How to Grow Gooseberries: a Complete Guide

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Are you looking for a fruit bush that’s easy for beginners to grow? Gooseberry bushes grow well in most areas, and they’re self-pollinating, so you can plant just one. Learning how to grow gooseberries is excellent for beginners; they’re a forgiving plant. If you live in America, you might not know about gooseberries. They’re not … Read more How to Grow Gooseberries: a Complete Guide

17 Ways to Use Eggshells on the Homestead

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Living on the homestead means finding ways to use everything to its fullest extent. Eggshells are a useful resource, but most people toss them away without thinking. Before you decide to use eggshells throughout your homestead, it’s best only to use eggshells from healthy natural chickens if you or your animals will ingest the shells. … Read more 17 Ways to Use Eggshells on the Homestead

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

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The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan quickly made its way onto every homesteader and wanna-be homesteaders bookshelf. Full of inspiration and resources, Madigan does a fantastic job of painting a picture of what your property could be, despite its lack of space. Whether you have one-tenth of an acre or a full acre, Madigan shows … Read more The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

Winter Composting 101: What You Need to Know

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Winter slows down everything in the garden, including the compost. Short, cold days change the conditions in your compost pile, bringing the decomposition is almost a halt. It doesn’t have to come to a complete stop though; winter composting is very possible with the right techniques. Now is not the time to through in the … Read more Winter Composting 101: What You Need to Know