Are you effective or just busy? It’s very easy to fall into the busyness trap. You’re churning and getting stuff done. Feed and water the chickens, feed and water the sheep, feed and water the kids! There are times when things get jumbled in your mind. “I need to trim the hops back”, “I […]
Who is this workshop for? Those interested in learning how to humanely, cleanly and efficiently process poultry. And those who are looking for a small business opportunity. We started out processing our own poultry and in an effort to help us pay for the equipment we started taking on a few other people’s birds. In […]
Before you go and grab a can of insecticide to kill those pesky yellow jackets have you considered the fact that they eat aphids, flies, caterpillars and grasshoppers? In many ways they are beneficial. Their omnivorous nature lends itself well to eating the soft bodied structure of the dreaded aphid for example. They also […]
Before we moved to the mountains of idaho I made yogurt, I made bread from freshly ground grains, I even made kombucha and kefir water, we’ve even tried our hand at brewing beer but honestly, none of it was second nature. First of all, I was definitely afraid of making a mistake and either wasting […]
Making bread is a valuable skill. If nothing else it makes me feel accomplished. Seriously, I take wheat, water, yeast, honey, salt and turn it into something edible and delicious – I think I should wear a Wonder Woman outfit in the kitchen on those days (that, however, could become a distraction, so I digress)!
In this farewell episode Monica and I discuss the reasons we’re closing the podcast and share the exciting upcoming plans for the prepared homestead.
Just a few tips for Winter. Add your own in the comments!
https://youtu.be/d9uzbOnJj0E A quick video showing our fresh greens production: Swiss chard, arugalu, spinach, kale, and a few types of lettuce. One of the best books we know of on season extension: Four Season Harvest Affiliate link.
https://youtu.be/_xdcmPfprVk This video covers the pros and cons of using the “natural” germination method. Check out this book on plant Propagation and these grow lights to get you started. Affiliate links.
https://youtu.be/9u29VdKkTGA This video talks about using grow lights for Germination and the cost of growing in this manner. You have to consider all costs including: energy, seeds, replacement cost for equipment, pots, potting soil etc… Check out this book! and these grow lights. Affiliate links.