Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy garden or landscape. Here is how to cultivate good soil by adding organic matter, composting, growing cover crops, practicing no till gardening, and more.
Hatching incubator recommendation from The Micro Farm Project. Based on our experience, this is the best value in forced air incubators for small farms and urban farms.
Wicking bed gardens water from the bottom up! Conserves water, saves time, and is great for your plants.
Do you remember Pinky Tuscadero from the hit television show "Happy Days?" As a kid, she was one of my favorite characters, with her bright pink jacket and sassy attitude. So when one of my favorite growers arrived at...
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Strawberries are easy to grow in a garden. Here is how to plant and care for strawberries, which varieties to choose, and when to harvest. Also, how to freeze them and make strawberry jam.
How to plant, grow and harvest horseradish, home remedies using horseradish, and sauce and relish recipes.
Bone broth is economical, healthy and easy to make. Here is a recipe for homemade bone broth for soups.
We have all experienced the misery of the common cold and flu. And once you have contracted one of these common ailments, there is no known cure, other than the amazing action of our own immune systems. However, nature...
Corn found in the market is typically yellow or white, with the exception of ornamental corn sold in the fall for decorating. It may be surprising to discover that corn varieties come in all colors.
Homemade potica or povitica is a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert. It also make s a wonderful gift. Here is an easy recipe for potica bread.
Make delicious Norwegian lefse bread using leftover mashed potatoes, flour and butter. Substitute gluten-free flour for a delicious, healthier holiday treat. Here's the recipe.
Make Dr. Who paper crafts. Patterns for the TARDIS, the Doctor, K-9, Rose Tyler, Amelia Pond, the cybershade mask and more. Links to papercraft supplies, too.
The Christmas Lima Bean, originally from Peru, dates back to the 1840s when it was highly popular in the southwestern region of the US for its ease of growth, abundant production, and storage capabilities. The bean,...
Who can resist creamy fudge during the holidays! For those with gluten or lactose, however, enjoying fudge now can mean gastric distress later. Gluten free fudge is easy to make, and comes out creamy and delicious every...
What could be nicer than colorful blooms in the dead of winter? Many bulbs can be forced to grow indoors when it is cold outside. The key is to trick the bulbs into thinking that winter has passed and spring has...
Clean and disinfect your cutting board naturally, and make your own non-toxic homemade wood polish and conditioner that is safe for contact with food.
Safe, organic and beautiful vintange milk paint finishes and recipes.
Several years ago, we had the good fortune of being temporarily broke during the holiday season. We asked our children to make a decision: would they prefer to have presents on Christmas morning or traditional Norwegian...
Water harvesting is a great way to save money on utilities and conserve water. If you live in a hot climate, you can easily collect the condensate water from your air conditioner.
Making a chicken nesting box is simple. If you have a plastic tub, you can make a comfortable nesting box in which hens can lay backyard eggs.
Make an easy solar box cooker, learn how solar cooking works, and try a few solar recipes.
How to repurpose an old wine crate as a good looking and environmental herb container.
Coturnix or Japanese quail are a great option for people who don't have space for chickens to have fresh eggs and meat.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
Want to start an urban farm, or curious about homesteading in town? Here's how one family grows food and raises livestock on a city lot.
Ginger ale is so delicious and refreshing. It works miracles against nausea and stomach upset, and is also beneficial in fighting colds and flu. Studies show that ginger is effective in reducing morning sickness and...
Rosemary focaccia is as lovely as it is delicious, and it makes the kitchen smell heavenly. This bread compliments soups and Italian dishes. The recipe is simple, and can easily be doubled (freeze the extra loaf for...
Do you love CPK as much as I do? When I was expecting my second child, I couldn't get enough of their thin crust pizzas and would have visited CPK every day if we could have afforded it. To satisfy my cravings without...
Is keeping chickens for you? Would you like to have fresh eggs daily? Here are the questions to ask, how to select breeds, and how to raise chicks in a brooder.
Grape jelly is a definite American favorite. Though it is delicious, it can get boring! Rev up the grape jelly in your pantry with this recipe that has a surprisingly delicious twist.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and taste delicious picked fresh from the garden. Here is a guide to planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting tomatoes.
How to select, plant, water, fertilize and harvest fruit from citrus trees. Also, identifying and protecting trees from common pests and diseases.
If you don't have space for a garden, you can grow food in a sunny window or on a patio in containers. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, greens and flowers are easy to grow in garden pots.