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Articles about organic gardening, from-scratch recipes and food preservation techniques and tutorials.

The Principles of Permaculture (And How to Make Them Work For You!)

Knowing how to apply the principles of permaculture to your property can make your homestead more productive with less effort on your part. But first you have to understand what the principles of permaculture are and, of course, what permaculture...

How to Make Kombucha At Home

  I’m not gonna lie: when I first decided to learn how to make kombucha at home, I was feeling pretty intimidated. I had never done any fermenting before and, just like with learning any new skill, I feared I would mess it up or make my...

4 Ways to Preserve Herbs At Home

Every year without fail, I wait until the last possible moment to harvest and preserve everything out of our garden, including my herbs. Sure, I harvest things throughout the season to eat or enjoy fresh, but when it comes to preserving (as with many other things),...
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Okay, I’m just gonna come out and say it: I’m a total sucker for pumpkin spice. Call me #basic, but it’s the truth. In fact, I’m all about everything fall: the colours, the coziness, the sweater weather, and yes, pumpkins and pumpkin spice....

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How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

The number one secret to success for any home gardener lies in having good soil. No, scratch that… It lies in BUILDING good soil. Because even if you start out with the best soil on Earth, if you continue to grow in the same soil season after season without amending...

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How to Grow Spices At Home

How to Grow Spices At Home

When I first learned that there was someone successfully growing spices like ginger, turmeric, cumin and vanilla at home in North Carolina, my mind was honestly blown. I had honestly never considered it could even be possible to grow "exotic"...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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