Rebekah Pierce

Rebekah is a part-time homesteader. On her 22 acres, she raises chickens and bees, not to mention she grows a wide variety of veggies.

How to Get Rid of Tomato Hornworms For Good

Found in almost all of North America, the tomato hornworm is one of the most devastating garden pests. This creature consumes not only tomatoes, as the name implies, but also entire pepper, eggplant, potato, and even tobacco plants. Known scientifically as Manduca quinquemaculata, this creature eats the leaves, fruits, and even stems of various plants. …

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Can You Pressure Can Everything Instead of Water Bath Canning It?

If you’re familiar with canning, you probably already know that water bath canning low-acid foods that are meant to be pressure canned is a major no-no. However, what about the other way around? You might be wondering if you can pressure can everything instead of just water bath canning it. The quick answer is that …

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25 Ways to Keep Chickens Warm in the Winter Without Electricity

If you have ever thought about raising chickens, you likely have images of ruby-red birds prancing through grass-covered pastures running through your head. The unfortunate reality for many people ist hat for part of the year, those grass-covered pastures are covered with something else entirely – snow. Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires you …

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