grow apple trees

If you’re mulling over planting fruit trees on your homestead, you may want to grow apple trees. Apples are a valuable fruit crop produced in 32 USA states, according to the U.S. Apple Association. Fragrant and nutritious apples are a feast for the senses, so let’s talk about how toContinue Reading

garden interest

Do you want to have a more luxurious looking garden? Not only is a garden like this great to look at, it can also add money on to the value of your home, as well as give you somewhere amazing to entertain friends. The tricks in this post will helpContinue Reading


There’s no secret about the fact that a gorgeous garden can take your enjoyment of the home to the next level. However, finding the formula to get the most out of your backyard doesn’t always seem too easy. But it can be.   Follow these five simple tricks, and yourContinue Reading

Self-Reliance Challenge: Garden Achievements

Week one of the Self-Reliance Challenge is over. I am so pleased to have met the gardening goals that we set for the first week of the challenge. We planned a whole week of extending the vegetable gardens, adding new herbs, adding and maintaining the compost bins, planting millet andContinue Reading

harvest season

Whether you have plenty of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, or fruit trees on your farm, you don’t want to just waste all that fruit during the harvest season. There is only so much apple pie your family members and neighbors can eat, so preserving fruit, vegetables, and making a delicious compote,Continue Reading