Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

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Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Our Favorite Tomato Varieties to Grow in Appalachia

Years ago, when we lived in New Hampshire, I wrote about my five favorite heirloom tomato varieties. Four were varieties I planted each year after a few initial years of

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Springtime Hope: Tips for Growing Healthy Seedlings

Springtime Hope: Tips for Growing Healthy Seedlings

I think that starting seeds indoors each early spring is one of my favorite parts of gardening. It’s can still be cold and dreary, but a shelf full of tiny

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15 Perennials to Plant for Pollinators

15 Perennials to Plant for Pollinators

From the food we eat to the clothing we wear, pollinators play a vital role in our day to day lives. As you’re probably aware, they’re struggling. Pollinators today face

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16 Vegan Protein Sources that You Can Grow in Your Backyard

16 Vegan Protein Sources that You Can Grow in Your Backyard

One of the criticisms I’ve heard about vegan homesteading is that you just can’t live off vegetables. To be honest I totally get where they’re coming from. I read about

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Designing a CSA Flyer & Sign Up Sheet

Designing a CSA Flyer & Sign Up Sheet

A few weeks ago I let all of you in on one of our latest projects, the Rabbit Ridge Farm CSA. While I’e seen a lot of posts about planning

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Selecting Cut Flower Varieties for the Farm

Selecting Cut Flower Varieties for the Farm

Pickin’ wildflowers. That is it. That’s really all the experience I have with flowers. I don’t even generally like flowery things or colors. So guess who’s starting a cut flower garden

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Why We’re Starting a CSA and You Should Too!

Why We’re Starting a CSA and You Should Too!

We’re starting a CSA! Have no idea what I’m talking about? Don’t worry I gotcha covered! A CSA or community supported agriculture is a program where customers essentially invest in a

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Romanticize the Hell Outa Homesteading

Romanticize the Hell Outa Homesteading

In my usual pursuing of homestead blogs I’ve noticed this re-occuring theme. Almost all the blogs I’ve read have at some point mentioned how homesteading isn’t as romantic as it

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How We Made Our Large Garden Super Manageable

How We Made Our Large Garden Super Manageable

At our last homestead our garden was mostly a hillside. Simply out of necessity we terraced our hillside into permanent raised beds. We learned from that experience that there’s a

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The Complete Guide to Growing Comfrey

The Complete Guide to Growing Comfrey

Scott’s been hard at work on our new house site with more trees coming down every weekend. Soon it’ll be time for me to start moving some of our existing

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