Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

7 Tips for Preparing Your Farm for Fall Festivals

By Megan Wild

Festivals are a great way to earn extra income on unused land. Check out these tips for preparing your land!

A Hugelkultur Update

By Jennifer Quinn

Two seasons ago in the fall I began building some hugelkultur beds, and this year I’m beginning to reap the benefits.

Locating Your House and Passive Solar Energy

By Cynthia Brownell

Part three of a series of blogs about setting up your homestead and locating your home. This post looks at the orientation of your home and how it affects your heating and cooling.


Best Practices for Field Drainage

By Megan Wild

If you're looking to improve your crop yield, the first place you should look is your field. Here are some tips to improve field drainage!

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary…How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Mary Niehaus Ralles

Growing in the garden, in life, and with my kids as well.

Wildflowers and an Herb Container

By Jennifer Quinn

The ideal spot for my herb container turned out to be right next to the house, where I had planned a strip of perennial wildflowers and grasses.

Rough Fleabane in a Pinch

By Lyssa McKenry

How to use rough fleabane and other spring "weeds" around the home.