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How to get started with organic gardening, step three, preparing
A vital step in cultivating a successful organic garden is preparing. Preparing to me means figuring out where the garden will go, if the soil is in good shape for veggie growing, and what you need to build the basic structure of the garden. Preparing her
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Raised Bed Garden
This spring season has been very busy with transformation in the homestead garden. We added several new beds and reconfigured the garden layout a bit. I wanted to walk you through a brief raised garden bed update. And also to share what our summer goals in the garden are now that we have most of our plants out and ready to go.
Build Your Homestead Pallet Fence for FREE.
Build Your Homestead Pallet Fence for FREE
Transform your homestead with a DIY pallet fence—at no cost! 🌿🛠️ Learn how to create a sturdy, rustic fence using free pallets. This step-by-step guide covers everything from sourcing materials to assembly tips. Perfect for adding charm and security to your property. Click through for the complete tutorial and start building your fence today! 🏡✨🔨 #DIYProjects #HomesteadLife #SustainableLiving #RusticCharm #HomeImprovement #DIYHomestead
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Why not free range chickens?
When raising chickens, you may want to free range your chickens. But often times it isn’t the safest option to keep your flock safe. There are many pros and cons to raising free ranging chickens. Today, I’m going to cover mostly the cons. We first started our homestead a few years ago, the plan was to raise free range chickens. It worked for a little while, but didn’t last long.
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Using Goats for Brush Clearing
Goats are amazing at clearing up unwanted brush and weeds. In this post you’ll learn more about the benefits of using goats for grazing and land clean up. We have been raising goats for several years now. And they have been one of the best resources on our homestead. One of the best uses has been using our goats for clearing up weeds and brush.
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Raised Bed Herb Garden
Herbs are an easy and inexpensive way to add flavor and freshness to all sorts of dishes. They’re also great accents to an attractive raised garden bed. Today I am sharing how we built a new raised bed herb garden. I hope that this post will inspire you to build your own herb garden bed. One that is full of delicious herbs for teas, fresh salads, soups, sauces, and your most favorite recipes!
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What should you plant in your garden?
What should you plant this year? The 8 questions you need to ask yourself when planning your garden. Deciding what to plant in your garden can be tricky. You want to grow the most produce possible in your garden plot, while avoiding common garden problems like overcrowding. My 8 questions will help you decide what will best grow in your garden plus tips and tricks for choosing.
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Homemade DIY Sourdough English Muffin Recipe
Make these delicious and frugal sourdough English muffins in your favorite cast iron skillet right on your stovetop!
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How to Start Micro Homesteading Right Now
Who says you need forty acres and a cow to start homesteading? Begin right now with a micro homestead. Here’s how.
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Cut Flower Garden in Raised Beds
Collecting fresh flowers for the house never gets old. I’m sharing how we built two spaces using raised beds for a cut flower garden. Want to grow your own beautiful flowers this year? We’ve put together some tips to growing a cutting garden—from start to finish and everything in between! It will tell you everything you need to know to grow a vibrant and colorful flower garden in raised garden beds.
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How To Build A Nesting Box From One Piece of Plywood
Learn how to build a nesting box for your chickens with just one piece of plywood! #homesteading #chickenkeeping #sustainableliving
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How to grow microgreens
Are you wondering if you can grow your own food without having a dedicated garden space? The good news is that you can! Learn how to grow microgreens indoors without a dedicated garden space! You can do this without much gardening experience or special equipment.
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why we don’t free range
When raising chickens, you may want to free range your chickens. But often times it isn’t the safest option to keep your flock safe. There are many pros and cons to raising free ranging chickens. Today, I’m going to cover mostly the cons. We first started our homestead a few years ago, the plan was to raise free range chickens. It worked for a little while, but didn’t last long.
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How to Plan and Build a Chicken Coop
How to design and build a chicken coop for your backyard hens
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How to raise chickens- tips for beginners
Let’s start with the basics. Why get started with chickens? Most people choose to raise chickens for their farm fresh eggs, but there are so many awesome things about chickens. Chickens make great family pets, they are great at teaching children responsibility. Our toddlers have learned how to feed and water the chickens, how to collect eggs, and my preschooler is learning how to clean the coop properly.