Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.
In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.
The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
Growing chicken fodder for your flock is a great way to supplement their feed. Sprout grains and other seeds to increase their nutrition, especially in winter! Here’s what to grow, and what NOT to grow for your hens.
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place every February and helps give ornithologists the big picture on bird populations all around the world. Be a part of the project by taking 15 minutes, or more, to observe the bird species in your backyard this weekend!
All Natural Peppermint Patties…Yum! This all-natural peppermint patty recipe is a delicious treat to make for a special occasion, or as a replacement for store bought candy! I love peppermint… Read more »
Companion planting can be a great way to increase yields and reduce pests and disease. However, not all of the charts and guides out there are based on science. Let’s take a closer look at the proven methods and ditch the hype!