Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Portable Electric Fences on the Farm

Oscar H. Will III

Temporary electric fences are easy on the animals, easy on the land and easy on you.   

Cut Your Heating Bill

Deborah R. Huso

Reduce the amount of warm air escaping from your home to cut your heat bill by insulating the ceiling well, replacing or sealing windows and doors.

Skills You Can Start Developing Now for Your Dream Homestead

By Lauren Dorsey

Check out this brief overview of several skills, from sawing to tree identification, that you can start working on now!

Eureka! Success with Fallowing, Raised Beds & Fall Gardening

By Sarah Joplin

Join one blogger as she shares the benefits of several gardening methods: fallow, raised beds, and fall gardens.


Composting 101

By Lois Hoffman

Take advantage of a free, valuable resource by starting your own compost. Learn what method is best for you and what elements to incorporate.

ATV and UTV Turned Snowplow

Use your ATV/UTV to keep pathways, lanes, and corrals relatively snow-free with the right attachment and accessories. The better you manage snow around your place, the more work (and play) you can get out of your UTV when winter settles in.

Chicks, Cleaning, And Canning

By Keba M Hitzeman

The weather is cooling off, and there is still much to do before winter. We’ve recently received a batch of chicks, and have been busy canning foods, cleaning up around the farm, and getting the garlic in the ground.

Growing Veggies in Fall and Winter

By Marie James

Did you know that in almost any climate you can grow fresh salad greens and other veggies throughout the fall and winter? Here are some basics about cold-season gardening.

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