dogwood tree with flowers

How and Why to Grow Dogwood Trees

May 12, 2020 Tara Dodrill 2

Homesteaders do not often focus the planting plan on any trees that do not produce food or firewood. Space if maximized to its best potential on homesteads both large and small. At first glance, planting […]

basil growing in a mug

27 Amazing Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

May 4, 2020 Linda Wilson 0

Most homesteads have some sort of herb garden outdoors, but sometimes, you want to bring the outdoors in. Whether it’s due to your space, simple convenience, or because you aren’t actually on a homestead yet, […]


So, How Long Do Seeds Last?

April 7, 2020 Tara Dodrill 0

Saving seeds so you can start a new crop the following season only makes good economic sense. Preserving the seeds from a tasty and bountiful vegetable, fruit, or herb harvest also helps you increase the […]

pallet compost bin

52 Things To Never Ever Compost

April 2, 2020 Linda Wilson 1

As homesteaders, we’re always striving to reduce our carbon footprint and upcycle as much as possible. Nothing goes to waste. Whenever possible, we find ways to upcycle things and reuse them to the best of […]


Amaranth: How to Grow and Use It

March 19, 2020 Tara Dodrill 0

Amaranth may not be a staple crop on American homesteads right now, but it should be. This nutrient-rich plant has been used as a dietary staple and natural home remedy base ingredient in many regions […]