JOIN THE TRIBE (our e-newsletter)

homesteading

3 Reasons You Should Can Tomato Juice

By Galen Lehman, Lehman’s Hardware A few nights ago, we canned our own tomato juice. We found out that it is very efficient and easy! Discover the three reasons why you should can tomato juice every year. REASON 1: TOMATOES ARE EASY TO GROW. You can even grow them in containers if you don’t have room for a garden! In […]

Continue Reading…

Paper Gardening: How To Grow A Successful Garden Now

by Patrice Lewis, Lehman’s Hardware January and February – traditionally the coldest, bleakest months of the year – have one highlight, something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: the arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The timing of these catalogs is no accident. Amidst the snow and wind, these beautiful, […]

Continue Reading…

A Heritage to Farm | Part 2 of 3

[Note: start from the beginning of this memoir series here.] By Tom Reese III A woodpile sits just outside the back door, firewood soon to be rendered useless because Spring is on the horizon: birds are singing their songs, the creek is running pretty well after a few showers, and thunderstorms are on the forecast. The […]

Continue Reading…

Lessons Learned From My First Sauerkraut Ferment

By Mark Spigos, Lehman’s Hardware Taking the great leap into home fermentation can be an intimidating proposition. The prospect of throwing a bunch of vegetables into a container for weeks on end can be, well, disconcerting. If you’ve left berries in your refrigerator too long, you know what fermented foods can look and smell like, […]

Continue Reading…