Book Review: The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal

Book Review | I had mentioned "The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures" by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I've read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here's why. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I have mentioned “The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures” by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I’ve read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here’s why. [by Lindsey Proctor]

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2 | What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate "out-of-the-box" thinking? I'm thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen -- with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer". Plus... the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/78

What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate “out-of-the-box” thinking? I’m thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”. Plus… the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. [by Wardee Harmon]

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control | One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. | GNOWFGLINS.com

One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #077: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 1

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2 | What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate "out-of-the-box" thinking? I'm thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen -- with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer". Plus... the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/78

Do we play the victim card or take responsibility for our choices? It’s one or the other. I’m thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”. Plus… the tip of the week! This is part 1 of 2. [by Wardee Harmon]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids |A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It's a family affair! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/76

A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It’s a family affair! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Local Food 101: Herbs

Local Food 101: Herbs | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss those lovely herbs. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss those lovely herbs. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source.

Caring for Young Chicks

Caring for Young Chicks | Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to start thinking about chicks. Why not expand your homestead flock with some new little babies? Chickens are some of the easiest farm animals to raise, and even if you don't live in the country, some cities will allow homeowners to keep a small backyard flock. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to start thinking about chicks. Why not expand your homestead flock with some new little babies? Chickens are some of the easiest farm animals to raise, and even if you don’t live in the country, some cities will allow homeowners to keep a small backyard flock. [by Jenny Cazzola]