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How to Put and Keep Weight on Your Horse

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Looking after horses can be challenging. There are so many elements to balance to keep your horse healthy. Maintaining the right weight on your horse is a major part of your responsibilities as a horse owner. For instance, without access to forage, many horses lose weight and struggle in the winter. Some horses develop illnesses that cause them

Growing Crocus: How to Care for These Early Spring Beauties

After a long winter, gardeners eagerly await the first blooms to appear in spring. Crocus plants are some of the first little flowers to start growing when the weather gets warmer. You can sometimes see the petals pop up right through the snow. It’s easy to spot the bright purple, yellow, and speckles of white among the dreary winter landscape. Not only are these flowers lovely to look at, but they attract local wildlife to your garden. They’re beloved by honey, bumble, and honey bees as the f

How to Make Ice Art to Liven Up Your Winter

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Winter is an excellent time for making artwork indoors with some warming coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. But you can create art outdoors, too. Have you ever heard of ice artwork? Unlike snow angels or snowmen, ice artwork is made using ice. You create it by freezing water in fun shapes with colors or materials added to it before it freezes. The r

How to Make and Use Whey at Home

Whey is the by-product of cheese production, but it’s extremely handy to have in the home and garden. It’s a nutritional powerhouse that can be used to feed humans and plants. But even if you aren’t making cheese, you can create your own whey at home. You’ve probably seen the powdered form at the store, but it starts out as a liquid and it’s incredibly easy to whip up. Here’s how to prepare and make the most of this fantastic food. Whey was discovered about 3000 years ago, but you’ve most lik

How To Make Crème Fraîche at Home for a Delectable Treat

Crème fraîche, French for “fresh cream,” is a popular and versatile kitchen ingredient. It adds a creamy texture and zingy flavor to numerous dishes. Even better? You can make it right at home with just a few ingredients. If you’ve been to a supermarket recently, you’ve probably noticed that crème fraîche is pricey. Making your own saves you cash, plus you can decide what goes into it. No funky, hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious ingredient and h

11 Knitting and Crochet Projects for Winter

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. When the weather gets cold and the ground is covered in frost, it’s hard to spend time outdoors. So, finding hobbies and activities that keep you busy in the winter months is essential. Knit and crochet are popular winter hobbies for a reason. They are fun and creative, but the best part is that you can get lost in a project for hours and hours!

How to Grow and Take Care of Forsythia - The Early Spring Wonder

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. The first sign that spring has arrived is when you spot eye-catching forsythia shrubs bursting with color. It’s hard to miss those vibrant yellow forsythia growing out there, especially when the rest of the world is still in winter slumber. Since 1908, when the first horticultural variety was imported into America, gardeners have been obsessed w

7 of the Best Fish For Your Backyard Pond

When you have a pond, you want to ensure that it’s full of healthy, happy fish. But how do you pick the right species? The choice of fish can be overwhelming. Therefore, depending on your pond size and volume, you must consider what fish is best for your property. Do you want large fish or small ones? Brightly colored species or something a little less flashy? How many fish can your pond hold? This article will walk you through the different species of fish and how to care for them in your bac

Growing and Caring for Tree Philodendrons

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. It’s not a tree, nor a philodendron, but whatever you call them, tree philodendrons are extremely cool to have growing in your space. These distinctive plants have massive, fenestrated leaves that you can’t miss. Due to its size, it has become a popular choice for people looking to add a dramatic plant to their collection. It’s originally from S

How to Make and Use a Miniature Indoor Greenhouse

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. You don’t need to have a huge homestead with acres of land to grow plants in a greenhouse. In fact, you don’t need any land at all. Miniature greenhouses are the perfect solution for growing humidity-loving plants indoors. Plus, they’re cute! Whether you’re looking for DIY solutions for a small apartment or you want to grow stuff indoors during

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Farm or Homestead

Nowadays, nearly everything we do operates online, from shopping to keeping up with friends and family. Whether you want to add a little income or find like-minded people, you can harness social media to promote your homestead. Using social media, you can market your produce, meat, and crafts, or attract people to come and visit your homestead. You can also find advertisers, if you get enough followers, and have a supplemental income stream. Here’s how to promote your homestead successfully on

7 Ways to Store and Preserve Meat Without Electricity

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Losing power is a regular threat on the homestead. On top of that, many of us don’t have endless room in our freezers. What happens when we have a ton of meat from hunting or the fall slaughter? There are many ways of preserving meat. When you’re storing meat without electricity, you need to preserve your meat. Otherwise, you’d end up with a cup

How to Make a Winter Nature Journal to Pass the Cold Months

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Winter is a great time of year for a lot of reasons, but if you’re passionate about gardening and the great outdoors, you might be struck by the winter blues when the cold weather rolls around. That’s where making a winter nature journal can help. Although winter seems cold and lifeless sometimes, there’s still a lot going on. Plus, it’s the ide

