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Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way!
No matter where you live, no matter what your country living interests are, you must have a copy of this book. This may seem like an exaggeration or an overzealous endorsement. Rest assured, it’s not. You will see why once you start using it on your own farm. The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What toContinue reading “The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner”
Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.
The pros, cons, and best application for popular mulches, organic and inorganic.
For whatever reason, finding quality potting soil is very difficult anymore. Most brands seem to harbor diseases, weed seeds, and bug eggs. And the nonstandard brands frequently appear to be nothing more than poor-quality topsoil dug up from the “manufacturer’s” backyard! In light of this dilemma, we currently recommend Black Gold organic potting soil. NotContinue reading “Black Gold Organic Potting Soil”
Twelve books to stretch your paradigm and inspire you for a new year of country living.
Soil color can be a useful tool for evaluating a garden site. If you have dark brown or black soil, great! However, other colors will work with care.
How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.
How a little math can help you build your best compost pile ever.