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.
Putting together your own Survival Seed Bank allows you to choose your seed varieties, save some money, and increase your self reliance. Start this year with our instructions for setting up your own survival seed bank!
Learn how to preserve garlic so it won’t sprout or dry out. Save money by storing garlic in your root cellar. How to freeze, dehydrate, or pickle garlic and make your own garlic salt. Store garlic in olive oil safely with this tip.
What is a broody hen and why do you need one? Broody hens make great additions to the self reliant homestead. Here’s how to spot a broody hen, give her a good spot to nest, and the 10 best broody hen breeds for your self reliant chicken flock!