Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

What a great treat any time of the year, a mid-day snack at work, something to munch on when your out for a hike, kickin’ back relaxing by a camp fire, yep I could have a handful of sunflower seeds just about anytime. It’s even a greater satisfaction when you grow, harvest and roast your own.

Recommended Item Of The Week: Biodegradable Disposable Tea Filter Bags

One of real joys of gardening is growing plants that can be used to make herbal teas. I find that these bags make it super easy to have a quick cup of tea whenever I want one without a lot of hassle. This 300 Piece Empty Drawstring Tea Bag Package can be a useful addition to your homestead.

7 Reasons Having A Homesteading Community Is Important

There is nothing I’ve pursued in homesteading that has brought me more value in the past few years than building community and it wasn’t even on the list of reasons I wanted to homestead in the beginning. Here are 7 reasons I believe having a homesteading community is important.

Introducing Children To Gardening

Many families are changing the way they are living to pursue a lifestyle of self sufficiency and sustainability and because of that many children are being introduced to gardening for the very first time. Many are wondering about how to get their children in a self sufficient, homesteading mindset. Well here are a few tips that just might help.

Homesteading On A Temporary Property

Do you want to start homesteading someday but don’t live on your “forever homestead” and don’t plan on staying at your current location too long? What can you do right now, right where you are even if it’s a temporary situation? On this podcast episode I tackle those questions.

Purslane: Friend or Foe of the Garden?

Purslane can be both a friend and a foe in the garden depending on how you use it and manage it in the garden. In order to get the most from our gardens it is not only important to understand the vegetables we are growing but to know all we can about the weeds that pop up as well and purslane is one such common weed you are likely to see.

Gardening Encouragement For Today From 1910

I was rather surprised when I came across a book from 1910 in public domain today. This book seems as though it could have been written yesterday when describing the benefits and need of gardening for all people no matter where they live or what their profession is. It would seem that many of the concerns we have with unhealthy eating, poor exercise and a need for a relief of stress was also a concern in 1910.