Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Winter Homestead Happenings in North Texas

By Faithful Homesteader

Things are busy on the homestead as we await spring. The chickens are active, and we are seeing signs of spring.

How to Remove Snow 3 Different Ways

Learn how to tackle ice and snow with implements you might already have ā€“ a front blade, a rear blade, and a materials bucket.

Spring and Summer Garden Preparations

By Faithful Homesteader

I'm looking forward to growing some new things this year. But we do need to doggie proof the garden for the first time.

The Joy of Growing Maypops

By Andrew Moore

Introduce this hardier relative of tropical passionfruit to your property, and enjoy beautiful blooms and delicious fruit on a native plant.


Design a Potager Garden

Story and photos by Kate St. Cyr

Bring beauty and productivity to your landscape by creating a personalized kitchen garden with vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals all in one space.

The Beginning Beekeeper: How Many Hives Should I Start With?

By Liz Fulghum

Getting started with beekeeping? Don't start with just one hive. Learn why having two or three colonies can help make your first season successful.

How to Afford Your Homestead

By Jessi Spring

Easy tips to save money and begin building the farm you want.

the basics of choosing firewood...

By Mary Murray

Firewood is a must in our part of the Midwest during a hard winter...but which wood makes a good fire?

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