Welcome to The Homesteading RD's Blog!
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!
The key to a tasty brew is getting that kombucha ratio just right! You’ll find many different kombucha ratios on the internet, but how do you know which one is best? My recipe has been perfected over many years of brewing with careful attention to all of the factors involved. Am I just lucky? Nope!
Ready to make your own DIY lip balm and toss the inflammatory store-bought stuff away? Heck yes! I’m sure you’ve noticed that the more you use store-bought lip balm, the more “addicted” to it you become. Yikes! That’s because most lip balms that you buy at the store are LOADED with inflammatory and irritating ingredients.
Cooking a rooster is pretty easy, but it can be intimidating for first-timers! It’s definitely a lost art that was daily life in our great-grandparent’s era. Let’s bring it back! You might have heard that they can be tough, lean, and not good to eat, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Roosters are
If you want to grow the best spinach ever, consider adding the best spinach companion plants nearby. Using companion plants is like throwing a party for your spinach – it keeps them happy and healthy! However, not all plants get along in the garden. Some are friends and some are foes! It’s important to know
Chicken coop winterizing is an essential step if you live in a cold climate like me. It can easily hit -35F here in Minnesota, so we’ve had to perfect our methods and I can’t wait to share my best tips (and mistakes!) with you. There’s a lot of information floating around out there and it
If you have some extra apples (or leftover cores!) lying around, you’re probably wondering “Can chickens eat apples?” You’re not alone! I get asked this question all the time. The short answer is YES, but they can be high in sugar. So, how much is too much? What about the seeds? Don’t they have cyanide