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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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An Easy Guide to Homesteading for Beginners: Skills to Learn

An Easy Guide to Homesteading for Beginners: Skills to Learn

Homesteading
So you've decided you want to live a life of homesteading. Or is it that it's always been your dream to be a homesteader. You bought some land or you are in the middle of buying it, whether it be just 6 acres or even more. Now you think, what kind of skills should I learn, or be learning to be successful at homesteading? That is a VERY important question to be asking yourself. The good news is we've got you covered with the answer to that question. Homesteading does require certain skills, but the good news is you don't have to know them BEFORE you begin. You can learn these skills as you go along, so no need to have to rush things. One thing we've covered in a…
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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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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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3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

Food, Homesteading, Plants
Growing basil is great! The plant smells so good, it's very pretty, and of course prevents you from spending tons of money on fresh basil in the store. I love watching my basil plants thrive. Of course there are so many cute ways to grow basil plants! As the plant grows it does need to be pruned. This allows your plant to keep growing healthy and producing more leaves. Basil plants can get over crowded while growing. Earlier this week I pruned mine since they were over growing and I ended up with a lot of basil leaves just from the prune. But how do you go about pruning a basil plant? How to Prune Your Basil Plants So you're looking at your basil plants and they seem to be…
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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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