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.
This recipe for orange cream chocolates is decadent, rich, and hard to resist! Do you wish you could make your own gourmet chocolates from scratch and save some money? It may sound difficult, but these creamy chocolates are easy to make and you can add a different flavor.
Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. The high cost of groceries or a lack of nutritious produce in your area may have you wondering how to provide healthy meals for your family. Starting a community garden with other like-minded people might be the answer you’re looking for!
Plants that attract pollinators to your garden are a great addition to your yard or homestead. Many of our food plants will not produce a harvest for our tables without pollination. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and many other insects travel from flower to flower looking for nectar and pollen to consume. In the process, they pollinate countless flowers.
Select the best fruit and nut trees for your homestead orchard before you order or plant! Fruit and nut trees take several years to bear fruit and may provide you with harvests for years to come. Plan ahead for best results.
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!