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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As goatherd learns his trade by goat, so writer learns his trade by wrote. —Anonymous
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 […]
Hopefully by now you have decided to reap the benefits of keeping a farm journal. You may even have a journal to write in and a time to write in it. There is one last question to answer: What are you going to write about? There is only one important rule to remember here, and […]
Many birdwatchers enjoy keeping journals of their finds. Skimming through past entries can bring back memories of great moments with nature. Although you can easily make your own birdwatching journal, the All-Weather Birder’s Journal made by Rite in the Rain has several advantages:
How do you keep up with a farm journal? By being consistent.
Now that you have decided to keep a farm journal, you will need to decide what to keep it in.
Keeping a farm journal is a rewarding practice for beginners and experts alike. In this series, we will try to answer four critical questions about farm journals: why, what, when, and how. Enjoy! It is true that we can learn a great deal from farming books, but there is no substitute for hands-on experience. Unfortunately, […]