Practical Pantry: How To Harvest Free Apples
Canning & Preserving / General / Homesteading / Kitchen / Living Frugally / Self-Reliant Living

Practical Pantry: How To Harvest Free Apples

You wish you had fall apples, but you don’t have an orchard. Visions of canned applesauce, apple butter, and apple pies dance through your head; but no, you have no apples. The solution can be found in your nearest neighborhood or subdivision. All the apples you can pick. For free. Yes, free. People buy homes … Continue reading

Top 7 Guidelines for Raising Strawberries
Farming / Gardening / General

Top 7 Guidelines for Raising Strawberries

Do you want a “can’t miss” crop for your homestead? Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries… Strawberries are one of the crops on my list of “plants that work for you”. Unlike vegetables that require planting each year, a well-tended strawberry patch will yield gobs of fruit for three to five years after they are established. The plants … Continue reading

My Redneck Nirvana: Dukes of Hazard, Rabbit Hunting, and Exploding Outhouses
Family / Farming / General / Hunting / The Great Generation

My Redneck Nirvana: Dukes of Hazard, Rabbit Hunting, and Exploding Outhouses

For a generation of young rednecks, The Dukes of Hazzard was a Friday night institution. With flying cars, dynamite tipped arrows, Waylon Jennings and Daisy Duke, there wasn’t much more we wanted. The intro was even better than the show. I never missed gawking at Catherine Bach in that smokin’ hot red bikini and laughing … Continue reading

Homesteading Basics: Planting & Growing Fruit
Farming / Gardening / General / Homesteading

Homesteading Basics: Planting & Growing Fruit

The thought of starting a homestead can be intimidating. When we think self-sufficient living, we think of a menagerie of agricultural activities like gardening, raising chickens, and growing fruit trees and berries. The list is endless, and it becomes hard to wrap our brains around how we can do all of this, given our busy … Continue reading