The Best Honey Bee Hive Winter Insulation Tips

The Best Honey Bee Hive Winter Insulation Tips

Before starting your honey bee hive Winter insulation, check out these simply, yet important, tips. As the Winter months settle in and cold weather becomes the norm, honey bee colonies face their biggest challenge: surviving the cold temperatures while maintaining...
15 Different Types of Fuzzy Succulents

15 Different Types of Fuzzy Succulents

Among the myriad textures and shapes that succulents can take, there’s a particular category that stands out for its unique charm — the different types of fuzzy succulents. If you’re a succulent enthusiast, you likely appreciate the diverse and captivating...
How Cold is Too Cold for Succulents

How Cold is Too Cold for Succulents

Now that Winter is upon us, you may be asking “How cold is too cold for succulents”. Succulents, with their diverse array of species, have captured the hearts of plant and garden enthusiasts worldwide. Yet, a common concern among succulent lovers is...
Is Peat Moss Good for Succulents

Is Peat Moss Good for Succulents

Next on our succulent series, we’re answering the popular question, “Is peat moss good for succulents”, Succulents, with their captivating array of shapes and resilience, have garnered immense popularity among plant enthusiasts. Achieving optimal...
Can Cacti and Succulents Be Planted Together?

Can Cacti and Succulents Be Planted Together?

Many succulents lovers want to know “can cacti and succulents be planted together?”. Today, in our series on succulents, we are answering this popular question for you. Succulent plants are celebrated for their hardiness and unique beauty. Their fleshy...
The Best Succulents for Full Hot Sun

The Best Succulents for Full Hot Sun

When it comes to selecting the best succulents for full hot sun, it’s essential to consider their natural habitat and adaptability to intense heat and bright sunlight. Succulent plants, known for their fleshy leaves and unique shapes, are native to various...
Can Succulents Take Full Sun

Can Succulents Take Full Sun

Can succulents take full sun? It’s a common question among gardening enthusiasts and a topic of interest for those looking to cultivate these hardy and captivating plants. Succulent plants have been all the rage in the gardening world for quite some time now....
Where are Succulents Found in Nature?

Where are Succulents Found in Nature?

Plant lovers, like yourself, often ask “where are succulents found in nature?”. Succulent plants, renowned for their water-storing capabilities and distinctive appearances, flourish in diverse natural habitats worldwide. From arid deserts to mountainous...
What Do Moles Do To Your Lawn?

What Do Moles Do To Your Lawn?

When we first moved into our home, we knew we had extensive damage and mole hills in our yard. If you’re wondering “what do moles do to your lawn?”, let us explain. In this post, we’ll cover all you need to know about what moles do to your...
Organic Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Organic Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Organic freeze dried emergency food is an important part of emergency preparedness. The most common situations where you may use emergency rations are natural disasters like a bad snowstorm, hurricane, or tornado. In the case of one of these disasters, you may not be...
10 Health Benefits of Goldenrod

10 Health Benefits of Goldenrod

You may be surprised to learn there are many benefits of Goldenrod. Goldenrod is another one of those plants, like dandelions, that may be growing in your yard or garden that you would probably consider a weed. In full bloom, goldenrod flowers are bright yellow....
Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Welcome to the homesteading section of the blog. Today, Heather, from Belted Oaks Farm, is sharing her best tips on water bath canning. As a beginner canner, herself, she wants you to learn what she has learned from others, and feel confident in your journey to home...
6 Ways for Preserving Food at Home

6 Ways for Preserving Food at Home

Today’s guest author, Heather from Second Chance Farm, is going to share common ways of preserving food. Enjoy! You have been busy in your garden this spring and summer. Chances are, you are now in the midst of harvesting and preserving food.  This time of...
Plantain Salve Recipe: How to Make Healing Ointment

Plantain Salve Recipe: How to Make Healing Ointment

My sweet friend, Heather, from Second Chance Farm, is writing this article to share her plantain salve recipe with y’all! At the end of the post, I will share more of her homesteading articles that you will enjoy. What is Plantain Leaf? Plantain is one of the...
20 Benefits of Raising Chickens | Pros and Cons

20 Benefits of Raising Chickens | Pros and Cons

In the past few years, many people have become interested in the benefits of raising chickens. Adorable chicken coop designs, enticing colorful egg pictures, and people being obsessed with their chickens entices more people to become backyard chicken owners. Are you...
20 Best Shoes for Landscaping

20 Best Shoes for Landscaping

Here are some of the best shoes for landscaping to help you tackle your outdoor projects. Creating an outdoor oasis or beautifying your backyard takes a lot of hard work. But, ask any landscaping pro, and they’ll tell you that having the right tools for the job makes...
21 Best Gardening Books for Beginners

21 Best Gardening Books for Beginners

Before you start digging, check out these best gardening books for beginners. Here, you will find a collection of books that will help everyone from apartment gardeners to organic vegetable gardeners. Free Succulents Care Guide Do you want all of the best succulent...
Raising Guinea Fowl:  All You Need to Know

Raising Guinea Fowl: All You Need to Know

Today, Heather from Second Chance Farm is going to share all you need to know about raising guinea birds. Introduction Hello! I’m Heather, and this is a blog post that I have been excited to put together for quite some time. My family and I are huge fans of...
No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

(Guest Author: Heather @ Second Chance Farm – Edited: Sarah @ Our Blue Ridge House) Once I started researching no till gardening, it made so much sense, and I wondered why I had not pursued it sooner for our own garden! Last year was our first year of...
Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Welcome back to the homesteading series. Today we are sharing tips about starting seeds indoors. Myself and Heather, from Belted Oak Farm, are going to teach you all about starting seeds. If you don’t have the best green thumb, but you want to learn how to grow...
Introduction to Homesteading

Introduction to Homesteading

Are you curious about how to live a more simple life? Become more self-sufficient? Growing your own food? Well, let’s dig into an introduction to homesteading to help get you started. Soon, you’ll be ready for your homesteading journey and self-sufficient...