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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!
Hatching chicken eggs is such a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be stressful! There’s nothing more heartbreaking than waiting a full 21 days only to experience a failed hatch. Believe me, I’ve been there! I’ve hatched hundreds of chicks over the years and in this article, I’m going to share all of
Utilizing asparagus companion plants is an excellent way to maximize the productivity and health of your asparagus patch. Yep, plants have friends and foes, too! Certain plants can be beneficial friends for asparagus, but then others can actually cause harm and should be avoided at all costs! In this article, we’re going to tackle the
Are you wondering what should go inside a chicken coop? Or, more importantly, what shouldn’t go inside a chicken coop!? There’s a lot of bad information floating around on the internet, so it’s hard to know who to trust. I’ve been raising chickens since 2014 and LOVE digging into research, so you can trust that
So, you want to raise the best chickens for meat and eggs, but what is the right dual-purpose breed for your homestead? Not all chickens are good at both, so you need to be sure to pick the right one. Some chickens are skinny, egg-laying machines, while others are large, but poor egg layers. True
Broccoli microgreens are rapidly becoming popular because they are delicious, nutritious, and super easy to grow! These flavorful little plants can be grown for your own enjoyment, or for a lucrative side hustle. Not only are they fun to grow, but they also offer many health benefits that make them a must-try for anyone looking
Lemon balm vs mint… they look very similar, but they’re actually quite different! They each have their own distinct aromas, taste profiles, uses medicinal properties, and growing habits. You may be asking: Can they be used the same way? Do they taste similar? Which one has more medicinal value? I’m about to answer all of