As the days grow shorter and the temperatures get either downright pleasant, or just a little less unbearable depending on what part of the country you're in, you're likely wondering what steps you can take in your garden. Its an odd time of year, as the harvest of ripe produce lines coincides with the approach of dormancy for many plants. That doesn't mean there's nothing to … [Read more...] about Six September Gardening Tips
Whether you want to keep the deer from eating all your garden vegetables and flowers or whether you’re interested in ways to help wildlife during a hot, dry summer, here are a few things you should know. Any limited availability of food and water can lead to a reduced number of newborn fawns and fewer fawns that survive their first year. Such harsh conditions can also reduce … [Read more...] about Exiling Deer from your Garden
As homesteaders, self-sufficiency seems almost folded into our DNA. While the lifestyle has many appeals, one thing in particular that binds us is a deep appreciation for the land, and a desire for a connection to the food that nourishes us. These sorts of virtues have fallen in and out of mainstream appeal over the years, sometimes on a whim, and other times on account of … [Read more...] about A Brief History of the Victory Garden
Christmas trees have a lot of uses once all the festivities are ended. Personally, I used to feed them to my sheep but now I just burn mine in a big New Year’s Eve bonfire. Whatever you decide to do just be sure to remember RULE NUMBER ONE – Make sure the tree is free from all tinsel, ornaments, fake snow and other artificial decorations. Fish Habitat: Toss the tree into … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With Your Old Christmas Tree?
I know, I know, your feed plot should already be well underway. But if you're like me, summer chores got the best of you, and you're a little late putting it in the ground. The good news is, you're not too late, particularly if you're south of the Mason-Dixon like myself. Brassicas and tender cereal grains are damn near irresistible to whitetail, are easy for even novices to … [Read more...] about Prepping Your Procrastination Feed Plot