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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…

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…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (#3)

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 was difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this last week! 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 post!! Spring is in the air and that means it’s chick season! If you are new to raising chickens, this one is for you! Raising Chickens: Part 1 by Of Goats and Greens   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Shelle from Rockin W Homestead   Succession Planting…

May Homestead To Do List

May is Plant All The Things Month! I keep thinking I am getting ahead of the planting, but I realized this week that I am not! I still have so much to plant, and have been so busy planting, that I completely forgot to do my monthly May Homestead To Do List post earlier this month. So here it is, better late than never! Please keep in mind, I live near Seattle in the Pacific Northwest, and this list is my personal to do list. Your list may need to be slightly altered depending on where you live and your homestead needs. Please check out all of our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! May Homestead To Do List for Gardening: What am I planting, you might ask. Some of these may have been planted last month, but can be sowed again this month as well. This list includes things that I am direct seeding and some that I have started either via winter sowing or in typical plant flats. See what I planted this year using the Winter Sowing Method. I have also purchased some too. Be wary of night time temperatures. When they are safely…