Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency May02

Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency...

You don’t have to wait until you get your dream property to begin cultivating life. Starting on the road to self sufficiency can be as easy as changing a few buying and spending habits. “How Anyone Can Be More Self Sufficient” is a great article detailing ways that anyone, anywhere can begin to become more self-sufficient. Much like any major project, the hardest part is often starting at all. This article comes courtesy of Little House Living, a great blog run by self-proclaimed South Dakota country girl Marissa. If you want to learn more, visit their blog for tips, tricks, and wonderful posts almost daily....

DIY Garden Trellis: Free, Easy, and Beautiful Apr28

DIY Garden Trellis: Free, Easy, and Beautiful...

Garden Trellises can be crazy expensive. They don’t have to be. These incredibly easy DIY Garden Trellis plans give gardeners another option to cultivate climbing plants. The truth of the matter is that no one wants to spend an extra 50 bucks on something if they can make it. With this garden trellis, you spend nothing but some time and branches. So if you have two hours and a few branches, get out their and start cultivating life!...

Edible Container Gardens: 6 Tips Apr25

Edible Container Gardens: 6 Tips...

When you don’t have much space and the weather is violent, container gardens can be the perfect option for a bit of homegrown produce. When venturing into any gardening technique, a few tips from a seasoned professional is essential. Edible container gardens, when done right, can be a fun, convenient, and attractive way to grow vegetables, herbs, and even a few fruits. The Micro Gardener is the content-rich blog of Anne, gardener and small-space-genius. Want a way to grow without the space of a micro-farm? Container gardening might just be the answer....

Raising Goats: An Introduction Oct27

Raising Goats: An Introduction...

Raising goats is a much more rewarding enterprise than you might think. Valuable fiber, great meat, and a nearly unlimited supply of milk and cheese is waiting in these precocious, entertaining creatures. Raising goats does, however, require a bit of expertise and some hard work.  Grit (an off-shoot of Mother Earth News) offers some great advice for anyone who is thinking about raising a few goats. Check out the detailed info from Grit to start cultivating this valuable type of life....

Starting from Seeds (Courtesy Organic Gardening Magazine) Oct25

Starting from Seeds (Courtesy Organic Gardening Magazine)...

Starting plants from seeds is an essential step in cultivating life and becoming truly self-sustaining. Creating sustainable agriculture means understanding how to start from seed in order to create and cultivate crops that are adapted to a unique geographical location. Organic Gardening is one of the best sites for those interested in cultivating life and learning organic gardening skills....