Tag Archives: garden

BOOK REVIEW–Gardening

Groundbreaking Food Gardens  73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden by Niki Jabbour For those with small container gardens to those with larger spaces, this book will inspire gardeners all across the gardening spectrum. Each of the 73 plans provide wonderful commentary on the gardens and the gardener’s impetus–loving figs, for Read more »

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HAVENSTEADER

Are you ready for homesteading? Rising before the crack of dawn to milk cows or head off to work on the tractor are often the first things people assume if you say you have a homestead. But suburban or urban homesteading usually doesn’t include milking animals (unless you have goats or rattlesnakes) or tilling with Read more »

Musings of a Havensteader

Okay, so most times you will find my blog revolves around #simplesolutions to creating a havenstead. I’ll share about permaculture ethics and  its guiding principles. I’ll give you some info on herbs–growing, saving, using. And you’ll often find tips or ideas to creating your own havenstead. And then other times you’ll find me day-dreaming on Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and Doubts of being a Homesteader

I rarely get sick. It just doesn’t happen. Except it did. Headache, sore throat, shivers and the desire to do nothing but stay in bed for two days. And as I always do when I can’t do anything else that I really need to do, I contemplated my life and what I really want from Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and “Duh’s” of Homesteading

There is a great wealth of knowledge within the homesteading community. Often I’ll see something on someone’s blog or a pinterest picture or even a YouTube video, and say, “What a great idea. I’m doing that.” Unfortunately, I often find that the disclaimer “results not always as shown” should be listed in many of these Read more »

CREATING A COLORFUL HAVENSTEAD

In many cases, homesteading revolves around outdoor activities such as gardening, raising of livestock, bee-keeping, permaculture, and a list of never-ending chores. However, at the end of the day and after all of your labors, creating a havenstead starts instead your home. Years ago, my career revolved around helping people select the exterior and interior Read more »