Ask Granny

Preppers Versus Tradition

Fall Grasshopper

Just in time for “National Preparedness Month” – here’s September’s ASK GRANNY.  Granny Miller, I’ve recently been exposed to your website for the first time.  I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far.  I actually found a link which led me to you while I was visiting the Rawles survival blog. I’m interested to know why…

How To Keep Snakes Out Of The Chicken House

Chicken House With A Dirt Floor

Here’s this month’s Ask Granny question. I very much enjoy reading your website, and have a question that I haven’t seen addressed there yet. I have successfully raised healthy chickens, geese and turkeys. I will never forget the year that my sons and I hefted our chicken house and were horrified to find 3 huge…

Problem: Wife Doesn’t Want Self-Reliance – But He Does

Rouen Ducks

I picked this month’s “Ask Granny” question because it’s an important issue for lots of young and not so young couples. Hello Granny Miller, I have a question for you…I was raised on a farm and lived the life style of self-reliance and after a lot of years working for someone else I am trying…

June Ask Granny – “How do you keep on top of all the various, diverse homestead tasks?”

A Morning's Weeding

Dear Granny – Your home always looks so lovely. Neat, clean and orderly indoors and out. My question is: How do you keep on top of all the various, diverse homestead tasks? Do you use calendars, or a series of calendars – or is it all just second nature after all this time? My question…

Which Tomato Is Best For Canning & Making Sauces?

Making Tomato Juice

Dear Granny, Which tomato should I grow for canning and making sauces? Which is good for eating? What is so great about heirlooms? Are hybrids better? Is there tomatoes that produce all during the season or do they produce one big crop at the same time? Susan Susan – A lot depends upon location, personal…

How To Keep Rabbits From Eating Just A Few Vegetable Plants?

Chewed Cabbage

Hey Granny! I just started growing some of my own vegetables this summer and they are just starting to come through. I am very proud of my two small tomatoes and three hot peppers, but I do not want rabbits to eat them. What would you recommend to keep them away? Thanks! Vegan Student Hi…