetables to prioritize? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the best vegetables perfectly suited for raised beds (and which ones to avoid!). Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, discovering the ideal crops for raised beds can

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Health & Homesteading

What Is Homesteading? Here’s the Inside Scoop

So, you’re curious about homesteading, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been homesteading since 2013 and LOVE this lifestyle! At first, we felt like outcasts, but today it seems like everyone’s buzzing about homesteading, and for good reason. With all the craziness in the world—questionable “food” at the grocery store, health issues

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A flock of chickens outside foraging and a bunch of celery is held out close to the camera.
Raise Chickens

Can Chickens Eat Celery? Is Raw or Cooked Best?

If you have celery lying around that looks a little limp, you’re probably wondering “Can chickens eat celery?” You’re not alone! I get asked this question all the time. The short answer is YES, but it takes a bit of preparation unlike apples, grapes, or blackberries, which are soft enough for them to rapidly devour.

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Stalks of rhubarb laying on the grass next to a purple kohlrabi
Grow Your Own Food

Best and Worst Rhubarb Companion Plants

Are you looking for that perfect companion for your rhubarb plant? Look no further! By the end of this read, you’ll be well-informed about which plants enhance rhubarb growth and which ones to steer clear of. Rhubarb, a robust herbaceous perennial vegetable, boasts a resilient root system that persists for numerous years, while its above-ground

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A small hooped greenhouse buried in snow
Grow Your Own Food

5 Winter Tasks Every Gardener Should Do

I know, I know. I just want to hibernate by the fire, too, but these tasks are essential to creating a productive garden this spring. Yes, you can just “wing it” by just grabbing whatever baby plants are available at your local nursery this spring and plop them in the ground randomly, but you’ll likely

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Close up of rooster crowing
Raise Chickens

Are Chickens Noisy?

If you want to get chickens and have neighbors nearby, you’re likely pondering this question – “Are chickens noisy?” You probably already know that roosters are noisy, but you’d be surprised by the squabble that hens can make, too! Therefore, you’ll want to be sure that you’re prepared for the potential noise before you commit to

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