Every country boy needs a good truck. We’ve had a truck in some form or fashion ever since, so when I had the opportunity to review the 2016 Toyota Tacoma I said absolutely!
A Different Kind of Self-Sufficient
We have learned a lot about ourselves, about what being self-sufficient really means, and the direction we’re headed.
Tiered Whiskey Barrel Strawberry Planter DIY
You can plant this with anything – strawberries, herbs, salsa garden, gorgeous seasonal flowering plants, even a full vegetable garden if your space is limited.
Potager Gardens for Effortless Low-Maintenance Year-Round Garden Color
A well-designed potager is a functional family vegetable garden eloquently disguised as an ornamental flower bed.
How to Make Delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
It’s the season for pumpkin everything. During the time from Halloween to Thanksgiving, the pumpkin craze extends far beyond pie. From lattes to pumpkin-flavored craft beer, the pumpkin has taken off in the world of food. But what about the lowly and rather slimy pumpkin seed? Here’s how to make this slimy seed into a […]
How to Plant Your Survival Garden
In case of a survival situation, where you could no longer rely on a trip to the grocery store for food, it’s a good idea to prepare for a survival garden. If you and your family were facing a scenario where you had to grow food to maintain a well-rounded diet, your ability to plant, tend and harvest from a survival garden preparation would be a key factor.
Planning a Vegetable Garden with Meals in Mind
Now that I’m looking at expanding our garden, I want to keep in mind my meal plans as I choose which vegetables to grow. Here are a few ideas I’m going to try!
25 Herbs You Can and Should Grow in Your Kitchen Garden
These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
Must-Have Garden Tools for Summer Maintenance
Sometimes a gardener just needs the right tools for the right job. Summer gardening is tough enough so make the job easier with these tools. These tools are the must have tools for summer gardening to help beat the heat, fight the weeds and water efficiently.
Adding Beautiful Flowering Shrubs to Your Yard #LowesCreator
Part of my garden makeover included adding new flowering shrubs and bird-friendly trees to our landscape. Here are three plants I added to my landscape that you’ll find right in your local Lowe’s garden center. Save money, add color, and enjoy a beautiful landscape.
Make An Indoor Worm Bin For Your Compost
Do you have worms?This may not sound like polite conversation, but if you’re a gardener or a composting enthusiast, you’ll likely give a happy and affirmative answer to this question. Along with other invertebrates that eat decaying plants, earthworms are extraordinarily helpful garden animals. They turn those old plants into soil, helping to liberate nutrients […]
6 Gardening Books for Kids
I grew up on a farm, and I remember the shock of some of our young friends when they found out that we ate food we raised ourselves. Kids of the past few generations are more and more out of touch with where there food comes from. One way to remedy this is to include […]