Mosquitoes can ruin time outside and transmit disease. In this post, we’ll discuss what attracts mosquitoes; natural mosquito repellents, including mosquito spray recipes; plants that repel mosquitoes; mosquito control tips for your yard, and ways to avoid getting bit. [Read more…] about Natural Mosquito Repellents That Work and Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
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Small gardens have seen big growth in recent years. From rooftop gardens to urban homesteads, people are taking back the control of their food supply by planting vegetable gardens in front yards, backyards, patios and anywhere else they have a little space – even kitchen counters. Through creative gardening techniques, people are growing enough food in a small vegetable garden to sustain their families, producing high yields in small spaces. Some even have enough left over to sell and generate an income on less than 1/10 of an acre.
If you are like me, you don’t have the luxury of living on a farm or owning acreage, but that shouldn’t stop you from growing your own food.
Here are ten garden ideas for small spaces to help you grow more food in a smaller footprint. [Read more…] about Small Garden Ideas – 10 Tips to Grow More Food in Less Space
I recently had the opportunity to review Going Off The Grid, The How-To Book Of Simple Living and Happiness by Gary Collins. We want to move off the grid, so I am reading anything I can get my hands on that deals with off grid living. The highlight of this book was the security section, as many people have the unrealistic idea that troublemakers aren't around in the country. The book is a good general introduction to building off grid. [Read more…] about Going Off The Grid, The How-To Book Of Simple Living and Happiness
This is a guest post from Amber Bradshaw of the Coastal Homestead.
I wish our first experience with a “luggable loo” had been somewhere fun like a camping trip, but unfortunately when we needed an “Emergency Relief System” (ERS) as they're called, it really was an emergency. Our toilet would not flush and there was nowhere else to go. [Read more…] about DIY Portable Toilet, Plus Tips to Get Rid of Smells
This is a guest post by Amber Bradshaw of The Coastal Homestead.
“Mistakes are a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.”
— Steve Harvey
Goats for Sale – Some Background Information
I grew up in an itty bitty town in the middle of nowhere, where kids played in grain silos, teens raced to beat the train (not a recommended past-time), and two weeks off during deer-hunting season was an excused absence from school. [Read more…] about Goats for Sale – 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Goats