Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

My Little Black Book

By Lois Hoffman

I have a little black book and it is indispensable, not for indiscreet phone numbers, but rather for all my garden secrets, successes and failures.

How to Build a Vertical Pallet Garden for Vegetables and Herbs

Secured to a sunny wall, this recycled wooden pallet supports a whole range of edible plants such as herbs, veg, and fruit but it could also be planted with a mix of bright annual flowers and trailing leaves.

Find the Best Firewood for You

Find the best firewood types for your needs with our handy firewood BTU comparison chart.

Build Your Own Stone Fire Pit

By Annette McGivney

Follow the directions to build a wood-burning, natural gas or propane fire pit for entertaining in the backyard.


Growing Root Vegetables for your Chickens

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Plant extra root vegetables for your chickens to harvest in the fall but steer clear of a few that can be toxic to chickens.

Make your own Apple Cider Vinegar

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Did you know that you can make your own apple cider vinegar with just some apple peels and cores, sugar, water...and a bit of patience? I didn't know either until I started doing a bit of research.

Grow the Ingredients and Homebrew the Beer

By Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher

If you have a little land or even a sunny porch, you can grow enough of your own hops and herbs to make a real contribution to the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your homemade beer recipes.

Keeping Kids Safe on the Homestead

By Maggie Bullington

Sow the seeds of safety and awareness in children to reap a happy, healthy farm life.

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