How to Prune a Blackberry Bush

pruning blackberry bushes

The blackberry is one of my favorite fruits. You can grow your own or forage for wild ones. Either are fine, I actually do both. When dealing with wild plants just leave them be, and let nature do its work. A tame blackberry bush is very easy to grow, but does require some care. In … Read more

How to Grow Green Onions in Containers

green onions in a container

The saying an onion a day will keep everyone away is understandable, especially when you are in my personal space talking to me. Onions are very healthy veggies that can be started from seeds, sets, and even the rooted bottoms from the ones you’ve picked. Onions are an easy crop to grow due to its … Read more

Growing Jalapenos Step by Step

jalapeno pepper plant featured

The jalapeno pepper can be used for lots of recipes to add a little spice to your dish. Using jalapenos in salsa is perfect for the ones that love the spiciness. Or, if you are like my family, just eating them fresh. I really don’t know how they have any taste buds left, I can’t … Read more

How to Butcher a Pig

butchering a pig

You have fed and raised a hog all spring, summer, and into the fall. It is now time to bring home the bacon. You got the pig to your ideal size to get the most out of it, I like ours to be right around 300 pounds, but go with your preference. A good butcherer … Read more

3 Ways to Cold Stratify Seeds and Why

cold stratifying different seeds in jars

I have tried to start different types of fruit trees without much success. I mean, I was really getting angry at my inability to do so as I generally have a green thumb. After several failed attempts and then one accidental that worked, I decided I should do some research. The answer is stratifying your … Read more

How to Can Milk Step by Step

canned milk

Milk is a staple for every kitchen, it is used for so many different things from drinking to cooking many different foods. Milk needs to be kept in a refrigerator unless it has been canned to be shelf stable. You can process any type of milk that you have be it store bought, raw cow’s … Read more

10 Easy Steps To Winterize Your Garden

fall garden

The gardening season is over, and it is time to put your vegetable garden to bed. Fall is the time to get your garden ready for the next springs planting cycle. The list of work can be long but it all doesn’t have to be done in one day. Do the work as it comes … Read more

How To Ferment and Can Sauerkraut

cans of sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, either you love it or you hate it. I love it, but my household has mixed emotions about it. It takes several weeks to ferment your cabbage, and to make it you need lots of cabbage and pickling salt. What is Sauerkraut? Sauerkraut is much simpler than it sounds, it is just finely chopped … Read more

Whole Baked Chicken in Brown Paper Bag

brown paper bag chicken

Chicken, it can be cooked in about any way imaginable and is a favorite meat for many. Everyone has their favorite way of preparing it and their favorite cut of meat they prefer to eat. The possibilities for eating chicken are pretty much endless. Usually you will see chicken prepared by cuts such as breast … Read more

How to Make a Dirt-Cheap, Predator-Proof Chicken Run

chicken run

The chicken run, the hangout of your feathered friends. It serves as protection for your flock, and also encourages natural behavior to allowing them freedom and entertainment. It is always best to customize and build the run that will suit your birds. You need to take into consideration the size of your flock before building … Read more