Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

To Mow or not to Mow?

By Jennifer Quinn

As an organic gardener, I’m often in a state of conflict about mowing. It provides a good source or organic matter and probably helps with weed and pest control. But with all the other work on the homestead, is it really that pressing?


November To-Do Things

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about cleaning garden bed 4, harvesting and eating squash, installing a dishwasher, and preparing to clean out a main line drain.


Homesteading on a Budget: Broke Like Me

By Denise

The beginning of the start of a from-scratch homestead on a tight budget.


Gardening in November 2017

By Nebraska Dave

This post is about continuing fence repair and another garden bed cleanup.


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Plant It and They Will Husk

By Lois Hoffman

The Indiana State Corn Husking Contest keeps old farm traditions alive, promotes family fun, and offers a fun way for all ages to "show their stuff!"


Unforeseen Costs

By Jennifer Quinn

A reflection on the unanticipated costs of starting and maintaining a modern homesteading venture.


Unfarmable Land? Not So Fast!

By Megan Wild

Not all land is made the same. Here's what you can do if you find yourself with tough-to-farm land.


An Overlooked Bounty

By Jennifer Quinn

For the first time since moving to Panther's Hollow I collected the black walnuts that fall on the slope behind my house. Now I'm looking forward to the luxury of free walnuts this winter.