When you begin your homesteading journey, you typically start because you want to become more self-sufficient. It often looks like getting a few chickens, maybe some goats. You then venture into dairy cows, beef herds, turkeys, large garden plots, canning and preserving, and other expeditious skill sets. But the one thing I most often find […]
Recently, on The Rhodes Family’s Great American Farm Tour, they stopped by 2017 conference sponsor, Lehman’s. Take a tour around this amazing facility with the family, while they show you some of the most amazing products that you can add to your off grid home or homestead!
Join Justin Rhodes and his family as they join 2017 conference speaker, Joel Salatin, at his farm for the lunatic farm tour and lecture. The average american farmer is 60 years old, how can we solve the world’s problems with farming? Here’s how…
There was a time when I used to burn rice. Boxed meals were my specialty, and I could eat garlic bread for lunch. Thanks to a good friend, 6 years ago, I learned about whole foods. I tasted home grown eggs from free range chickens and it changed everything for me. They were so delicious! […]
Here in central Texas, the heat and humidity can be a brutal combination. And the “season” for heat and humidity can seem to go on f.o.r.e.v.e.r. So we know all about keeping me from losing my cool…ahem, I mean keeping our chickens cool. Know the Signs Some signs of heat stress in chickens are: panting […]
It all began with a wink. That’s how I met my husband…a wink. I had no idea what I was getting into, but they say things happen for a reason and I believe that now more than ever. Here is our story of Fort Morgan Farms. Tim was a police officer in the Atlanta […]
You may already know that compost is the most valuable addition to any garden. You may also know that compost changes soil structure in the very best ways, converting your average garden soil into one that’s friable and fertile. Finished compost adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, making soil nutritionally rich. It acts as a […]
My son is a barefoot child—wild and free. He most likely inherited it from me, his mother. When that springtime weather hits, I’m in the garden barefoot. Of course, I’mt not walking all over gravel and through the woods like he is, but I absolutely love gardening barefoot. There’s just something extraordinarily human about it—feeling […]