If you’ve been gardening for even a little while, you may have come across the idea of Companion planting. What is companion planting? Simply, it’s when a gardener plants two different plants near each other because the two plants have a mutually beneficial relationship. Maybe one plant will help the other grow stronger, one will help deter pests from the… Keep Reading
Organic caterpillar control used to seem like a thing of fiction to me. Last year I couldn’t grow green beans to save my life! A nasty little creature called, the bean leaf roller caterpillar, totally decimated my green beans! I tried every natural method I could think of, but nothing was working.
I’ve been wearing pants and long sleeves to feed my chickens in the mornings…in the Florida summer!! Why? Because of the crazy mosquitoes!!
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
If you’re a romantic type like me, you love to envision beautiful rustic barns and pastures full of baby animals. Which is totally a part of the homesteading package deal, and it’s one of the reasons why I love homesteading so much! But, just as true as romantic scenery, are the poopy chicken coops, flies, spiders, garden pests, and… Keep Reading
Y’all know I like to keep things nice and natural around here. After all, making a ‘green’ lifestyle shift was really our first step towards homesteading. So when I started learning about essential oils, I was really intrigued. Just a couple of years later and I’ve integrated them into my daily routine. With so much information about essential oils on… Keep Reading
We all know deet is kinda scary, right? The Environmental Working Group gave it a score of 5 out of 10 on their toxicity scale… mainly due to concerns about skin and respiratory irritation. Fun stuff! Not really. But on the other hand, West Nile and Lyme’s Disease don’t give a girl a warm and fuzzy feeling either – not… Keep Reading
I’ve been noticing ants in the garden lately. And surprisingly, I actually have some experience with ants in the garden. Waaayyy back before we had kids we had a tiny community garden plot. And it was riddled with ants. It was terrible. Before we could even plant anything we had to get rid of them. I don’t remember where I… Keep Reading
I found these sitting behind the shed and remembered, what else, a pin I found forever ago. That’s probably gonna be a common theme around here. I’ve had no homesteading outlet other then a Pinterest board that I created over a year ago. So I’ve got hundreds of ideas to try out! Anyway, I saw this idea that claims to… Keep Reading