Getting Eggs Over The Winter

Chickens usually slow down or even stop laying eggs over the winter but one homesteader is sharing what is keeping her hens laying eggs in the middle of January. You might be surprised to know that it does not include keeping a light so that the hens think that their are more day light hours.  […]

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When Moving to Start a Homestead

If you are relocating to start a homestead, here are a few things to consider. Are you moving do to a survival mindset?  If so then population will be a consideration and the closeness to a bigger city. If you are still going to be working, how far are you willing to drive for work? […]

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Saving Tomato Seeds – Fermentation

This is a quick reference on how to save tomato seeds.  It will include fermentation which helps remove germination inhibitors and seed-borne diseases.  Only heirloom seeds should be kept because hybrids will not breed true to the parent. Tools: Cup Water Colander Paper towel Rubber bands Envelope and pen Plate Steps: Select the tomato that […]

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Essential Nutrients for Growing Vegetables

Soil needs to be full of nutrients in order for vegetables to grow.  The main nutrients for plants include phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Other nutrients that are required in lesser quantities are calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Below is a breakdown of the main plant nutrients, how to add it to the soil, what it does […]

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