Creating and Utilizing Microclimates

Getting the most from your garden depends on a lot of things including the right climate conditions for each specific plant. On today’s podcast episode I discuss how to locate or create microclimates for your garden and how best to use those microclimates.

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Homesteading Saved My Life!

Someone recently asked me to write an article answering the question “Homesteading is important to me because…” This was easy for me to answer because I believe I’m still walking this earth today because of homesteading. Here’s my story.

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My Favorite Homesteading Books

Books have always played a big part in my life and while video’s, podcasts and blog posts are useful, the book will always be my favorite resource. Here is a small list of my favorite homesteading books.

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Turning Your Backyard Into A Wildlife Garden

Most of us know that today’s conventional lawns are generally unsustainable. Grass not only requires large amounts of water and mowing, but it also provides very little to the native ecosystem. Below are some tips on turning your landscaping into a sustainable wildlife garden that benefits your local flora and fauna.

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9 Ways to Prepare for Homesteading While Still in the City

The homesteading movement is taking root across America. For some it has meant selling their suburban home and moving to the outskirts of town, while for others it means looking for ways to bring the “farm life” to wherever they are because their circumstances make living anywhere but the city impractical.

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Healthy Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Homestead

Not only is Spring a time to get started with our gardens it’s also the time we think about giving our home a deep cleaning after a season of being closed up. On today’s podcast episode I will discuss how to spring clean your homestead in a safe and non-toxic way that will make your homestead a healthier place.

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First Year Building An Off-Grid Homestead: A few Things I Learned Along the Way

Guest Post: I will start out by saying I tend to learn things the hard way. It is not that I am unwilling to take advice from others but I tend to jump into things and then ask questions later. Sometimes it is a fun learning experience and occasionally it is a what was I thinking experience. When it is one of those moments I could kick myself in the butt for, I try not to dwell on it and find something small I can accomplish and feel good about.

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