Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners

Christmas in July is almost here! In this post I will be sharing and keeping up to date, all the Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners! Are You Ready for Prime Day? Amazon Prime Days this year are July 15 & 16 2019. This is like Black Friday on Amazon folks! Deals are offered all day to Prime Members, and this year it is for two whole days! 48 Hours of Deals folks! Beginning at 3:00AM Eastern time on July 15th! I will be checking in here often to keep a list of ongoing Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners! So check in often! Also, drop me a comment if you are looking for anything specific and I will keep it on my radar! Don’t have Prime? Sign up here today for a 30 day free trial! Now is the perfect time to try Prime out if you haven’t yet before. Get all those food preservation gadgets you need, gardening tools you wish you had, stock up on winter supplies, power tools and get the kids ready for back to school, all with a free month of Prime! Oh, and participate in Prime Day for the best deals of all! Maybe even start your holiday shopping? Related Articles You May Be Interested In: Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment List Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Finding the Deals I plan to update this post, everyday between now and until the end of Prime Days. The deals are overwhelming, and so I will be trying to track down the best ones for you and keep this post updated! If you see a deal…

Planning Dinner from the Garden Harvest – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#9)

Do you need some ideas on what to make for dinner using fresh ingredients from the garden or from your CSA box? Than you are in the right place! Today I will be sharing several ideas to help you in planning dinner from the garden harvest! Meal Planning and Garden Harvest With our first real garden harvest picked just the other day, I was trying to figure out how to use it for dinner. As a result, I was inspired this week to share as my featured articles on today’s blog hop, other recipes shared in our Farm Fresh Tuesday’s blog hop that used farm fresh ingredients in a dinner recipe! Having some recipes using your fresh homegrown veggies in your repertoire, will make summer meal planning simple and easy! Hopefully, the following ideas might help with your meal planning this summer! Be sure to check out ALL the articles shared in our blog hop posts, to find more recipes shared throughout the summer using farm fresh produce. The best places to acquire in season veggies are from your own garden, a CSA box subscription or your local farmers market. Before we get to those featured articles this week, I will share my recipe from the other night using my first real garden harvest this year! Be sure to check out my article about how I track my Garden Harvest Tally each year! Using in Season Ingredients for Dinner Sunday I harvested what I would consider our first real harvest from the garden. This included kale, swiss chard, and our first cucumbers and bell peppers! I brought it all in the house washed it up and started planning dinner from the garden harvest. With all the greens I had, I figured a salad would be a…

How to Get Rid of Rats on the Homestead – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#8)

Do you have a rat problem? Unfortunately, due to feeding livestock, rats find homesteads a great place to move in. Today my featured post talks all about how to get rid of rats on the homestead! Are Rats Invading Your Farm or Homestead? Rats are my nemesis right now. We have a new neighbor, who bought the 5 acre wooded lot behind us, and they have begun building their house. After they cleared the area for their house, we noticed a huge uptick in rats on our homestead! When I saw Chelsea’s post from The Green Acre Homestead in our blog hop last week, it caught my eye! I have tried many of the methods she has listed and then some. Some worked well for us and some didn’t. Rats are smart, and figure things out pretty quickly, so it is a good idea to have a big arsenal of ideas on how to deal with them so you can change things up when one method stops working. Why You Don’t Want Rats on Your Farm or Homestead First and foremost, rats carry diseases which can spread to your poultry or livestock. They can also carry lice, mites and other parasites. Second, they can eat a lot of feed. A LOT of feed, and this will cost you! Do you have extra money to feed a huge rat population? I sure don’t! Three, if you see one rat, there are at least 10 more there. So if you see 5, there are at least 50! A single rat can have up to six litters a year, with 5-10 babies per litter. This means a pair of rats, left to create their colony with no interception from you, can grow in size…

Free Tomato Plants from Cuttings – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#7)

Do you love tomatoes? Would you like to double or triple how many tomato plants you are growing for FREE? Today, I will be sharing tips on how to get free tomato plants from pruning the suckers,  found in our featured post this week! Growing Tomato Plants from Seed Are you a tomato lover like me? I LOVE me some home grown tomatoes! I can never get enough! Every year I grow my tomatoes from seed, and have a lot of great tips here in my Seed Sowing 101: Planting Tomato Seed article. I also go over how I transplant tomato seedlings in my article How to Transplant Tomato Seedlings. Be sure to keep reading, to learn how to get yourself some FREE tomato plants! Tips for Growing Tomatoes Tomatoes are a little bit tricky to grow, so I have some tips here in these related articles: Simple Easy DIY Tomato Support System – A great tutorial on how to support those ever growing indeterminate tomatoes. These guys can get out of hand quickly, so it is a good idea to have a plan on how you are going to support the plants, before they even go in the ground! I have found that this support system, works really well for me year after year. Some other things, like those tomato cages, don’t. They fall over pretty quickly or the string used in the weave method breaks. This system is sturdy and rock solid, but does take some effort well before your tomato plants need it. Tomatoes do better in the long run, if you prune them. (Hint: this is how you get the free tomato plants too!) Especially near the ground where viruses and bacteria can splatter up onto the foliage and create problems for your plants…

Watering Solutions – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#6)

Are you watering your garden properly? Many people don’t. Today, I will be sharing all about watering solutions for your garden via my own personal tips, and those solutions found in our featured post! How to Water Your Garden Properly Now that the summer heat is settling in, watering your garden is essential. If you are a beginner gardener, this post is for you! I participate in a lot of online gardening groups, and one thing I see time and time again, is people incorrectly watering their garden. And then they wonder why their plants are struggling. I saw a post on last weeks Blog Hop on this topic on how to water your garden, and decided to feature it this week as it is very timely! Watering Tips for the Garden My personal tips on watering your garden the correct way are these: water deeply, every few days on an overcast/rainy day if you can to prevent extra evaporation when you think you are done watering, dig down 6″ or so and check to see if the soil is wet down there, it should be! do not water briefly every day: this only waters the surface roots, which dry out very quickly due to the heat of the sun your goal should be to water the deeper roots, you want the water to go as deep as possible, so the plants will send their roots deeper plants with only surface roots will struggle and not produce well for you plants with deep roots will be happier healthier plants MULCH! It conserves water, prevents evaporation AND prevents weeds! See my article on mulching: The Secret to Easy Gardening, Use Mulch for No Weeding! Our Featured Post This Week: Watering Solutions This week I chose to feature…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#5)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It has been difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this the last few weeks! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured posts!! I have crafting and the 4th of July on my mind I guess, because I chose two craft that are suitable for the upcoming holiday! First I chose this cute rustic DIY craft project, just in time to make it before the 4th of July!  DIY Rustic Wooden Patriotic Stars from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee!   And I also chose this awesome Reversible Patriotic Table Runner from Kristie at Love My Little Cottage! I hope these featured posts will help you get your crafting groove on before the 4th arrives!   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Make Money from Your Produce at Market by Annie at by 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead Six Ways to Preserve and Store Produce by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre Fresh Pack Garlic Dill Pickles…