Why, in the World, We Homestead!

Today is just your average, every day, winter  morning in the Pacific Northwest.  Yes, it is  raining. Yes, it  is  cold and yes  it is  relatively  dark outside at 6:00am.  Attempting to remain positive, I don my winter gear and my rain gear and head out. The dogs are looking at me as if I …

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Fall Garden and Pasture Checklist

Clean: In your garden, orchard and vineyard, cut back, rake through, remove diseased foliage and plant cover crops to exposed soil. Hydrate: Give your trees and shrubs a nice long drink to hydrate them throughout the winter months. Amend: Amend your soil with manure, compost, sand, peat moss and kelp meal. Build up those nutrients! …

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Garlic-Growing Secrets Of Fall Gardeners

Garlic-Growing Secrets Of Fall Gardeners Written by: Mary Dyer Survival Gardening  [repost: http://www.offthegridnews.com/survival-gardening-2/garlic-growing-secrets-of-fall-gardeners/%5D Have you ever thought about planting garlic bulbs during fall? Garlic grown in late autumn tends to be bigger, tastier and just plain better, probably because the roots have all winter to get established before the heat of summer sets in. Plant …

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