Elle

Outdoor fanatic with a love of nature and all things growing. Life really does happen outdoors!

Elle
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Best Sleeping Pad for Hammock Comfort [The 6 Best Pads for 2020!]

There aren’t many things better than lying in a hammock – it’s almost therapeutic! Whether hiking, camping, or just hanging out (pun intended!) a hammock is iconic for outdoor R&R. It’s even better with the best sleeping pad for hammock comfort. If you want to take your hammock comfort to another dimension (and who doesn’t?) …

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The 6 Amazing Benefits of Gardening in Your Backyard

The value that you get from gardening is much more than the vegetables your plot produces. It can be therapeutic, healthy, educational, communal, environmentally friendly, and good exercise. The vegetables you harvest are just the tip of the iceberg, gardening offers us “sow” much more. It’s true: Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get …

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Grow Food & Fodder for Your Animals – How to Do It and What to Grow

One of the most intriguing possibilities of backyard micro-farming and gardening is to attain a certain degree of independence when it comes to livestock feed. With the cost of store-bought animal food constantly rising, and the overall nutritive value diminishing, it literally pays to add this feature to your garden. Grow Food for Your Animals …

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Baking Bread Without Yeast – 6 Best Recipes [No Yeast Required!]

I consider myself to be a fairly good “prepper,” but the COVID-19 pandemic brought on food shortages. I was out of one key item: Yeast. I thought I had it, but yikes, I was wrong. Here is how I coped with baking bread without yeast. Why Do You Even Need Yeast for Bread? Yeast, once …

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Best Flat Top Grill Review (The 9 Best Grills of 2020)

Even if you’ve hosted a boatload of barbeques, and even if you’re a grizzled grilling veteran, choosing the best flat top grill takes a lot of effort. But don’t stress! We’re about to brainstorm the 9 best flat top grill options for 2020 so you can grill and chill with style. Our Top Choice Flat …

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Haskap – Growing Honeyberries for Profit or Garden

If you’re looking for a plant that is easy to grow, low maintenance, high production, and just about impossible to kill, then look no further than the Haskap! Native to Russia and Japan, the “Haskap” berry, also known as Fly Honeysuckle, Blue Honeysuckle, Honeyberry, or Lonicera caerulea, is a delicious addition to any garden, field, …

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Bamboo Farming for Homestead Income (Start a Bamboo Farm!)

Bamboo can grow 3 feet in height in 24 hours – do you know another crop that gives you amazing growth like that? Bamboo farming is a great option for your homestead, returning a profit in as little as 3 years. Compare that to more conventional homestead income crops like a market garden or orchard, …

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