DIY Rain Collection Barrels for Your Homesteading Needs

DIY Rain Collection Barrels for Your Homesteading Needs

Gardening, Homesteading
Water is an absolute need in life and in homesteading, whether you pay for your water or have a well you need it somehow. For more of an off-the-grid or free idea for use of water other than inside your house have you considered rain water? Especially if you are a person that has to pay for their water usage this may be a great idea if your area allows it. When it comes to watering your crops or animals the water usage can get expensive. Building a rain collection barrel can save you tons of money every year. There are different ways to go about it. For instance, there is a natural spring/creek that runs through my property. It continues down into my neighbors property as well.. He has…
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The Top Fall Gardening Ideas To Make Your Garden Great

The Top Fall Gardening Ideas To Make Your Garden Great

Gardening, Outdoors
Fall Is Almost Here! Fall is literally right around the corner! Are you looking to do Fall gardening this year? The season change of course is set for next month but there are already signs that it is on its way. In my area and even my grandparents up north, some of our trees are already beginning to want to change colors. This is incredibly exciting to me since it is my favorite time of year. Temperatures are cooler, the leaves are gorgeous, and Halloween is my favorite. Did you know that you can still enjoy gardening in the Fall? Whether it's prepping for next years garden or spicing up your garden for fall. You can do it now. What Gardening Can Be Done? Of course you are thinking what…
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The Best Fall Gardening Tips You Need To Know

The Best Fall Gardening Tips You Need To Know

Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Fall is approaching fast! We here have been able to notice just on the fact that our rabbit is already starting to shed his coat, which he only does before and after Winter/Fall. To us that is a trigger that Fall is going to hit a lot sooner than it did last year, and possibly have a long winter in store for us. For most people the majority of your Spring/Summer garden is starting to ripen and you are picking all of the fruits and vegetables you grew. There are things that should be done to your garden once your harvesting is done. In doing these things you can start your Spring gardening off right! The question is what should you be doing in the Fall to prep your garden…
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How and Why to Grow Your Own Tea Garden Right Now

How and Why to Grow Your Own Tea Garden Right Now

Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
So many people love tea, but did you know you can grow your own tea? Just like many other plants tea is very easy to grow and you can grow a tea garden to satisfy your cravings. There are many different types of tea, and you can make different blends as well! Why should you grow your own tea garden? Let's talk about exactly why you should! Health Benefits of Tea Tea is naturally very healthy for you. Hot or cold it is still good. Not only is it healthy in general, it can also improve your health! Yes I said improve! There are different types of tea leaves out there, and different types can do different things. Some of the benefits of tea are: 1. There is less caffeine…
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The Simple Guide to Plants You Should Never Plant Together

The Simple Guide to Plants You Should Never Plant Together

Gardening, Homesteading
We all want a successful gardening season, especially when it comes to our vegetable plants. It is our food source not just pretty flowers to look at. While watering and fertilizing are important parts of the gardening process, there are other factors to consider. One of the biggest ones, is what you shouldn't plant next to each other. There are different rules to this and different reasons why certain plants should not be next to each other. Be Careful With Garden Planning When looking at how you are going to plant your garden, besides looking at your space and how much sun you get, there's more to consider. Height is an important factor when garden planning. Different plants grow to different heights. Tall plants like tomatoes should not be planted…
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Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
If you plan to strictly grow all of your own vegetables for your family to eat throughout the season, or to also save for winter you probably wonder how much you need to grow? Maybe your family eats a lot of vegetables, or you don't. Every family is different. Homesteaders or off the grid livers need to be able to grow enough for their whole family for the season and beyond. Having this guide can be very helpful for those situations, especially if you are new to the homesteading or off the grid living way of life and want to learn it all. Stores may not always be close when you are trying to live farther away from society. Especially if you live way up north, a snow storm would…
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The Top Guide for Gardening With Kids-How to Teach Them

The Top Guide for Gardening With Kids-How to Teach Them

Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Where do kids learn stuff that is important in life? From us of course! We are their go to source on anything they need to know and the answerer of their questions. Also, they are the ones that will carry on traditions and also carry on simple tasks that many should do. Gardening is very important especially for the fact that it is how food is grown. The best part of it all is that they can have fun doing it! My kids love to help me in the garden whether it's my flower beds or my large vegetable garden. Our son gets extremely excited when food is ready to pick. But where do you start? Teach Kids WHY Gardening is Important Personally, either before beginning or while gardening I…
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An EASY Guide to Gardening for Beginners: How to Get Started Now

An EASY Guide to Gardening for Beginners: How to Get Started Now

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
Want to know how to grow a fantastic garden? Beginners can do it too! Gardening is for everyone. You do not have to be an expert to have a great growing garden. All you need to learn is what you need to do to be successful. Beginners as the term itself is not a bad thing. Everyone can ALWAYS learn something new at any age. Never stop learning about things you want to know. Vegetables you grew yourself tend to taste so much better since YOU KNOW who grew them.....YOU! It's all of your hard work sitting on your plate! Some of the things we will cover that you should know is: Garden PlanningKnowing your ZoneSoil Know HowWeedingFertilizingHarvest These are all important factors when it comes to gardening at any…
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All About Canning: Why you should can, what to can, and how to do it!

All About Canning: Why you should can, what to can, and how to do it!

Food, Gardening, Homesteading
So you're interested in learning about canning, or you know about canning but just want to learn more about it..... Then we have some great information for you! It doesn't matter whether you're a: FarmerHomesteaderLiving Off the Grid TypeEveryday Gardener Canning can be a fantastic tool for you to save your harvest. Now if you're a homesteader or especially someone living off the grid, canning is a MUST. You will rely on your canned goods in the winter time, unless say you have a nice greenhouse to be able to grow vegetables all year round. Importantly, no matter what way it goes you want to save all of those excess vegetables and fruits you got from harvest time so they're not wasted. But What is Canning? Canning is the act…
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Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
Alright so it's now in the middle of June, and July is just around the corner. You're looking at fresh vegetables growing EVERYWHERE! It's VERY exciting and beautiful isn't it? Depending how early you were able to start you garden would depend on what all you've been able to grow and harvest by now. If you are already able to harvest a TON of different Summer vegetables you may be already thinking about what you can get planted mid Summer for the Fall harvest. Thinking ahead is a very helpful thing especially when you are running a business-farming is a business at it's core. Of course, we all know that different seasons can call for different types of vegetables. Things like pumpkins, because of the very long germination time are…
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