Sell Vegetables at a Farmers’ Market
Have you wondered how to sell vegetables at a farmers’ market? If you are an avid gardener or have a homestead, you may have considered turning your hobby into a business. There is an increased focus on locally produced goods. Plus, more consumers want to support small businesses and growers. That’s why there is no…
DIY Concrete Driveway Repair
DIY concrete driveway repair can fix unsightly cracks in concrete driveways and walkways. It’s a quick repair with the right tools and materials. But it can also be a meticulous task that requires some patience. In this article, you can learn how to extend the life of your concrete and how San Diego Concrete Coating…
Best Electric Garage Heaters
The best electric garage heaters can turn your chilly garage into comfortable, usable space. Why freeze every time you venture into your garage in the colder months of the year? Virtually every suburban home built in the last 50 years has a garage. Nearly 80 percent of owned single-family houses and condos have a garage.…
Benefits Of A Portable Chicken Coop
Raising chickens is more popular than ever, and more and more people are discovering the benefits of a portable chicken coop. Whether you have lavender orpington chickens in your backyard or have flocks of Rhode Island reds, leghorns or Plymouth Rock chickens, you are in good company. During the Covid-19 pandemic, sellers and manufacturers of…
Turn Your Homestead Into A Thriving Business
If you have a hobby farm or homestead, you can turn your homestead into a thriving business. Here’s how to monetize your passion project and start a money-making business. Whether you grow vegetables or raise livestock, there are many ways you can sell goods from your farm. And earn a living from working the land.…
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Post Construction Cleaning
Post construction cleaning is the final step in a renovation, remodel, or construction project. The new spaces and the areas around them to be properly cleaned and sanitized after the construction work is done. Here’s how to do the work right and make the new renovation and the construction site sparkle.
Off Grid Solar and Wind Power for Your Homestead
An off-grid solar and wind power system is a stand-alone system. It operates completely on its own to supply all your power needs. The cost of and off grid solar and wind power system for a homestead or ranch can be less than bringing in utility power. Especially if you live in an area where it’s expensive to bring in utilities
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How Does Solar Power Work?
The answer to the question “How does solar power work?” begins with solar panels. A solar energy system also needs an inverter to convert DC power to AC power. Also required are batteries to store the collected energy. Read the story for more information.
How to Install a French Drain
Does water puddle around your foundation after a rain? Or perhaps standing water covers your walkway or patio. Drainage problems can lead to more serious damage to house foundations or pavement. Fortunately, it is easy to redirect water. We’ll teach you how to install a French drain and protect your home and landscape from water damage.
Best Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers
The best battery powered cordless electric lawn mowers for 2022 can go head-to-head with gas mowers in performance. The new electric lawn mowers also offer environmental advantages, instant push button starting, and quiet motors that won’t wake up the neighbors.
Chicken Enrichment Ideas for Happy, Healthy Chickens
Happy chickens are healthy chickens. That’s the idea behind the trend of chicken enrichment. No matter your breed of choice, keeping your chickens productively busy will keep them productively laying eggs.
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Home Generators for Backup Power
A home generator is a must-have device for providing backup power in emergencies like a hurricane, wildfire, or blizzard. When it comes to keeping essential electric-powered devices running, nothing beats a reliable power generator. Here are the best.
Homestead Living Ideas
Outfitting a modern homestead or ranch is all about a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homestead living ideas include a hand pump that ensures access to well water even in a power outage. Organic mosquito control keeps pests from biting. And organic practices are also used in the family garden.
Best new vegetable seeds and plants for your garden
The best new vegetable seeds and plants are the key to a bountiful harvest. These new vegetable varieties are sure to get your mouth watering. Every spring brings the promise of new vegetable seeds and delicious new harvests from the garden. These are the best new vegetable seeds to plant this spring.
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Winter Work Clothing for Outdoor Chores
Winter work clothing includes everything from warm gloves and heavy-duty boots to fleece-lined pants and insulated jackets. We’ve put together a great wardrobe of first-rate winter work clothing of all of your outdoor chores. Not only is this gear guaranteed to keep you warm, but you will look good wearing it.
How to Remove a Tree Branch
Knowing how to remove a tree branch is an important part of yard maintenance. However, having trees can requires some effort. One of the most common problems with having trees in your yard is falling branches, dead branches, and broken branches. Here’s how to remove a tree branch.
Best Cordless Electric Snow Blowers
Cordless electric snow blowers are better than ever. These battery-powered, cordless electric show throwers can really move a lot of snow. Home Garden and Homestead reviews some of the best.
How to Choose and Care for a Living Christmas Tree
Selecting the family Christmas tree is an exciting holiday tradition. But instead of buying a cut tree this year, why not choose a living Christmas tree? A decorated living Christmas tree celebrates the holiday season—and then becomes a growing part of your landscape for years to come.
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Sebright Bantam Chickens
The Sebright bantam chicken is an ornamental bantam breed. Unlike many other breeds, the Sebright is a “true” bantam, meaning it comes only in a small size. This diminutive breed comes in two beautiful colors (silver and gold). Both colors have a spunky character that adds a lot of fun to a backyard flock.
Best Home Weather Stations
The best home weather stations help you monitor temperature changes, rainfall, wind velocity, and more. A weather station for your home or homestead helps you plan your outdoor activities and events including picnics, backyard parties and outdoor chores. Monitoring the changes in weather can be a source of enjoyment and entertainment. Watching the changes in…
Best Battery Powered Chainsaws
There are many different models of cordless electric, battery-powered chainsaws, so it’s important to choose the right chainsaw for your needs. That’s why Home, Garden and Homestead reviewed the best cordless electric chainsaws and ranked them according to power, cutting time, and price. Here are our favorite battery-powered chainsaws.
