Archives for July 2015

What’s Wrong With Backyard Breeding Anyway?

This is a question that my husband and I ponder every now and then, and lately, it’s become a conversation that we’ve been having more frequently. Though both types of breeders may have the end goal to sell quality animals, there are clear differences in thought between those who sell ‘responsibly bred’ animals, versus those […]

Summer Garden Plant Info Sheet {free printable}

Garden plants have specific needs, did you know that? I have been gardening for a very long time, but every year, it’s been hit and miss for me as to whether I get any kind of decent harvest. As you may have noticed from all of the organization posts I’ve written in the past month, […]

Cheap and Easy Drip Waterers for Your Garden

Here in SoCal, we are experiencing those summer scorching middle-of-the-day temperatures that cause our garden plants so much stress. My poor water-loving squash plants are no longer satisfied with my drought-friendly Monday-Wednesday-Friday drip-watering scheduling that I’ve been employing. I’ve had to think up another plan to keep them hydrated on my off-watering days. This idea […]

This Week on the Farmstead – July 3

Hey hey, everyone! It’s Friday again, which means I’m going to tell you all about what’s going on around here at the farmstead! Sorry I’m late getting this up, but my blog server went down for a bit this morning, and then our internet went down! All is well now, though, so grab your cup […]

Using All of the Harvest

As a homesteader, I am always trying to figure out ways to use things before they go to the landfill or compost pile. While I love that all of the nutrients from my home grown produce can go to nourishing the compost that eventually nourishes my family, I have always loved just the simple idea […]

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