5 Tips for Improving Your Writing

5 Tips for Improving Your Writing

Writing is a valuable communication skill, no matter what we do in life. Just to name a few of the uses a small farmer might have for writing: Writing posts and pages for an agripreneurial website. Blogging about country living. Writing a how-to book for future generations of farmers. Writing a business letter. Keeping a detailed farm journal. Looking to improve your writing skills? Allow … Continue reading 5 Tips for Improving Your Writing

5 Handy Resources for Writers

5 Handy Resources for Writers

Every writer has a preferred modus operandi, including diverse details such as when we write, where we write, and what we use to write. For those of you who write in a research-intensive style or genre, here are a few tools that can make your life easier: Microsoft OneNote. And its equivalent, Evernote. You will doubtless have your own preferences about the connectivity of the … Continue reading 5 Handy Resources for Writers

Zotero

Zotero

If you have ever tried to compile a bibliography by hand, you know that it is not an easy task, even with a small bibliography. Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) offers a free, simple, and effective solution to all of you writers out there. Zotero allows users to compile collections of research material: Blog posts. Books. Conference papers. Dictionary entries. Interviews. Journal articles. Letters. Maps. Patents. Statutes. Theses. … Continue reading Zotero

Scrivener

Scrivener

If you enjoy research and writing, you are probably always on the lookout for a better way to keep track of information. Scrivener is an outstanding program that can help. As for telling you what Scrivener can do, it’s hard for us to know where to start, since it can do so much. First off, Scrivener is an excellent way to organize research materials. You … Continue reading Scrivener

Scribus

Scribus

You don’t need a pricey suite of software to turn out professional-looking documents to represent your business.  If you are motivated and reasonably artistic, you can use Scribus, a powerful open source desktop publishing program freely available to everybody, to design flyers, brochures, and more for your farm or other enterprise. Scribus was developed to produce print-ready PDFs.  It combines all of the tools you … Continue reading Scribus

The Family Garden Journal

New Compact Family Garden Journal Available

The Family Garden Journal published by Homestead on the Range is now better than ever! We have released a new compact edition that is easier to carry, but still contains plenty of room for logging your family’s daily plans, observations, and harvests. Develop your green thumb while creating a keepsake: Start by planning for success with our Step-by-Step Gardening Guide. Check items off of your … Continue reading New Compact Family Garden Journal Available

A Kid's EcoJournal Series

A Kid’s EcoJournal Series

If your children love the outdoors and also love to write, they may enjoy A Kid’s EcoJournal series by Toni Albert. There are four of these books (spring, summer, fall, and winter), but they all follow a similar format. After some tips on exploring and writing about nature comes space for entries. Each entry has blank lines for writing, a selection from the author’s nature … Continue reading A Kid’s EcoJournal Series

5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies

5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies

If your children are interested in farm-related topics, you may be looking for ways to feed those hungry minds. DIYHomeschooler.com offers free—but high-quality—units on a wide range of subjects. Each unit is packed with information, activities, notebooking pages, and books to read. Below we have picked out five units and activities of particular interest to homesteading families: Explore the Farm Tour a dairy parlor, view … Continue reading 5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies