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Home Canned Tomato Soup

This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add extra veggies to your family’s meal plan.

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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 pandemic of 2020.  I love to see more people gardening and growing food!  Let’s grow all the things!

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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 seedlings before planting them in the ground. 

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11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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Simple DIY Seed Starting System

Simple DIY Seed Starting System: Shelves & Lights

Have you ever wanted to start seeds indoors but felt overwhelmed at the prospect of getting started?  You’re going to love this simple (and cost effective) seed starting system!

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Spring Garden Tour on the New Farm

Spring Garden Tour on the New Farm

Wouldn’t it be fun if you could swing by for a spring garden tour on our new farm?

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How to Raise Pastured Poultry

Our 2017 Homesteading Year in Review

2017 was a big homesteading year for us.  Most notably, it was our first year to raise pastured poultry from start to finish.  What an adventure! There were triumphs (chickens) and defeats (broccoli).  We learned a lot and worked our tails off, and have spent the winter recuperating and gathering ideas and energy for year 2018…

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How to Build a Cold Frame Out of Pallets

Did you know you can build a cold frame out of pallets for next to nothing? It’s true! If you have a few old windows and an assortment of random hinges on hand, plus access to free pallets, these cold frames will cost you nothing. Don’t have these supplies on hand?  No worries, they’re not…

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How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds for Replanting and Gift-Giving

Did you grow sunflowers this year?  Now is the time to harvest sunflower seeds for next year!  Collecting seeds from your own sunflowers is super easy. Homegrown sunflower seeds make great gifts, and saving your own seeds will free up  a bit of room in your gardening budget for next year.

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Don't let it go to waste! This is the perfect way to use up lots of lettuce from your garden. (And I promise it's not a recipe for lettuce soup.)

The Very Best Way to Use Up Lots of Lettuce

All spring long, I needed a good way to use up lots of lettuce. We’re talking buckets and buckets full. It was growing like crazy in our garden! It was way too much lettuce to eat, even if we’d had salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I hated to waste it, but you can imagine how…

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