Sustainability

Tips for Organizing a Community Vegetable Garden

by Chrystal Johnson March 13, 2014

Community vegetable gardens bring the community together in more ways than one, and give everyone involved the ability to grow fresh food for themselves and their families. With just a few free hands, time, a plot of land and the cooperation of the neighborhood, you can have a garden growing by the time summer comes […]

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Fresh Eggs, Every Day, from Our Backyard Chickens

by Chrystal Johnson October 29, 2013

It has been a while since I wrote about our chickens that we got for eggs back in April from McMurray Hatchery. I’m happy to report that we’re now getting fresh eggs, every day from our backyard chickens! We’re currently averaging about 7 eggs a day. We have 11 hens of laying age, and I […]

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How to Ripen Green Tomatoes

by Chrystal Johnson October 11, 2013

It seems Winter is arriving early in the mountains. We had a feeling it would since the trees started to turn early and the weather started cooling down earlier then we remember in recent years. So, it wasn’t too surprising when we got the forecast of overnight freezing temperatures a couple weeks ago. However, we […]

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Get Prepared with the Reservoir Emergency Water Storage System

by Chrystal Johnson September 21, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month. What are you doing to become more prepared this month? We try to do something to add to our preparedness plans each month so that we aren’t overwhelmed trying to do everything at once. It’s a slow, but steady road and I know we’re more prepared than the average family. […]

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Raising Chickens for Meat

by Chrystal Johnson August 23, 2013

Back in April, we started raising chickens for eggs. They haven’t started laying yet, but I have realized that, overall, chickens are pretty easy to raise. As long as they have clean water, food and access to the outdoors, they’re pretty happy. So, we decided to take the next step and get more chickens to […]

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7 Tips for Autumn Garden Preparation

by Chrystal Johnson August 13, 2013

Sponsored Article Summer is slowly coming to an end with Autumn creeping in just around the corner. Now is the time to act and prepare your garden. You will have heard the saying fail to prepare, prepare to fail which is very important when it comes to gardening. A garden needs to be cared for […]

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at the BEAUTY of Coconut Box from The Homegrown Collective

by Chrystal Johnson July 31, 2013

Remember how I mentioned that I curated The Homegrown Collective‘s July box? Want a sneak preview of what’s in it? Just check out this pic of the BEAUTY of Coconut box, then go order your box here. There are some really great projects in this month’s box. I hope you enjoy it! You can even […]

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Time Flies: Our Chickens Are Already 6 Weeks Old!

by Chrystal Johnson May 29, 2013

If you feel like your kids grow too fast, you have no idea until you get baby chicks! They start off as these cute little fuzz balls and quickly turn into chickens. You can read about the first few weeks with our chickens here and here. Things have changed a lot since my last post! […]

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FREE Gardening and Homesteading Kindle Books

by Chrystal Johnson May 14, 2013

Today I discovered that not only can you look at the list of the Top 100 Free Kindle books, but you can also browse around and find more free Kindle books that haven’t made that list yet! I found some great gardening and homesteading Kindle books that I had to share with you! Just click […]

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Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency?

by Chrystal Johnson May 14, 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Emergency Preparedness This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared their plans to keep their families safe. Please read to the end to find a list of […]

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