Stories by Ivory Harlow

5 DIY bath and beauty products

Friday, April 17, 2015

To make these DIY bath and beauty products, you need a few natural ingredients and little time.

Sunlight requirements for growing vegetables

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.

Pick a chick: Choose the best breed of poultry for your backyard

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ask a dozen a poultry enthusiasts what the best breed of chicken is and you’ll get a dozen different answers.

Homestead heroes: best fruits and vegetables for self-sufficiency

Friday, March 27, 2015

These homestead crops are nutritious, dependable, high-yielding and hearty.

Spring egg surplus: Why chickens lay more eggs in spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

A number of factors influence the increase in egg production when the weather turns warm.

How to grow, harvest and preserve herbs for tea

Friday, March 13, 2015

Grow herbs for tea in a small section of your garden, in containers on a sunny window sill or in a companion planting arrangement with fruits and vegetables.

Prepare garden soil for spring planting

Friday, March 6, 2015

Prep your garden for spring planting as soon as the snow has melted and the ground surface is exposed.

How to manage a profitable market garden

Friday, February 27, 2015

There isn’t a formula for market garden profitability, but attention to what is most profitable, least labor intensive and most cost effective to produce will help you determine what to grow.

DIY seed starting projects

Friday, February 20, 2015

Seed starting containers and homemade potting medium can be made with just a few supplies.

Goats for land management

Friday, February 13, 2015

Goats are superior land managers; they will clear overgrown areas of crop and pasture of unwanted vegetation, overbearing brush and invasive plants.

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About Ivory

Ivory Harlow lives and farms in Southern Ohio with her husband, pet turkey “Big Mama”, and other livestock. Be her farm friend at www.facebook.com/dickiebirdfarm or email farmer@dickiebirdfarm.com .