Homemade Dormant Oil for Fruit Trees

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Sometimes I think that pests, like scales, aphids and mites adore my fruit trees as much as I do. They feast on the juicy tender plant parts in the warm summer and overwinter on my fruit trees. Dormant oil does help control these annoying little pests and homemade dormant oils are safe for use on … Read more

History Of Herbal Medicine

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The Use of Plants for Medicinal Purposes Herbal medicine, sometimes referred to as botanical medicine or simply, ‘herbalism’, has a long history and refers to the use of plants to treat injuries or illnesses. It also refers to the use of herbs or ‘botanicals’ to assist in health and wellness. Ayurvedic, herbalist practitioners, traditional medicine … Read more

How to Make Your Backyard a Cozy Getaway

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Would you like to know how to make your own backyard a cozy getaway? A lovely outdoor space has become an essential part of an enjoyable home experience. Nowadays, homeowners turn their backyards into lush natural oases, exotic retreats and dreamy getaways by undertaking simple DIY projects and trying our creative decorating ideas. Whether you … Read more

Choosing the Best Vehicle for Your Homestead: 3 Things Newbies Should Know

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As the global population is expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, that means homestead farms will need to produce 70% more food than what is produced now. More American families and individuals are opting to grow their own garden as a means of sustainability and survival. Thus, building a stable shed, picking up and loading … Read more

Creating a Unique Design for Your Self-Sustainable Homestead Garden

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Thirty-five percent of American households are growing food at home or in a community garden, according to reports by the National Gardening Association. Providing high-quality food for your family all year-round takes foresight and simple planning – not to mention, a healthy dose of groundwork and commitment. Today, more young individuals and families are becoming … Read more