When we sold our produce at market, I loved talking with my customers about our produce. One of the questions that was asked most frequently was whether we sold heirloom or hybrid tomatoes. It always sparked a conversation about what heirloom tomatoes are and how they are different from other ... Read More about Heirlooms, Hybrids, and GMOs: What they are and why you should care.
I have been working in small animal medicine for about 20 years, and, although it might seem that being a veterinarian would automatically qualify me for taking care of backyard chickens, birds are quite a bit different from dogs and cats...And that's the understatement of the century! I do ... Read More about Interview With A Veterinarian: Keeping Backyard Chickens
Social media is a big part of our lives these days. There's a lot going on in this big world and keeping in touch online makes it feel so much smaller. And that's a good thing. Except social media is sometimes a negative place. Sometimes it feels like all I see is ... Read More about The Big List of Homesteaders To Follow On Instagram
Garden Gem is a fairly new hybrid tomato variety that was developed at the University of Florida. The research team at Florida set out to create a commercial type tomato that actually tastes good. Through extensive testing and breeding, they created what they called the perfect tomato. But wait a ... Read More about Garden Gem Tomato: A Tomato Geek’s Review
As part of my journey to homesteading, I'm focusing on ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle without feeling frustrated about the changes. Since old habits are hard to break, I know I've got to take baby steps if I really want to succeed. Luckily, I've found that simple changes can make a big ... Read More about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Simple Changes That Make A Big Difference