6 Top Chicken Breeds for Small Spaces

Different chicken breeds have different space requirements. Chicken owners with large farmers or homesteads don’t need to worry about the breed they select, but backyard homesteaders need to pick chicken breeds for small spaces. Picking breeds with smaller space requirements will keep your flock happen, which means happy chickens. Happy chickens lay eggs, which isRead more

15 Things You Should Never Compost

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Did you know there are things you should never compost? Composting reduces trash output and provides an excellent soil amendment for gardens. Compost adds nutrients back into your soil, but not everything belongs there. In fact, understanding what not to put in a compost ensures that the end product is safe for your garden use.Read more

6 Reasons Your Tomatoes Aren’t Ripening

Tomatoes are my arch nemesis. I work hard each year to plant enough tomato plants to provide the right amount of tomatoes I need for canning. Without fail, something goes wrong. Sometimes, my tomatoes don’t turn red. One day, blight infected my tomatoes. It’s always something. For me, I like to find the answer toRead more

Canning Green Beans: How to Can Green Beans at Home

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Canning green beans at home is easier than you imagine, but make sure you have a pressure canner! We are in the middle of prime green bean season, where our plants are overflowing. Canning green beans allow you to put them up for casseroles and easy side dishes later in the year. Canning green beansRead more