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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!
If you want to get chickens and have neighbors nearby, you’re likely pondering this question – “Are chickens noisy?” Adding chickens to your backyard is a great step to self-sufficiency, but you’ll want to be sure that you’re prepared for the potential noise before you commit. If you already own chickens and just want to
Raised garden beds are excellent to grow vegetables in, however, finding inexpensive and toxin-free materials can be a real challenge. I’ve been experimenting with different raised bed materials for years and have finally landed on the perfect combination of durability + low cost + non-toxic materials. In this article, I’ll share with you my easy
Vertical gardening is rapidly becoming a popular way to grow food and utilizing vertical garden kits makes it easier than ever! Vertical gardening is a great solution for those living in an apartment or city lot who are short on gardening space. It’s also ideal for avid gardeners (like me!) who like to keep their
Are you starting pepper seeds indoors this year? You’ll definitely want to read this! Peppers are a classic in the garden and provide a wide range of colors and flavors. Like bold and spicy? No problem. Like mild and sweet? They can do that, too. While they seem like a simple vegetable to grow, starting
If you are raising baby chicks this year or in the near future, then you definitely need to know the ins and outs about brooding in poultry! There’s nothing more exciting than having baby chicks around in the spring. They don’t need much, but making sure that they have the proper set up and care
Have you made the dreaded “trip of shame” to the grocery store to buy eggs when your ladies have slowed down in the winter? Ugh. Me, too! That is, until I discovered water glassing eggs! Water glassing eggs is a simple, old-fashioned way to preserve eggs for long-term storage. In this article, we’ll discuss everything