Holiday shopping is tough and my family found it hard to buy me things as gifts recently because they didn’t know what I would like. My husband bought 3 pairs of wellies for me to wear in winter around the homestead but none of them were right! So to aid my family and anyone else who has homesteading friends here is homesteader gift guide for the winter holiday of your celebration or any other time of the year! There’s sure to be something for the homesteader, knitter, brewer, gardener, crafter, carpenter or novice smithy in your life! Read More
Misfit Gardening Blog
A keyhole bed can help maximize your growing space, create microclimates and can be part of a beautiful garden design. Read on to find out more about a keyhole bed. Read More
I’ve done it; my seeds are bought for next year and it was only 14 September! The best bit is, I have planned my garden and the seed purchase based on the next 3 years of growing produce for my family. Planning a garden for self sufficiency need not be a daunting it can be a fun and delicious adventure!
Do you need to winterize your chicken coop? Do you own a store bought chicken coop? I’ll show you in this post will show you how to insulate a prefab chicken coop for less than $10.
Growing garlic is really easy and fall is the right time to get garlic planted in your garden. In this post I’m going to show you how to grow garlic both organically and biodynamically so you can have a great harvest of homegrown garlic next year. Read More
There are plenty of animals which are suitable for a backyard homestead. Take a look at 8 livestock options which are available to urban homesteaders depending on where you live.
Culling chickens may be unthinkable to some urban homesteaders who view their flock as pets and part of the family. Find out why we decided to kill a chicken from our small backyard flock. This post does not show any killing or processing of animals. It talks about the killing process and why we culled a bird. Reader discretion is advised.