Homesteading

How to Save Kale Seed

How to Save Kale Seed (and Why I Probably Won’t Do It Again)

On a whim this spring, I decided to allow several overwintered vegetable plants to go...
DIY Raised Garden Beds

DIY Wooden Raised Garden Beds

Any way you look at it, raised garden beds are my favorite way to grow...
How to Plant a Fruit Tree Guild

How to Plant a Fruit Tree Guild

Imagine an orchard that produces a variety of beautiful fruits each year, adds beauty to...
My Simple No Till Gardening Method

My Simple No Till Gardening Method

What's the best way to create a new garden space?  I get this question all...
How to Pinch Pepper Plants

How to Pinch Pepper Plants (and why)

Do you know how to pinch pepper plants?  I recently learned how to pinch off...
How to Build a Raspberry Trellis

How to Build a Raspberry Trellis

Wondering how to build a raspberry trellis for your backyard berries?  (more…)
Canning Supplies List for Beginners

Canning Supplies List for Beginners

Ready to start preserving your homegrown fruits and veggies?  (more…)
10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

Victory gardens are making a comeback, as many folks consider growing vegetables during the worldwide...
11 Ways to Use Swiss Chard

11 Ways to Use Swiss Chard

If you're not growing Swiss Chard, are you even gardening? (more…)
This Changed My Homesteading Game

This Changed My Homesteading Game

It might surprise you to know... (more…)
DIY Straw Bale Cold Frame

How to Make a Straw Bale Cold Frame

If you started seeds indoors this year, you'll need a way to harden off your...
Why Our Chickens Stopped Laying

Our Chickens Stopped Laying…And It’s All Our Fault

Our chickens stopped laying, and we couldn't figure out why. (more…)
Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Ready to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list?  You came to the right...
3 Homestead Book Reviews {& a Giveaway!}

3 Homestead Books to Add to Your Library {& a Giveaway}

Do you love to read?  I hope so, because I've got three awesome homestead books...
5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots

5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots

I am bound and determined to grow at least 75% of my family's annual carrot...