Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Permaculture has a theory of “zones” to take into account when deciding on the layout of your homestead. Here is the case study of our homestead to demonstrate how to use zones to place items for best efficiency. Permaculture Zones are a system that...
5 Surprising Free Foods You Can Forage From Your Yard

5 Surprising Free Foods You Can Forage From Your Yard

Foraging for food is super satisfying, but for these 5 foods you do not have to travel far to find them. In fact you can probably forage from your backyard for this list. It might surprise you that you can eat them, but you can, and they are delicious! Of course when...
How do You Know When Heritage Tomatoes are Ripe?

How do You Know When Heritage Tomatoes are Ripe?

This Summer I am growing a range of Heirloom Tomato varieties. The problem is all the different types of tomatoes are different colors. How do I know when heritage tomatoes are ripe and ready to harvest? It may seem obvious – tomatoes are ready to pick when they...
40 Fabulous Bee Friendly Plants that Honeybees Love

40 Fabulous Bee Friendly Plants that Honeybees Love

There are some plants that are beneficial for honeybees, and others that are no use to them at all. Knowing what plants are bee friendly plants that will feed and nourish the honeybees is critical to their survival. Below are 40 bee-friendly plants that honeybees...

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