Garlic Oil Supplement for Chickens

Garlic Oil Supplement for Chickens

Healthy backyard chickens – it always a good goal.  It is also important to keep your chickens healthy in the most natural way possible – no chemicals, no antibiotics (unless completely necessary), organic/non-GMO feed, etc. If you’ve read our post on natural chicken care, then you know there are several supplements and … Read more

Homemade Soy Candles

Soy Candles

Today we are excited to bring you another post in the Homemade Christmas series.  (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) We love this post because it can work as a gift for just about anyone and it is incredibly easy to make.  You can also customize it … Read more

Chicken Keeping on our Little Urban Homestead

Chicken Keeping on our Little Urban Homestead

Yes, there are posts about chickens TWO days in a row! You almost can’t contain yourself, right??  Yeah, we know.  Try to contain yourself. Ok, so, maybe it isn’t THAT exciting for you but what it WILL do is give you some insight into our little world of chicken raising on less … Read more

Knowing Your First and Last Frost or Freeze Dates

Knowing Your First and Last Frost or Freeze Dates

So, for a lot of you who read this blog, this information may be trivial.  It may seem incredibly simple, but for others, it will be helpful. You see, not all of us are good about keeping a calendar or a garden plan or a journal reminding us of when the first … Read more

Simple, Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter-Sage Sauce

Simple, Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce

I love ravioli. In fact, I love most Italian food but I think ravioli might be one of my favorites.  But making pasta at home?  Not so much.  I mean, I’m sure I could do it and I probably will someday.  But right now in my life?  I don’t think my life right now … Read more

Starting Seeds with Grow Lights

Jump Start 4' T5 Grow Light System (Stand, Fixture & Tube)

I was having some trouble starting seeds this fall. I would get my pots all set.  I filled them up with a wet seed-starting mix.  The seeds were planted at just the right depth and then nothing would come up or the seeds would sprout but then grow really, really slowly. So, … Read more

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: 3 Different Ways

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 3 Different Ways

Every year, after we’ve carved our pumpkins, I always say I’m going to save the seeds and roast them.  And every year, a bucket of pumpkin “guts” sits on my counter for 5 days or more before it is sent to the compost. But I declared that this year was going to … Read more

DIY Plant Labels

DIY Plant Labels

I love to add whimsical and fun touches to my gardens.  It makes me smile to see things in the garden while I’m working that we’ve created at home or that my kids have crafted for me. Additionally, I’ve mentioned before that I often have trouble labeling what I’ve planted.  So, I … Read more