Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #5

  “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” ~Abraham Lincoln . What a profound statement from Mr. Lincoln. He obviously recognized the importance of carrying out the task of self-sufficiency and sustainability from a piece of land though I doubt he […]

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Wild Edibles, Homestead Updates, and Inspiring Stories

. Wild Edibles One skill I’ve been trying to develop is wild plant identification and especially of the varieties that are edible or can be used medicinally. There are a lot of good books out there but I have found YouTube especially helpful, particularly  Gregg Carter from The Rural Economist and his Video Series on YouTube dealing […]

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Fried Morel Mushrooms

This is what it’s all about folks! Every Spring I can’t wait to get into the woods and find a mess of morel mushrooms. There are many different ways to prepare them but my favorite way is to pan fry and eat, it doesn’t get any easier than that. Enjoy. Foraging is a great way […]

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Summer Preparations For The Homestead

Living in the Midwest it’s easy to remember to get things ready around the homestead for winter but prepping things for the summer is something we may not put much thought into but can be just as important. Here are a few links that may help us get started with a few ideas and to […]

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Making Raised Garden Beds Using Natural Materials

In this post I thought I would share with you a few ideas from videos and pictures I found from around the web about how to build raised vegetable garden beds using natural materials such as the soil itself, rocks and logs. This can be a great way to build raised beds if you’re on a budget or just wanting to incorporate a more natural looking design into your property, these designs fit especially well into a permaculture design.

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