The Incredible Edible Hostas On The Homestead

Hostas on the homestead? I thought homesteading was about growing food not just curb appeal. Well hostas may just be that perfect homestead plant for your homestead, especially if you live in an urban or suburban area. Here’s why.

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 […]

Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #4

“I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, […]

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 […]

Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #2

  “I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes If you want a better perspective on life try looking at it from ground level in your garden. When You work in your garden and look closely at the […]

Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #1

  “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood   There is nothing quite like spending the day working in the garden, especially in the spring. Planning where to plant, preparing the soil and planting the seeds and young seedlings, the sweat of the brow, the […]

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.