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How to Build a Cold Frame

How to Build a Cold Frame

Learn how to increase your growing season during the spring and winter months with a cold frame. It’s that time of year again. Cooler temperatures are starting to set in. The leaves on the trees are getting ready to change color. And the harvest is just about complete...

How to Dry Herbs From Your Garden

How to Dry Herbs From Your Garden

Preserve your herb harvest to use all year long by learning how to properly dry and store your homegrown herbs. Drying herbs is such a rewarding experience. In the spring, you plant the herb and water and nurture it until it grows big and strong. When it comes time to...

Easy Freezer Salsa Recipe

Easy Freezer Salsa Recipe

Do you have a mountain of fresh tomatoes from your garden? Use them to create delicious freezer salsa that you can enjoy all winter long. It’s harvest time! Baskets and baskets of tomatoes are covering our kitchen countertops. Our small gardening space comfortably...

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

Creating centerpieces for your gathering doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. Discover 5 simple centerpiece ideas that you can design using items from your home. Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to host an outdoor get-together. The weather tends to be...

How to Maximize Your Garden Space

How to Maximize Your Garden Space

Expand your small gardening space, no matter where you live, with these 6 tips to make your garden more efficient. When I first started this homesteading adventure I had grand thoughts of owning acres of land full of fruits, veggies, chickens and maybe even a goose or...

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Learn how to turn an old chicken waterer into a beautiful do-it-yourself planter to decorate your farmhouse or homestead. Raising chickens can be summed up in three words. Dirty and delicious. When God created chickens, cleanliness was not a characteristic he decided...

Building a Mobile A-Frame Chicken Tractor

Building a Mobile A-Frame Chicken Tractor

Large, durable and easy to move, our a-frame chicken tractor made raising chickens a snap. Learn how we built our mobile chickshaw and the reasons we selected the a-frame design. When my parents first moved to their 3 acre property several years back, they started...

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Make your own soap at home with this easy melt and pour tutorial for vanilla mocha soap. This sweet and creamy soap is perfect for coffee lovers and takes no time to create. The journey into soap making began with an article in Country Living. The story featured a...

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

Excessive heat in the summer can destroy vulnerable plants in your garden. Protect them with a handmade garden cover. In this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a protective shelter to block sunlight and save your plants from wilting or turning bitter. I love...

5 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

5 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Learn why planting a garden and growing wholesome food can benefit more than just your health and pocketbook with these top five benefits of gardening. I have a confession to make.  I used to dislike gardening. There, I said it. The thought of the time put into...

How to Identify Pests In Your Garden

How to Identify Pests In Your Garden

Learn about pest identification in your garden and how to find out what is munching your plants or in our case, digging holes in our garden. Today's post is an article written by my husband, Matt Christy. He will be sharing about pest identification in your garden and...

DIY Garden Trellis: Using an Old Barn Ladder

DIY Garden Trellis: Using an Old Barn Ladder

Learning how to build a garden trellis may seem intimidating but it’s only as complicated as you make it. Using scrap lumber, wooden ladders or old lattice work is a great way to save money and give an old piece a fresh, new purpose. How to Repurpose Items Around Your...

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