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 […]

Roasted Rabbit Recipe

If you raise meat rabbits like I do you might want to try this simple roasted rabbit recipe. This is my favorite way to prepare my rabbit, simple and delicious. Just a side note, it goes pretty well with some mashed potatoes and gravy on the side as well as some pan fried asparagus in […]

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 […]

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.

Building A Berry Abundant Homestead

When it comes to growing an abundance of bush fruits on your homestead, or as I like to call it “building your own nature’s candy factory” there are a few things to consider like,what to grow, how much to grow, where to grow them, and how to maintain them. Even after taking all these things into consideration it is my opinion that growing berries on your homestead is one of the most beneficial uses of your time, space and energy when it comes to growing your own food.