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...
DIY Bear Proof Trash Box

DIY Bear Proof Trash Box

If you live in the mountains, chances are, you have problems with bears getting into your trash. After several attempts at keeping the bears out, we chose to build a bear proof trash box. Proven to work, we are ready to share with you our solution! The majestic black...
How to Get Rid of Beavers in Your Yard

How to Get Rid of Beavers in Your Yard

Do you need to know how to get rid of beavers in your yard? If so, read this complete guide before you choose a method. Beavers are fascinating creatures with their impressive engineering skills. However, when they decide to build their dams and lodges in your yard,...
How to Get Rid of Black Flies in Your Yard

How to Get Rid of Black Flies in Your Yard

Do you want to know how to get rid of black flies in your yard? These tiny, blood-sucking insects can ruin any outdoor activity, leaving you with itchy, red bites and an aversion to your own yard. But fear not, as we have compiled a comprehensive guide on how to get...
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...
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...
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 @ BeltedOaksFarm – Edited: Sarah @OurBlueRidgeHouse) 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 managing a...
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...