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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!
Have you been thinking about using neem oil on your tomato plants? Neem oil is a versatile, natural product that all organic gardeners should have on hand, especially when growing tomatoes! Not only does neem oil help repel common tomato pests, but it controls fungal and bacterial diseases as well. However, not all neem oil
If you have chickens, then the chances are good that you’ll have to deal with bumblefoot at some point. Bumblefoot is a common staph infection that can develop after a simple cut to their foot pad. If left untreated, this can become an abscess that requires surgery, so early intervention is essential. We’ve successfully treated
Fermented turnips (sauerruben) are super easy to make and have many health benefits! They are teaming with gut-loving probiotics, plus turnips are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and have powerful detoxification and cancer-fighting properties. Unfortunately, turnips are often forgotten about and overshadowed by the popular fermented cabbage (sauerkraut). However, turnips are easier to grow than
Providing a predator proof chicken tractor is essential when raising pasture-raised broilers. They are slow, not very smart and a tasty treat to just about any predator out there. The challenge with pastured poultry operations is that the typical chicken tractor designs tend to be weak and lightweight because they need to move to fresh
Providing high-quality, nutrient-dense compost is essential for maintaining a healthy and high-producing vegetable garden. There are a lot of different methods and ideas around what is the very best compost for the vegetable garden. How do you know what’s best? In this article, we’ll cover what components make the best compost, the 4 best bagged
Have you found a miniature egg in your hens’ laying box? Don’t panic! These are called fairy eggs and can happen for many different reasons. Most of the time, they are nothing to worry about and are just a fun surprise from time-to-time. In this article we’ll discuss what fairy eggs are exactly, how they