Fix It with This DIY Fabric Softener
Living with hard well water is...well, hard! Toilets with stained bowls and spots on dishes are just some issues hard water can bring, but another downside to living on a well is the yellowing whites and smelly laundry! Yuck!
What is a homesteader to do?!
With summertime finally here, now is the perfect opportunity to cultivate your garden. From planting various herbs to caring for vegetables, there are a lot of delicious crops to be harvested. While you may be looking forward to incorporating fresh produce into your meals, pests and animals can often wreak havoc on garden spaces devouring crops before they are done growing.
If you’re looking for ways to prevent animals from eating your garden and summertime produce, I partnered with RedFin and gardening experts across North America, from San Juan Capistrano, CA to Richmond, BC, to share their best tips for keeping your garden free from pests. Read on to see what they have to say.
Simple recipe for DIY Board Butter
Wood kitchen tools add warmth and texture to your home. They also require some extra love and care to prolong their life and beauty.
How to Start Seeds Indoors
Tips for a Successful Garden!
Is seed starting a frustrating experience? I would gather all my supplies, ripe with excitement for spring, only to be disappointed when my tiny seedling soon died. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong.
I had almost given up on the entire notion that I could start a garden indoors and therefore give myself a head start. After consulting a few garden friends, I was able to up my seed starting game and turns out I'm actually pretty good at it! As a zone 5 gardener, this was a major victory!
Easy Potting Soil Recipe
Start your seeds in this DIY mix!
There are so many options in the world of potting soil; seed starting mix, extended release fertilizer blend, veggie garden mix...the list goes on! I have found a simple recipe that works well in a pot indoors or to start my seeds in the spring. This recipe is not only easy, but it will same some money too (and what homesteader isn't thrifty??).
You will find many recipes online for seed starting mix or potting soil. My version contains just three sustainable ingredients.
Francesca, wife and mother of three, eagerly shares day-to-day life on her ten acre farm in northern Colorado.