Tree Stand Safety Awareness- How to Be Safe This Hunting Season

Tree Stand Safety Awareness- How to Be Safe This Hunting Season

Outdoors
Stand alone hunting stand September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month. Tree stand safety is one of the most important aspects of hunting. Of course, we all know the actual hunting and getting your deer, turkey, bear, etc. is absolutely important, but your safety is very important too. Especially for those that need this meat for their family to survive off of in the winter time. Meat cannot be brought back to your family, if you do not make it home alive. Let's look at the hunting statistics.... There are Hunting Related Deaths Every Year ThoughtCo states: "Particularly dangerous are fall from tree stands. Recent estimates say that there are almost 6,000 hunting accidents to hunters each year involving falls from tree stands—six times as many as are wounded by firearms."Lin,…
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How To Get Ready For Deer Season: Beginners Edition

How To Get Ready For Deer Season: Beginners Edition

Homesteading, Outdoors
White Tail Buck If you are like our family, you are excited and looking forward to deer season. Fall is about to hit and most states begin deer season in late September or in early October. A big portion of our family's diet is deer and fish. Of course we love chicken as well. Personally I mainly enjoy deer steaks or chili, but my husband and the kids also love the jerky and salami that we make. Depending on your situation will depend on whether you are hunting state land, leased land, or your own property. For those that own their own property, it can be helpful since you can create food plots prior to the season. Every state and sometimes even the county will have different laws. Check yearly…
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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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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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11 Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Chickens

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Chickens

Animals, Homesteading, Outdoors
There can be some HUGE mistakes while raising chickens. These mistakes can be deadly to your chickens. Making small mistakes is one thing in itself, as in running out of feed and having to make or get more, but mistakes that can risk the lives of your chickens must me avoided. Whether your chickens are being raised for profit, for your own family either just for eggs or meats, you want to keep them alive and well. Especially for those homesteaders or off the grid living folks, you can't have anything happening to your chickens since that is literally a food source of yours. Would you want to have a devastating drop in your food source living off of the grid by making necessarily simple but detrimental mistakes? Most likely…
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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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Top 4 Best Egg Laying Breeds

Top 4 Best Egg Laying Breeds

Animals, Homesteading, Outdoors
Owning and raising chickens is a fun, enriching, and beneficial thing to do. They can be very loving and provide you with an egg a day! There are so many reasons to own them and you can read about that here. One thing many don't realize though is that different types of chickens having different laying capabilities. Such as some chickens do not lay in the winter months. What? Yes, some chickens will stop producing eggs in the winter time. If you depend on eggs all year you will NEED a top egg layer for your flock. Whether you're a beginner or a season chicken raiser this guide is a great read! If you are new to raising chickens I tend to write a lot of articles about them, but…
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Growing Butterfly & Bee Gardens

Growing Butterfly & Bee Gardens

Animals, Gardening, Outdoors, Plants
Having butterflies in your garden is a beautiful sight. Did you know there are certain flowers that butterflies prefer? This year I've planted tons of butterfly friendly flowers and let me tell you, I've had so many butterflies in my garden lately and I love it! Our local hummingbird is loving it too. As a birthday present my husband even went and bought me a bunch of bulbs to plant for Perennial flowers that are strictly to attract butterflies or hummingbirds. Just imagine sitting on your deck and watching tons of butterflies hanging out in your garden. Sounds amazing right? What Flowers Do Butterflies & Bees Love? There are quite a few different flowers that tend to attract butterflies and bees and are super pretty! Personally I have a lot…
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Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
So you're wanting to start your garden, but where to start? Well, you'll want to think about the size of the garden you want or especially how much room you have for a garden. These are the first important questions you need to ask yourself and asses your property to figure out. If you have a very large area and need to grow fields of corn, a traditional garden is most likely right for you. Smaller spaces may lean more towards raised beds, or even if you just don't have the tools to put in a garden in the ground like a tiller. This year my garden ended up much much bigger than I intended. With that it made it to where it is a lot harder to keep up…
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