HPF Is Going Local – To Spokane

Hello HPF Readers!   I’ll be honest with you.   I’m not consistent with this blog at all. And I should be.     You’re surprised by this revelation, right?  Probably not.   And I’ve  thought long and hard about why it is that I’m not consistent and realized that the current posts here onContinue reading “HPF Is Going Local – To Spokane”

Why Garden With Kids, Part 2

We’re on to Part 2 of Why Garden With Your Kids? If you missed it, you can find part 1, Why Garden With Kids? Part 1.   Let’s just cut to the chase, gardening teaches kids important life skills, like: Fending for themselves Try and fail cycle Perseverance Biology Caring for the environment That foodContinue reading “Why Garden With Kids, Part 2”

Why Garden With Kids? Part 1

In 1943 there was a nationwide coordinated system to grow food at homes and schools;  community gardens were created and three-fifths of the US was growing food to help ease the burden on the war.  Victory Gardens, as they were called, were encouraged by the government for the people of the nation to do theirContinue reading “Why Garden With Kids? Part 1”

The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids

You know that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise may make you healthier.  At least, I hope you do.  Well, there’s been studies done to show a link that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of ADHD, at least, temporarily.  But the study found that even just 20 minutes a day in an open fieldContinue reading “The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids”

When You Move Into An Old House – A True Horror Story

When you move in to a 90 year old house, you’ll love the character and the quirks. And when you love the quirks, you’ll start to notice that some quirks need to be upgraded. So you’ll pick something that needs the most attention; and that thing will be the laundry room floor that seems toContinue reading “When You Move Into An Old House – A True Horror Story”

Grow More Food – Part 3

Welcome back!  It’s time for part 3 in my 3-part series of how to grow your own food, how to grow organic food and feed your family on your own mini backyard farm. You can read post 1 and post 2 by clicking the links. Let’s recap the 8 steps to growing biointensively: Deep soilContinue reading “Grow More Food – Part 3”

Grow More Food – Part 2

*this post contains an affiliate link. Welcome to the week-long blog series to grow more food in your mini homestead garden through bio intensive methods.  In yesterday’s post I discussed the first two parts, let’s discuss the next three.  As a refresher, here are the parts to growing with this method: Deep soil preparation, FeedContinue reading “Grow More Food – Part 2”

How Can I Get The Most Food From My Garden?

…and ere long the most valuable of all arts, will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art, can ever be the victim of oppression of any of its forms.  Abraham Lincoln made that statement as part of his speech beforeContinue reading “How Can I Get The Most Food From My Garden?”