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Chickens that Lay Blue Eggs

I love having chickens that lay blue eggs. Collecting a colorful basket of eggs makes homesteading more fulfilling. There aren’t that many chickens breeds that lay blue eggs, but they’re worth adding to your flock. Because we prefer to keep chicken breeds for eggs, it’s a nice benefit that the breeds that lay blue eggs […]

Fresh Cherry Recipes other than Cherry Pie

Fresh cherry recipes are so tasty I still remember the first year we tried homesteading because there was a large 30 foot cherry tree. That summer was the first time we harvested and enjoyed fresh cherries, and we preserved them whole. The left over canning cherry flavored juice was divine and we enjoyed it warm […]

What is a Homestead?

What is a Homestead? If you’re asking this question you’ve likely heard that term around. Maybe you want to homestead, or maybe you want to understand what it all means. Many people envision a homestead with pioneer living or Little House on the Prairie books. Homesteading is a lifestyle choice that changes the dynamic of […]

Growing Zucchini and Summer Squash

Growing Zucchini and Summer Squash is easy It’s one of those great crops that you need to harvest from every day or two otherwise they become huge. Over-sized zucchini and summer squash are called marrows, and are still great for many recipes. I often freeze shredded zucchini marrows once they’ve reached a large size. Zucchini […]

Grow Bachelor Buttons (Cornflowers)

Bachelor buttons (also called cornflowers) are a magical looking flower They look like fairy dresses These flowers are very easy to grow and are drought tolerant. They’ll bloom most of summer, and even into fall as a come and cut again flower. They make a great addition to your summer blooming cutting flower garden. Bees absolutely […]

Cosmos Flowers: Perfect for the Cutting Flower Garden

Cosmos flowers are easy to grow and bloom most of summer They come in a wide range of colors, from yellow cosmos, to white, shades of pink, maroon and even striking bi-color. In this post I’ll share some of the colors that cosmos flowers can be and what they need to grow. Cosmos flowers are […]