Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
My son runs in the house with a big smile and a new discovery from the garden. "Dad, Dad I have a new pet, can I keep him?" "What did you find son?" He shows me a 4 inch long green Hornworm that make most gardeners cry out with fear. Then I take a dreaded walk to my tomato plant on which he has just found his new pet and see what I expected. Oh no, what is happening to my plants? Look at the holes in the leaves! How hungry are these critters? And why the heck does this huge caterpillar with…Continue
Added by Chad R on September 13, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
The Happy Homesteader
Well, for most of us gardeners, around this time of year we begin to include the daily garden chore of bug hunting. For me it includes a small bucket with a couple of inches of soapy water in the bottom and my gardening gloves because I hate touching bugs! I go out first thing in the morning because that is when I can find the most pests. I go down the veggie garden and each time I see a bug that is bothering my…Continue
The Happy Homesteader Blog
Last week I offered a challenge to new farm dreamers. The goal was to help you figure out if you have what it takes to pursue your farmsteading dream by picturing yourself in a dramatic real-life situation. I wrote about how even modern day homesteaders need a large dose of fortitude to overcome the adversities of living off the land.
For the modern day homesteader however, we've not only got to be…Continue