Gardening and Self-Reliance

Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

We don't have a lot of growing space in our yard, and even though our garden has been successful this year, I've been looking for ways to make our garden even better. This video has 9 wonderful tips that I plan on adding to my garden for next years harvest. I'd love to hear your… Continue reading Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

Being A Better Person, Gardening and Self-Reliance


“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.” (LDS Definition) 12 Principles of Self-Reliance Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ:  I believe this is elemental in all we do in life. 2.  Use Time Wisely:  When we learn how to organize our time to… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Gardening: Watering Your Grow Box

My friend Alysia has this easy watering system in her garden, and so we did something similar for now, until we get our grow boxes up and running next year. But, since I don't have this system up and running yet, let me show you what we do have so far this year and the… Continue reading Gardening: Watering Your Grow Box

Being A Better Person, Building Business, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Two farmers prayed for rain. One prayed each morning, waiting for the rain to come, hoping that it would happen soon, so that he could plant his fields. The other farmer prayed for rain each morning, and while he prayed, he tilled his fields, readying them for seed. Then he planted his seed and prayed… Continue reading Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Building Your Grow Box Part 3

So, there are those that say this isn't really organic, because it does us a mixture that contains a little fertilizer, but I watched the first video about the "Big Lie" and felt good about what I heard. (I prayed about it too, and feel like this is good. You judge for yourself.)   But… Continue reading Building Your Grow Box Part 3

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Building a Grow Box

Last week I told you about the Mittleider Gardening Method. Now, you obviously don't have to do this or try it, but planting in grow boxes or raised beds is a great way to get more produce in limited space and it's easier on your back. So, here's one way to build a grow box.… Continue reading Building a Grow Box

Gardening and Self-Reliance

A New Way of Gardening (For Me)

As I've said, my husband and I both grew up on farms and so we should have a great garden, right? Though it's growing, it's not great. Part of the problem is that we both work and rely on our children to care for it. (Mostly our 11 year old son.) He does well enough,… Continue reading A New Way of Gardening (For Me)