After 4 years and thousands of dollars lost, we are looking for a better way to grow plants in our sandy soil. The soil trials began in the spring of 2020. The soil trials are based on the assumption that we can improve sandy soil by adding liquefied clay. A company in Sweden is working … Continue reading Growing better plants in the sand – 2020 soil trials
A review of plant based options for treating worms and fleas in farm dogs and barn cats.
Want to grow and dry your own herbs? Have you tried it and wound up with a moldy mess? Don't worry - it's easy and takes less than 5 minutes to dry herbs in your own home, with tools you already own! Because we regularly harvest plant material from our native prairie, we have a … Continue reading How to dry catnip, oregano, basil, and other leafy herbs
Before embarking on our journey to beekeeping, we did a lot of research. We attended meetings, met with mentors, read scientific studies, and devoured book after book. When it came time to pick up our bees, we felt quite prepared. And we knew exactly what to do! Our goal was to raise healthy honey bees. … Continue reading The SECRET to healthy Honey Bees!
Grocery stores only stock a small glimpse of the variety of food on this planet. What are you missing? Nothing beats homegrown, local produce. Strawberries are meant to be eaten straight from the field; still warm from the sun. The best pineapple is found in Hawaii, the best avocados in Mexico, the best oranges.... You … Continue reading The Best Wild Edibles & Rare Fruits for Cold Climates