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37 Plastic Milk Jug Hacks You Can Try at Home

3:00 am PDT, June 19, 2019

Do you have tons of used milk jugs hanging around your home? You don’t want to toss them because it seems wasteful, but you aren’t exactly sure what to do with them, right? It’s hard to get milk jugs out of our lives because most people drink some kind of milk. Unless you raise dairy...

What Is Biennial Bearing and How Can You Prevent It?

3:00 am PDT, June 18, 2019

Are your fruit trees throwing you through a loop? Are they producing a great harvest one year and hardly anything the next? I found myself in a similar predicament when I became the proud owner of a small orchard. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. To solve the mystery, I began doing my...

9 Best Desk Lamp Reviews: Stylish Eye-friendly Lighting Gadgets

2:00 am PDT, June 18, 2019

A desk lamp provides a powerfully bright focused beam of light onto any task. Whether you work in an office, work from home, are a hobbyist or study at college, a fabulous and functional desk lamp helps you work smarter and saves you money on costly electrical bills. Illuminate Any Space with a Desk Lamp...

How to Extend Your Cool Season Crops and Spare Your Soil Despite the Heat

3:00 am PDT, June 17, 2019

After our 19th consecutive day of over 85°F weather with only 1/10th an inch of rain in more than a month, it's starting to feel like the Sahara on our homestead. Oh, did I mention it's still spring? We technically live in “The South” as in the Southern United States, which is known for hot...

21 Refreshing Cantaloupe Recipes You Should Try Today

2:00 am PDT, June 17, 2019

Cantaloupe is a delicious fruit, but you don’t frequently hear of it being used in a variety of ways. Most people toss it into a fruit salad or enjoy it as is for either a refreshing treat or a balanced breakfast. Do you grow cantaloupe in your garden? By the end of the growing season...

How to Freeze Vegetables and Fruits to Preserve Them

3:00 am PDT, June 16, 2019

Are you considering preserving some of your harvests? If you’re new to gardening and am curious about making your food last throughout the year, food preservation can feel like quite the mystery at first. However, it doesn’t need to remain a mystery. Freezing is one of the easiest methods of food preservation. I’m going to...

About Sumatra Chickens: An Exotic Exhibition Bird

2:00 am PDT, June 16, 2019

Sumatra Chickens were primarily cultivated and shaped by the jungle islands just off Indonesia. These birds are eye catchers and head turners with very active and independent personalities. While the primary purpose of Sumatras nowadays is for exhibition, their self-sufficient dispositions make them well suited to a life off-grid on a homestead. About Sumatra Chickens...

Why Causes Plant Bolting? And How Can You Prevent It?

3:00 am PDT, June 15, 2019

You may have noticed certain crops starting to flower out of their tops and produce tiny seeds instead of producing the tasty green leaves you were hoping to harvest. These runaway plants are focused on producing seed, and this phenomenon is called ‘bolting.' As a beginner or advanced gardener you may even ask if bolting...

About Slate Turkeys: Heritage and Endangered Meat Producers

2:00 am PDT, June 15, 2019

I believe Slate turkeys may be some of the prettiest turkeys I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing. Of course, I’m rather partial to blues and lavenders so that may be why, but they are certainly gorgeous birds. This turkey makes a fantastic addition to farms that are especially passionate about heritage and maintaining endangered breeds....

6 Reasons to Get a Farm Dog and 5 Reasons You Might Not

3:00 am PDT, June 14, 2019

When I first started homesteading, I had a pet Golden Retriever named Honey. He was my constant companion. He went just about everywhere with me. So, there was no way he wasn't going to move to our new homestead with us. But I had some pretty serious concerns about how to integrate a dog —...