Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /Homemade Natural DeodorantPhoto by Jan Berry/The Nerdy Farm WifeMaking my own deodorant was one of those things I thought about doing for a long time but never got around to. Once I finally made my first batch and tested it out, I was smitten by just how simple and straightforward it is to make.
Gardening is so relaxing. Just looking at beautiful greenery and flowers is calming to my soul. Window boxes are a great way to add flowers to an area that would otherwise be flowerless. They add a great pop of color to a dull, drab window, and they make a pretty window even prettier.We have a window box outside our kitchen window.
Home /Animal Care /Here Comes Baby, Part 2Photos by Sue WeaverSecond-stage labor begins when a fluid-filled bubble appears in the birthing mom’s vulva (sometimes the bubble bursts before or while the baby’s born and that’s all right too).As the mom pushes, two little feet appear and then a nose. Some moms keep getting up and turning and flopping down again, others just lie there and push.
PHOTO: ShutterstockPermaculture is a study of the complex relationships between the many factors that can sustain a productive landscape. Growing according to permaculture principles helps minimize your effort in the garden while maximizing harvests. It promises continuity beyond the typical annual garden as well as benefits to many species and resources.
Home /Farm Equipment /Still in Use: A Hay Rake So Old It Can Be Horse-DrawnPHOTO: J. Keeler JohnsonHay season is officially under way on my northern Wisconsin farm. We started a few weeks ago with some of the faster-growing fields, but that was a relatively small project compared with last week, when we put up about 600 small square bales in two days, with plenty more still to come.
Home /Recipes / Bread Recipes /Four Creative Ways To Celebrate Ramps This SeasonPHOTO: Nini Ordoubadi/Tay TeaRamp season is officially upon us. As the super garlicky wild onions start hitting farmers markets and popping up in foraging spots, you’ve likely been tempted to pick up a bundle or two to see what all the ramp obsession is about.