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Storing Potatoes. Storing potatoes properly is an important part of our gardening. We grow a lot of potatoes (some years over 250 pounds) so it is important that we keep those potatoes lasting as long as possible in our winter storage.

Tips for Storing Potatoes all Winter Long

Storing potatoes properly is an important part of our gardening. We grow a lot of potatoes (some years over 250 pounds) so it is important that we keep those potatoes lasting as long as possible in our winter storage.

11 Medicinal plants you can grow in pots indoors during the winter months

11 Medicinal plants you can grow indoors

Going on an Easter Egg hunt everyday can be so frustrating! But all you need are these 2 steps and you can train your chickens to lay in the nesting boxes!

Rogue Chickens ~ How To Get Chickens To Lay In The Nesting Boxes

What are free-range chickens? Free-range chickens are birds that are provided regular access to the outdoor, with an abundance of sunshine, fresh vegetation, and room to maneuver. Moreover, these chickens are not fed with any chemicals (antibiotics or.

#2 -Trench Composting - Trench composting fits perfectly into my crazy gardening life. It’s much simpler than trying to constantly have a pile of cooking compost.  This method makes composting easy and adds rich organic compost to your garden.  It works especially well for fall composting!

Trench Composting - The lazy mans composting method

-Trench Composting - Trench composting fits perfectly into my crazy gardening life. It’s much simpler than trying to constantly have a pile of cooking compost.

Mulch helps to build garden soil while suppressing weeds and retaining soil moisture....all of which increase garden yield!!!

Mulch for Gardening Success

Mulch increase garden productivity by helping to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Read more about the benefits of garden mulch!

The Little House books aren't just for children. Here are 11 Lessons from Ma Ingalls that will help you live a more simple life.

Lessons from Ma Ingalls

The Little House books aren't just for children. Here are 11 Lessons from Ma Ingalls that will help you live a more simple life.

Found bugs in the livestock feed? Identifying what kind of bugs they are and how you can get rid of them.

Bugs in the chicken feed

I add DE (to our feed for the health benefits for our chickens but also to kill bugs Found bugs in the livestock feed? Identifying what kind of bugs they are and how you can get rid of them.

Fencing | Livestock | Fencing for small animals | Goats |Fencing for Goats: One of the four options may just be the perfect solution for you and your goats! Check out your options!

Fencing for Goats and Small Livestock

Find out what NPIP Certification is.  You must be NPIP to ship chicks.

NPIP Certification - What Does NPIP Mean in the Chicken World

When buying chickens at a poultry hatchery or a local breeder, you're likely to see the term NPIP. NPIP certification is required for shipping chicks.

The Best Essential Oil Liver Cleanse For The Whole Family

The Best Essential Oil Liver Cleanse For The Whole Family

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to use essential oils? AND, of those ways, which is the best kind of product to use? Here are the answers to your essential oil questions: How to use them? How to diffuse them? and What kind of diffuser is the best kind to get? You want a diffuser that works---so here is the answer!

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to use essential oils? AND, of those ways, which is the best kind of product to use? Here are the answers to your essential oil questions: How to use them? How to diffuse them? and What kind of diffuser is the best kind to get? You want a diffuser that works---so here is the answer!

Frankincense Essential Oil, Aromatherapy Recipes, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

10 Amazing Frankincense Essential Oil Uses

Frankincense Essential Oil, Aromatherapy Recipes, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Preservation & storage methods for homegrown produce such as potatoes, onions, garlic,pumpkins and more! Keeping Your Harvest All Year long.

Keeping Your Harvest Year Round - Preservation and Storing Techniques

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Rosemary is a lucky plant!  And the essential oil...Mmmmm. Find out all about the benefits and uses of the beautiful rosemary plant and its essential oil!  If you want to know some INSANE things about Rosemary and why you need to keep a bottle in your home, read on!

Rosemary is a lucky plant! And the essential oil. Find out all about the benefits and uses of the beautiful rosemary plant and its essential oil! If you want to know some INSANE things about Rosemary and why you need to keep a bottle in your hom

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DIY Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer - Homemade Body Butter

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