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Snow Essentials: What Your Modern Home Needs to Survive the Winter

Snow Essentials: What Your Modern Home Needs to Survive the Winter

It’s almost that time of year again. The temperatures will start to drop, and heaps of snow and brutal winds will come with the cooler temps. If you’re new to the cold, or even a new home owner, you may not quite know what to […]

5 Best Books for Winter Gardening

5 Best Books for Winter Gardening

Books To Give You Winter Gardening Tips & Advice Most of us associate the warmer months of the year with an abundance of fresh produce. Cucumbers, beets, strawberries, peaches, you name it — warm seasons tend to usher in the opportunity to grow your garden […]

A Guide to Keeping Chickens in the Winter

A Guide to Keeping Chickens in the Winter

If you’re new to keeping chickens winter can be a confusing time. You may be asking yourself, “how will they stay warm?” and “will they keep laying eggs even with less sunlight?” or even, “how can I keep my chickens entertained?” These are all valid […]

How to Winterize Your Garden Like a Pro

How to Winterize Your Garden Like a Pro

Every fall, homeowners begin to prep their homes for winter, but have you ever thought to prep your garden for the colder climate? If you’re a seasoned gardener, then the answer is probably yes. However, “winterizing” your garden can be a foreign concept to newcomers. […]

A Guide to Smart Sprinklers

A Guide to Smart Sprinklers

We’re living in a time where everything is “smart.” From refrigerators, to cars, and even furniture, almost everything we come in contact with lives on the internet of things whether we like it or not. However, one of the more surprising smart devices on the […]

Canning Basics

Canning Basics

Once you have harvested your food, you may have too much to use before the food spoils.  Canning is a great way to enjoy the bounty of your farm or garden year-round.  Canning is a safe method of preserving your food if done properly.  It […]

5 Ways To Use All That Zucchini

5 Ways To Use All That Zucchini

If you have just recently gotten into vegetable gardening, then chances are you have probably run across one of the biggest problems of that hobby—an overabundance of certain vegetables.  One of the biggest culprits is zucchini and summer squash, two veggies that are quite prolific.  […]

5 Tips for Making Jam

5 Tips for Making Jam

How To Make Jam Today most jams and jellies mass-produced by machines, placed into the same packaging, with same labels and thrown on a super store shelf. Long gone are the days of creating home-made jam with care and soul — or are they? Contrary […]

The Best Books to Help You Start Canning

The Best Books to Help You Start Canning

Canning and preserving can at first seem like a long and intimidating process. It requires a lot of equipment, attention to detail and time — which are all three things that a lot of modern day folks can sometimes lack. However, with the ever growing […]

5 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes

5 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes

Treated like a vegetable, but classified as a fruit, it’s no wonder that the tomato is one of the most complex and versatile food in the world. It pops up in all types of cuisine: Mexican, Italian, greek, you name it. It’s rich fresh taste […]