Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

House & Home Blogs

 Starting a vegetable garden is a great way to be more self-sufficient and grow your own organic food, and it doesn’t need to break the bank! Keep reading to find some practical tips to start your vegetable garden on a budget. [Image] This post conta
Gardeners don’t like tomato hornworms on their tomatoes! [Tomato_hornworms_garden_pest.PNG] If you have ever had one of these caterpillars in your garden, you will know how destructive they can be. They are the hungriest of hungry caterpillars and ar
Pollinators are vital to a healthy, productive garden  [Attracting_pollinators_homestead.PNG] This summer, I was more aware of and attentive to the pollinators in my garden.  Flower pollinators that I saw:  • Bees • Wasps  • Flies • Butterflies • Mo
11 Ways to live a simpler life  (Aka homesteading your life) “Living a simpler life happens one step at a time. ” I recently shared this image on my Pinterest account and I thought I would expand on it today in my blog.  [A_Simpler_Life.PNG] Livin
Fall is the time to prepare garden beds for the spring. [prepping_old_trellis_bed_.png] As you know I set up some trellisses this past summer and I grew some plants as an experiment, knowing that I wouldn’t get any harvest off them before the first
What if we have a really harsh winter? Will you be ready? [Prepare_for_winter.PNG] As I write this, it is mid-October and the cold is starting to move in, here in Ontario Canada.  Hindsight is 20:20 So, let’s imagine.  • Imagine that it is January a
Prepping for the spring garden begins in the fall.  [Prepping_the_garden_for_spring.PNG] Your garden soil has served you well all season and now it needs time for it to rest and to rejuvenate and we can help it with both.  First, let’s not disturb i
Preparing the garden for spring starts in the fall. [Prepping_garden_for_winter.jpg] It’s that time of year again where we prepare for winter and, because I’m a gardener now, that includes taking care of my gardens.  I use to just leave them and let
Organic wheat berries make nutrient-rich salad and flour [Wheat_berries_salad.jpg] My Wheat Berries  I recently purchased a large bucket of organic wheat berries, with the intention of: 1. using it instead of rice and  2. grinding it into flour for
Frost has arrived and there are a lot of green tomatoes… but you don’t have time to can them. [FC032FB9-E01C-495D-B483-05F03EB586E8.png] I have all of these green tomatoes but I also have a long list of things to do and I don’t want to spend the day
Well, I’d say that I have finally made this biscuit recipe work for me and this last batch was so good that I’m now thinking about how I can adapt it.  The Basic Recipe • 1 c flour • 2 tsp baking powder • 1/8 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/3 c la
Post a project for a chance to win the book! Everyone who posts a finished homesteading project during the month of October will be entered into a draw and one lucky winner will receive The First-Time Homesteader: A complete beginner's guide to start