Eating seasonally to Save Time and Money

Eating seasonally to Save Time and Money

Until the very recently in our history, eating seasonally was pretty much the only way to eat. Today, eating seasonally is seen as trendy and something that is talked about more than actually practiced. However, planning your meals around fruits and vegetables in...
Your Cold Climate Garden is Possible!

Your Cold Climate Garden is Possible!

Have you ever wondered how people in Alaska or northern Canada garden? Isn’t it cold all the time? Not quite! A cold climate garden is very possible and very rewarding. Gardeners in Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4 have all learned how to work with their climate and soil....
How to Make Felted Acorns

How to Make Felted Acorns

Felted acorns are simply adorable! The tiny woolen acorns are very quick to create and also make lovely homemade gifts. With a cute acorn cap and a bit of wool, you can easily craft cute ornaments to use in fall or holiday decor, as gift tags, or as a beautiful...
10 Best Garden Tools for Home Gardeners

10 Best Garden Tools for Home Gardeners

Everyone looks for the best garden tools that help get the job done. Preferences aside, we can all agree that they need to have these three qualities. I have a favorite wheelbarrow that has traveled with me across the country. It has four wheels, so it’s stable...
Selecting Seeds for Your Fall Garden

Selecting Seeds for Your Fall Garden

Selecting seeds for your fall garden is the first step to a successful year-round garden. The growing season need not end with the Autumn harvest! With careful planning and succession sowing, a bountiful fall garden can extend harvests into winter, and planting of...
Why We Homestead

Why We Homestead

At the very foundation of Rootsy is simple living and homesteading. We interviewed eight homesteaders around the United States who are striving for a simple life for various reasons. Maybe you’re thinking about homesteading too. Read each of their stories and...
Top Vegetables for the Home Garden

Top Vegetables for the Home Garden

Raising your own vegetables for fresh home produce is a goal that every self-reliant gardener strives to achieve. You’ll have success with vegetables for the home garden when you follow these simple rules. Once you sit down with the plethora of seed...
Improving Soil with Chicken Litter

Improving Soil with Chicken Litter

Improving soil with chicken litter is an organic method for feeding your garden and a way to use your used livestock bedding.One of the perks of homesteading is that you can use waste from one area to enhance or grow another area. We are excited to have Erica of...
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