Five Tips to Growing Superior Summer Vegetables
It is that time of the year to consider your summer gardens and when it comes to growing healthy, tasty tomatoes and other summer vegetables, success begins with the fundamentals.
Going Once, Going Twice, Tractor! How to Buy a Used Tractor
Buying used farm equipment at auctions can be dangerous…but with some research and you can get a helluva deal if you know what to look for
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Feeling Lost Taught One Family Useful Survival Skills
We know that Mother Nature is not always kind and more than once we have utilized our survival skills in order to survive
The After Burn: How Two Families Survived the Butte Fire of 2015
The Butte Fire burned 76,868 acres of Sierra Nevada forest in September 2015, leaving 475 homes destroyed, and two people dead in three day’s time.
For Bountiful Crops This Season, Plant Cover Crops Today
In a vegetable garden, cover crops can protect the soil from winter rains, capture nutrients, and prevent the soil from leaching excess nitrogen.
How to Get a Broadband Rural Internet Connection
Given that so much of our economic activity takes place online, the best solution to getting a quality internet connection might be the DIY path.
Become a Soil Expert By Reading the Soil Quality of Your Garden
There are many different kinds of soils being used in gardens around the United States but not every type of soil starts out great for growing plants.
Owning Chickens: How to Get Your Operation to Take Care of Itself
Devise a fool-proof system for owning chickens that automatically provides a larger-than-average backyard flock with food, water, egress and egg collection.
Choosing the Right Wood Burning Stove to Stave Off Next Winter’s Chill
Wood-burning stoves don't require electricity, winter deliveries over bad roads, or expensive fossil fuels, just stacks and stacks of firewood.