9 Tips for Better Sleep and More Productive Days

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Did you know a study found that a farmer’s chance of reduced stability leading to dangerous falls is 7.4 times higher when they don’t get enough sleep? Sleep is crucial to your mental and physical health. But getting enough quality sleep is easier said than done. Some people struggle to get those precious hours of rest, making gardening and home

Make Your Own Toothpaste at Home With Simple Ingredients

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Believe it or not, 4 of the 30 most common diseases are related to oral health. That’s why it’s important to take care of your teeth, and part of that is using good dental products. No need to shell out tons of cash or endure harsh chemicals, though. You can make your own toothpaste at home with just a few ingredients. With some basic ingredient

15 Ways To Keep Warm in the Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

Heating is expensive. For many people, it’s an added cost in the winter that can really stretch the budget. But you have to keep warm in the winter somehow, right? Thankfully, the following tips can help you stay warm without spending too much money on heating. In fact, most of them are free! So, grab a hot drink, and let’s dive in! The best way to distract yourself from the freezing temperatures and warm up your body is to keep busy with a list of gardening and household chores. Try to have

How to Grow and Care for Lucky Bamboo in Your Home

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Lucky bamboo plants are a popular choice as their lovely appearance adds some personality to your home. Bamboo plants are a popular symbol in feng shui and are admired in Asian cultures for their simplicity, beauty, and powerful presence. Bamboo plants are native to Africa but are found all over the world in homes and offices. The stalks are oft

The Real Cost of Starting a Homestead

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. We’ve all seen those fantastic documentaries about people who decided to live off-grid and pursue a life in nature. It’s easy to get swept up in the Instagram posts, hoping it’s as easy as taking the photos make it look. But starting a homestead comes with a heavy cost. In reality, starting a homestead takes a lot of money. You need to know prec

How to Grow Christmas Cactus and Make it Bloom

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Providing vibrant, cheerful flowers during the holidays, Christmas cactus plants are a classic choice for growing in the home. When you hear the word cactus, you probably picture a big, succulent that needs dry conditions, right? Not these plants. They grow in forests and need similar conditions to other houseplants. If you’re looking for somet

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Agave

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Agave plants are beautiful and practically maintenance-free. Once you plant them, they’ll liven up sunny, dry areas in your yard and you don’t have to do much else besides sit and watch them grow. These plants are also used to make sweetener, tequila, mescal, and more. Most home growers opt to keep them around for their ornamental value. They’re
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36 PVC DIY Projects for Your Homestead

If you are looking for new and easy projects but you don’t know where to start, here’s an idea for you: PVC DIY projects. In this article, I am going to give you 36 amazing PVC DIY projects that will show you how you can use PVC pipes in a creative way and how to make the most of a reusable product! I have divided the article into different sections, so there’s something for everyone! They can be used as a handy and reusable cage for holding up your tomatoes. You can make the cages according

9 Old Recipes Every True Homesteader Should Know

Nowadays, there always seems to be a pressure to move forward and look to the future, but sometimes it’s also nice to be present and perhaps, take some time to look back. Here are 10 old recipes that every true homesteader should know. To begin, I have some warming, wholesome dishes to heat you up in the chilly winter months. The Iroquois Indians cultivated and used the Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans) in their diet. This dish is super simple and easy to make. It consists of three main

5 Herbal Antibiotics You Can Use To Fight Infection

The flu season is already here. It is, therefore, understandable if you’re feeling anxious about catching a cold, especially as we are still living through a pandemic… Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here to help! In this post, I’m going to provide 5 herbal antibiotics to help fight against those nasty little bacteria and prevent infection so you can enjoy the end of a year with a healthy mind, body and spirit. This wonderful plant belongs to the same group as onion, leeks and shallots. You might

5 Recipes That You Can Make If You Live Fridge-Less

In the modern world, it is easy to assume that everyone has access, or has chosen to have a fridge in their kitchen… However, there are many situations that may prohibit, or force you to go fridge-less in your life. For example, there might be a power shortage in your neighborhood, or you simply don’t want to spend money on the electricity if you barely use it! Even though living without a fridge makes some things harder, like hot climates, that lead to high temperatures in the kitchen that ca

How To Make An Anti Inflammatory Herbal Jar (Pickled Purslane) %

Have you ever heard of pigweed? Pigweed, or otherwise known as Purslane and Portulaca Oleracea is a weed with red stems, luscious green leaves, and beautiful yellow flowers. Purslane is available all over the world from vineyards, fields to roadside cracks. However, this weed is not just a little piece of nature, but it is extremely nutritious and has been used in alternative medicine for many years to treat a variety of health problems including, inflammation. Similar to other weed-like green

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