Top Fruit Trees for Backyard Orchards
We have selected the top fruit trees for backyard orchards that will grow almost anywhere. Honeycrisp Apple tree, Lapin’s Cherry, Harken Peach, Warren Pear, and Santa Rosa Plum are great choices for homegrown fruit.
How to Build a Floating Deck
If you are wondering how to build a floating deck, you’ve come to the right place. A floating deck is an inexpensive, freestanding platform that is surprisingly easy to build. The deck floats just above the ground atop preformed concrete blocks. It is not difficult to build, and it can be installed in most lawn…
Best Pellet Grills for Backyard BBQ
The best pellet grills for backyard BBQs offer a mouth-watering way to cook outdoors. The editors of Home, Garden and Homestead have reviewed the features and benefits of the top pellet grills. These are the pellet grills they recommend.
Hide Your AC Unit with Smart Design Hacks
AC units are not known for being the most attractive devices. In fact, many homeowners get frustrated when seeing those big gray boxes in their yards. If you have an AC unit in your yard, you probably wish it would just disappear. Here are creative ways to hide your AC unit.
5 HVAC Tips to Save Energy
It’s time to pay attention to HVAC tips to save energy. As sustainable living becomes more important, companies are doing their best to meet consumers’ eco-friendly demands. Follow these 5 HVAC tips to save energy.
Transform Cabinets with DIY Pull Out Shelves
DIY pull out shelves changed my life. I am only slightly exaggerating here. But seriously, we decided to transform our cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom with DIY pull out shelves. The result has been nothing short of amazing. When we moved into our home five years ago, the kitchen pantry had no shelving. So,…
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Backyard Greenhouses for Every Budget
The editors of Home, Garden and Homestead have reviewed the attributes of dozens of available backyard greenhouses. Here are the best greenhouses that can make year-round growing a reality on your property.
5 Common Roof Problems to Fix Now
Common roof problems deserve immediate attention. But many homeowners let problems continue. These are the 5 most common roofing problems to fix now.
How to Start a Hobby Farm
Here are the characteristics of a hobby farm, the potential goals you can establish for your hobby farm, and how to write a one-year plan for your farm. These tips and bits of information will help you stay on track when buying and operating your own hobby farm.
The Best Books on Keeping Backyard Chickens
The popularity of keeping backyard chickens keeps growing. But getting started with chickens can be a daunting process. There are so many choices to make and mistakes to avoid! The editors of Home, Garden and Homestead have selected the 6 best books about raising chickens.
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Best Greenhouse Heaters and Accessories
A greenhouse outfitted with one of the best greenhouse heaters and other accessories is a fabulous way grow plants all year long. Quite simply, a greenhouse turns a short growing season into a year-round growing paradise.
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Urban Chickens
If you live in the city (or the suburbs) and are thinking of starting a little backyard chicken flock of your own, you are going to love our quick guide to raising urban chickens. In this story, we cover planning for chickens, the joys of urban chicken keeping, and common mistakes to avoid.
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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Bees
You are now keeping bees. You have just installed your first package of honey bees in your hive. Yes, you are now a beekeeper! Here are the Top 10 Tips about keeping bees that I wish I had known 20 years ago, when I first started keeping bees.
Lavender Orpington Chickens: A Perfect Backyard Chicken Breed
Lavender Orpington chickens just might be the perfect breed for a backyard chicken flock. These are delightful birds that make an excellent “starter” breed for your first chickens. They also make a wonderful addition to any flock. When you start or add to your chicken flock, you’ll find yourself inundated with hundreds of breed options.…
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How to Build a Cedar Hot Tub
I always wanted to build a cedar hot tub. The vision of a long soak in a hot tub under the starry skies on a clear, crisp night in Santa Fe is quite compelling. Doing it in a natural tub constructed from cedar made the thought seem even better. As an experienced DIYer, I was…
How to Keep Deer from Eating Your Landscape Plants
A new generation of deer and wildlife control products is now available that keep deer and other critters away—without using harsh chemicals. From predator scent repellent to dependable fencing, here are some of the best ways to keep hungry deer from lunching in your garden.
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Build an Instant Rusted Corrugated Metal Fence
A rusted corrugated metal fence gives rustic character to any property. Here’s a formula for an “instant rust” solution that can turn a new corrugated metal fence into an instant rusted corrugated metal fence.
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Follow the Buzz: How to Start Beekeeping
You and love reading about the hobby of beekeeping. You read every “How to Start Beekeeping for Beginners” story you can find. You just need a gentle push to get you going and start beekeeping.
9 Great Garden Catalogs in 2019
A list of some of our favorite garden catalogs in 2019 to buy heirlooms, hybrids, and everything that’s new and trending!
Great Summer Zucchini Recipes (Part 1)
What do you do with all the zucchini ripening in your garden? We are on a quest to find the easiest summer zucchini recipes that use that tasty summer crop.
Sell Vegetables at a Farmers’ Market
Have you wondered how to sell vegetables at a farmers’ market? If you are an avid gardener or have a homestead, you may have considered turning your hobby into a business. There is an increased focus on locally produced goods. Plus, more consumers want to support small businesses and growers. That’s why there is no […]
DIY Concrete Driveway Repair
DIY concrete driveway repair can fix unsightly cracks in concrete driveways and walkways. It’s a quick repair with the right tools and materials. But it can also be a meticulous task that requires some patience. In this article, you can learn how to extend the life of your concrete and how San Diego Concrete Coating […]
Best Electric Garage Heaters
The best electric garage heaters can turn your chilly garage into comfortable, usable space. Why freeze every time you venture into your garage in the colder months of the year? Virtually every suburban home built in the last 50 years has a garage. Nearly 80 percent of owned single-family houses and condos have a garage. […]