How to Raise Cattle on Small Acreage? You might be worried about not having enough space on your farm to raise cattle. You can indeed raise cattle on your small farmland. Before you get too excited about this wonderful news, let me ask: "Why would you like to raise cattle?" This question will give you an answer that will assist you in planning. Cattle farming can be both … [Read more...] about How to Raise Cattle on Small Acreage? What You Need To Raise Cattle?
9 Things What To Look For In a Food Processor Before Buying: Are you looking for ways to prepare your food by grinding seeds, slicing, or mixing the dough and chopping a vegetable, then food processor will be a worthwhile option for you. This machine can save you hours of cooking by making the process easy. This is a better way of having a quality cooking experience? If you … [Read more...] about 9 Things What To Look For In a Food Processor Before Buying
Fermented Foods List: Health Benefits of Fermented Foods For a few thousand years now, people have been fermenting foods. Many of the foods — even the highly processed ones — we all (guiltily) enjoy are fermented: Chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, olives and many, many more. And while the process may seem mysterious, it is actually quite simple. Raw fermentation, the process in … [Read more...] about Fermented Foods List: Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
So, I’m terrible at doing soil tests. Every year, I think to myself, “I should get the soil tested…” And then promptly forget about it until it’s wayyyy too late and I suddenly have about 300 starts to put in the ground and resolve to do it on time next year. Because of my terrible procrastination problem, I’ve come up with a soil amendment plan that seems to work? I say … [Read more...] about My Totally Non-Scientific Soil Amendment Plan 2022
How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill? At the Lil' Suburban Homestead, we love growing our food right in our backyard, but with both of us working full time, we still buy quite a few of our groceries at the grocery store down the street. We can supplement a substantial part of our diet with farm-fresh produce right outback, especially in the warmer months in Coastal North … [Read more...] about How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill? [6 Simple Ways]
How To Kill Your Grass? Kill Unwanted Grass In Your Yard It’s about the time of year where it’s a great idea to start doing lawn maintenance. Aerating, fertilizing, seeding, trimming, edging, dethatching, etc. etc... You’ll need to spend hours of labor making sure that your lawn is the best in the neighborhood, maybe even the best in the city or county you live in, … [Read more...] about How To Kill Your Grass? Kill Unwanted Grass In Your Yard
Best Crops for Fall Gardening It’s time to get ready to plant your Fall garden! This is, at least in the South, hands down, the best time to plant a garden. In the Southern states (and other very lucky places), Fall veggies can be grown nearly through January, with the proper row covers and what not. And, you don’t have to fight disease outbreaks, insects or the oppressive … [Read more...] about Best Crops for Fall Gardening: My Favorite Seed Storing Tips
How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Dozen Eggs? A recent thread on a homesteading group in Facebook got me thinking. The question asked by a homesteader was a common one: How much should she charge per dozen for eggs? The thread garnered all sorts of answers but got me to thinking about the advice I once received from an Agronomist during a class. He said, and I … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Produce A Dozen Eggs?
Recently, I was given the privilege of writing a book about homesteading and how to do it by Skyhorse Publishing. Skyhorse contacted us about a year ago and broached the subject of publishing what came to titled Homesteading From Scratch: Building your self-sufficient homestead, start to finish. And now that I’m a full-fledged, bona fide author (I may even wind up a … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Steps to Writing a Book About Homesteading
Recently, we decided that for weed control, we were going to solarize our garden beds through the hottest part of the summer. But, as our research showed, there’s a drawback to solarizing beds: The heat and UV radiation kills beneficial microbes in the soil. So, I’ve been doing research on how to add microbes back into the soil in order to get better results for our Fall … [Read more...] about How To Add Microbes To Your Soil? | To Restore Our Soils, Feed The Microbes