homesteading

  • Creating More Room for Your Chickens

    Ever since I decided to get chickens, I wanted to make sure that their housing was as humanely built as possible.  I’ve read many times that a humane amount of space for enclosed/cooped up chickens is 10 sq ft per chicken.  We started out with about 10-11, but now have about 12-14 sq ft per […]

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  • Jelly Melon Review

    So, I grew myself some Jelly Melons!  What are those, you ask?  Well I’ve made a little video just for that question :

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  • Guilding a Food Forest

    Okay, that was a stolen play on words, coming from the fella that inspired our front yard transformation, Michael Judd, the author of Edible Landscaping. Since I’m learning as I go – and I’m trying to learn fast -the short of it is that we’ve built a “forest guild” or a “food forest” of sorts. […]

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  • When Life Hands You Lemons, Grow Paw Paws!

    So, I clearly have a brain that is constantly thinking.  Not worrying thankfully, I just think of stuff, a lot.  Happy things, silly things, things I could do, places I could go, business ideas.  The long and short of it is this:  a couple of friends of ours, me and my husband were going to […]

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  • Homesteading 101 – Making Your Own Food

    I call this section “homesteading”.  What exactly is it?  For years the word referred to a free government land program and the skills necessary for pioneer living. Today the word homesteading is more apt to refer to a lifestyle that promotes greater self sufficiency.  We could all use to be a little more self-sufficient, which […]

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