Raising chickens – is it trendy or is it smart? As someone who has over two decades of experience with raising chickens, I’m here to tell you it’s not as easy as it seems! Raising chickens can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to provide your family with fresh eggs and meat. However, the initial investment and ongoing expenses can quickly add up.
Did you know that the average yearly cost to keep just six chickens is over $600? But if you’re smart about it, there are plenty of ways to raise chickens on a budget! And of course we’re going to talk about ways to reduce your expenses withoutsacrificing the health and well-being of your feathered flock.
Are you dreaming of a garden that always looks like a page from a glossy home decor magazine? A garden that blooms all year long and adds color and life to your outdoor space? Perennial flowers are the answer to your wishes. These plants come back year after year, and if you choose the right ones, you’ll have blooms from early spring to late fall.
In this article, we’ll explore some of my favorite perennial plants that will keep your garden blooming no matter the season. From classic beauties like peonies and daylilies to more exotic varieties like Russian sage and hellebores, I’ll give you plenty of ideas to help you create a stunning garden. Plus the pollinators will love you for it!
One of the best ways to save money is to save seeds! Now only does this mean you’re growing your own food, but you’re not spending $3+/packet for new seeds every year. Not to mention there’s something really cool about the idea of passing down seeds that have been growing in your garden for years (if not decades!) In this article, we will cover the top seed saving techniques that will help you get the most out of your garden. From wet to dry seed saving, storing your seeds, testing your seeds, to sharing them, we will guide you on everything you need to know to become a seed-saving expert.
Do you dream of having a gorgeous garden with healthy plants and bumper yields? Then you already know that healthy soil is the key to success. But how can you make sure your soil is up to par, and what can you do to boost its health? In this article, we’ll give you easy tips and tricks to help you understand your soil, add organic matter, test its pH, use cover crops, and even ideas on how you can amend your soil and make your own fertilizer.
With just a few simple steps, you’ll create a thriving garden that will provide you with fresh, nutrient-packed produce and stunning flowers. Let’s dig in!
Kitchen scrap gardening is a must for those looking to live frugal. As the world gets more expensive and things gets more processed, it’s an act of radical rebellion to grow your own food. Anything that makes your grocery bill smaller while helping to plump up your meals is a win in my book!
We recently moved to a new house and I was so excited to set up a new garden area…only to find that slugs were taking over! There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and money to grow a garden only for it to be destroyed by slugs. Slugs may seem harmless, but they can cause serious damage to your plants if left unchecked.