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I recently interviewed Oliver Goshey about his many years in the permaculture lifestyle and what hes done over the years we also spoke about the concept of using permaculture as a solution to defores...

When you just start gardening, your knowledge of how to do it may be deceptively simple. Take a seed, put it in some soil, add water, and voila! Couldn’t be easier, right? And while this approach is ...

Most homesteaders want to be 100% self-sufficient. But even having a single cow producing milk every day can bring in a little extra cash on the side – and why not? All of the homesteaders I know hav...

Are you considering building a duck pond in your yard? If you’re raising ducks and need a place for them to frolic in, you should definitely consider making one! Here’s how to build a simple duck pon...

How to Incubate and Brood Coturnix Quail ©2020 Jessica E. Lane Incubating & Brooding Coturnix Quail The internet would have you believe that incubating and brooding Coturnix quail is difficult. I...

Can You Freeze Spaghetti Squash? Yes! Here’s How ©2020 Jessica E. Lane Do you have a bunch of squash on hand? Freeze it for later! Freezing spaghetti squash is super easy and takes less than an ho...

The Big List of Chicken-Safe Plants ©2020 Jessica E. Lane The Big List of Chicken-Safe Plants There are plenty of lists of toxic and unsafe plants for chickens, but it is very hard to find plant ...

In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. The biggest issue with ducks is the water -- they need it, but in harsh winters that water easily...

A coffee bar is as functional as it is a necessity in your homestead. These beautiful creations allow you to entertain your family and guests over some homemade brews without a hassle. If you are l...

Waxed paper is basically paper that has been made water-resistant through the application of wax. This paper is used in cooking and food storage for the non-stick properties that the wax grants. ...

Save a bundle and make your own homemade mayonnaise recipe! It's a great knock-off of your favorite store brand. (With less packaging and no GMOs!) The post Got 60 Seconds? Homemade Mayonnaise is E...

This hot pepper relish is the perfect way to preserve the spicy goodness of just about any kind of pepper -- mild or fiery.  The post Spice it Up with this Fermented Hot Pepper Relish appeared firs...

Frost is upon us now, and here at the Hollabbey Homestead we thought we would reflect on what we accomplished on our first year here! We moved the day before the covid 19 lock down here in Canada...