15 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost

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I finally finished planting the last round of tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers in the hoophouse! It’s still summer, so it might seem odd that I am planting in an insulated greenhouse. However, I’m trying to plan ahead for November – when I plan to still be enjoying juicy homegrown tomatoes fresh from the garden. Where … Read more 15 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost

21 Kick-Ass Tips to Keep Your Homestead Organized

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Staying organized is tough – and if you have a homestead, you might find that’s doubly true. There’s a lot going on both inside the house as well as outdoors, and getting organized always seems to me to be an uphill battle. I’ll get one aspect of my life organized just to find another has … Read more 21 Kick-Ass Tips to Keep Your Homestead Organized

10 Foods to Never Dehydrate and Why

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Dehydrating food is a great way to preserve it for future weeks, months – perhaps years, depending on what exactly you’re preserving… I love dehydrating herbs in particular, as this makes it easy to store them for later use. Herbs definitely aren’t the only foods you can dehydrate, though. You can also dehydrate fruits, vegetables, … Read more 10 Foods to Never Dehydrate and Why

25 Clever Ways to Survive the Heat Without Electricity

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Summer should be about lounging in the sun, enjoying crisp garden produce, and splashing in the water at the beach. And really, it’s all fun and games… until a heatwave rolls in, and you don’t have any electricity. Where I live, we are on day fourteen of a monumental heat wave (but who’s counting) and … Read more 25 Clever Ways to Survive the Heat Without Electricity

Can You Get Chagas Disease from Assassin Bug Bites?

If you’ve been following the news or social media, you may have heard of the deadly Chagas disease. On this note, you might have heard rumors that Chagas disease is spread by assassin bug bites. If you’re asking yourself, “can you get Chagas disease from assassin bug bites?” the answer, unfortunately, is yes. You can … Read more Can You Get Chagas Disease from Assassin Bug Bites?

How to Control and Get Rid of Kissing (Assassin) Bugs

An assassin bug infestation is no laughing matter. If you’ve ever dealt with these pests before, you know how frustrating it can be to have them on your property. Although some types of assassin bugs are completely harmless to humans and would rather spend their entire life cycles outside in your garden, munching on garden … Read more How to Control and Get Rid of Kissing (Assassin) Bugs

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms

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Do you love foraging for wild mushrooms? This is quite an enjoyable pastime that is practiced by budding mycologists – people who are passionate about mushrooms – all over the world. There are millions of species of mushrooms growing in the world today. While some are both edible and delicious, sporting myriad health benefits, others … Read more The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms