Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade.The Science of CompostingEntire books have been written about the science of composting. Aspiring organic gardeners are told that they need not just the right container, but also the right number of containers.
Home /Homesteading /3 Halloween Traditions That Celebrate The HarvestPHOTO: Toby Bradbury/FlickrOctober is Halloween month. My children are 5 and 7, so this is a big deal at our house. Every day since the first of the month, I’ve fielded the requests to begin decorating the house. I like to wait until we get a bit closer, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to stick to my guns this year.
PHOTO: Kirsten Lie-NielsenFor the small-scale farmer or homesteader, heritage breeds are a great way to get the most out of your flock. Heritage breed animals trace their lineage back to our forefathers. They were the breeds common on the homesteads of the first American settlers.In the time of our ancestors, nearly every home had a family cow and a flock of chickens, and farming was a way to keep the family fed.
Organizing my closet taught me a lot more than just good tidying practices—I was able to refresh my perspective. I Love Stuff (Therefore My Closet Is Now a Mess)I& 39;m an official Baby Boomer—born the same year as Bill Clinton and George Bush. I& 39;m reasonably sane and on most days I& 39;m busy and happy, but accepting aging as the natural progression isn& 39;t always easy in this youth-mad culture.