Comparing No-Till Gardening Methods: Back to Eden, Ruth Stout, No Dig, Hugelkultur

This year we have jumped into a whole new way of gardening, and it has changed my entire perspective on how to grow healthy and abundant crops. Today, we’re going to talk about no-till gardening, and I will cover four different no-till methods you can use, and their pros and cons. The Problem with Tilling…

Building a Hugelkultur Bed step by step

Step by Step Guide for Building a Hugelkultur Garden Bed

Well friends, I have a new obsession. I am completely obsessed with this really awesome permaculture way of gardening. As an added bonus, it's the most fun word to say! Especially if you attempt a German accent. So what is my new obsession? Well, you found this post so you already know. Today we're going…

plant based protein you can grow in the garden. growing dry beans

Protein in the Garden?! Plant Based Protein You Can Grow in Your Backyard

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I can't even count the number of times people ask us "where do you get your protein?" being that we are vegetarian and dairy-free. The answer? All kinds of things! Beans, peas, greens,…

Gardener Gift Guide 21 gift ideas for the garden lover in your life

21 Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life

The holidays are here! It is the perfect time to find a gift for the hobby gardener you love. There are options at any budget, and even DIY options. Below you will find 21 gift ideas for someone you love, who also happens to love being in the garden! These 21 gift ideas will make…

DIY Painted Rocks as Garden Markers. Inexpensive Garden Marker Tutorial

DIY Painted Rocks as Garden Markers | Budget Friendly Tutorial

Budget-friendly, creative tutorial for bringing art + function into the garden! This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I am notoriously bad about marking the garden. I rely on memory (and a bad one at that), and natural markers to…

Flowers. 5 tips for starting a garden

5 Tips for Starting a Garden

Hello again friends! Today I am launching a new series all about plant-based homesteading. In this five-part series I am going to share a few things you can do to get your vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based homestead off the ground. Today I am sharing the most important step, starting a garden, with FIVE tips for…

Silkie chicks hatched by broody hens

More Ethical Ways to Add Chicks to Your Flock

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I only link to products that I know and love. Today I want to share some ideas on ethical and humane options for adding chicks to your farm, homestead, or backyard. There are…

Seed starting 101: 5 steps for starting seeds

Seed Starting 101 | Five Steps for Seed Starting

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I only link to products that I know and love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh0i4doFCvk&t=3s Seed Starting 101 Tutorial Video Friends, my heart is so happy knowing it is already that time of year again. What time…

Vacation as a Homesteader or Hobby Farmer with a FREE Care Guide

Vacation as a Homesteader or Hobby Farmer with a Farm Sitter Care Guide

Have you ever wondered how in the world hobby farmers or homesteaders vacation? https://youtu.be/RQGw2Xtaeww How to Use the Farm Sitter Care Guide Whether you are just jumping into the homesteading or hobby farming lifestyle, or you are a seasoned homesteader or hobby farmer, this easy, templated, 10 page farm sitter care guide will be helpful to you, your homestead, your garden, and your animals! Homestead Farm Sitter…

DIY Black Pipe Shelf Seed Starting Station

DIY Black Pipe Shelf for Seed Starting

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I only link to products that I know and love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0nAf-MqRlI Last year was the very first year I started seeds, or really gardened at all. I had no plan in place, no…