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Catherine Bleish

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Morning Glory is one of my favorite plants to grow because it is almost impossible to kill. They have beautiful blooms in pink, blue, magenta, or white that attract pollinators like hummingbirds and bees. Morning Glories can grow up...
Decorate Your Tiny Home While Saving The Planet Tiny home dwellers consume 45 percent less energy than standard home dwellers. In addition to the cost-saving benefits of tiny living, environmental impact is a major reason to downsize your home. However, even living in...
This viral image of the Australia wildfires juxtaposed with the map of the United States really puts into perspective the scale of the destruction taking place. There have been nearly 200 people arrested for deliberate arson according to Australian authorities. ...
In modern society, many children have extremely limited time spent outside. And that time may be on a concrete playground without access to many elements of nature. A 2016 UK study indicated that the average child in Great Britain spends...
Biointensive gardening is an organic method designed to creative highly productive gardens with long term sustainability at its core. What is so great about this type of gardening, is that you can simply do more with the space you...
Another blow comes to the herbicide giant Monsanto, as Los Angeles County decides to stop the use of all RoudUp weedkiller products for lawn control until further research has been conducted about the health benefits of the main ingredient,...
Austin's Tiny Home Community for the Chronically Homeless This week my friend Krista and I camped in a Tipi and took at tour of the intentional community comprised of custom tiny homes and RVs called Community First! Village. Located in...
Pesticide giant Monsanto has taken another major legal blow in the recent verdict by a French appeals court, finding the company guilty of poisoning a farmer who has suffered massive neurological damage after inhaling one of their products. Global...
This essay on decentralization originally appeared on Catherine's facebook page in March of 2017 - her family unit has shifted in soe ways, but the values still remain. The reason we (the Blush...
Today I woke up and saw the following video of a pipeline explosion in Central Mexico. It broke my heart and left me feeling worried because we drove through that region very recently. The theft of...
Blogging Made Easy Here at thehomestead.guru we have discovered some really great software that helps our blog run smooth. My personal favorite is CoSchedule.  This software allows me to quickly choose which social media...
Dogs are an important part of any homestead. They protect our livestock, make us aware of approaching visitors, and run off snakes when we walk out to the back acre....  Their influence in our lives might be even more...