Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

What to Consider Before You Embrace an Off-Grid Lifestyle

By Elena Smith

Living an off-grid lifestyle is more than just a trend, it's becoming an increasingly popular way of life. Follow these shortcuts to successfully live an off-grid life.


What to Consider When Adding Wind or Solar Power to Your Property

By Dr. Ed Brotak

Learn how to assess your property’s weather conditions to determine if you’re in the right location for wind- or solar-power setups.


Roof Replacement on Rural Buildings

By Tim Nephew

Lick that leakin’ roof by learning about different options for your structures, and then learn how to put a new roof over a worn one.


Rockin' Nature

By Lois Hoffman

Nature provides with everything we need to to be a successful gardener without resorting to harmful chemicals.


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5 Off Grid Homesteading Challenges to Plan For Now

By Sarita Harbour

Do you dream of homesteading off the grid? I did. And while the rewards are many, so are the challenges. Here are five challenges to consider when it comes to an off grid homestead plus what we're doing to make it work.


Heirloom Watermelon Varieties

By Lawrence Davis-Hollander

Depending on your area, one of these heirloom watermelon varieties may hold the key to a delicious summertime treat.


Outdoor Hay Storage Solutions

By Tim Nephew

From hay tarps to proper stacking techniques, here’s how to best store your hay outdoors to maximize quality and longevity.


Food Preservation Doesn’t Have To Be Go Big or Go Home

By Cheryl in Texas

Is the thought of growing or preserving your own food overwhelming? I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to “Go Big or Go Home.”



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