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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

Our First Sweet Potato Harvest

Our First Sweet Potato Harvest

This was our first year growing all organic sweet potatoes. We grew our own purple sweet potato slips from a farm-purchased potato and bought some Beauregard slips from a local seed supplier. The purple sweet potato had a much better yield…with one potato weighing in at about 3 pounds! Those handful of slips grew vines that took over about 1/3rd of our garden!

We are still learning how to garden, so every little success is a triumph. Especially trying to garden on a very wooded and shaded lot. It was a success to us!

Slugs!  Organic Slug Control (Spoof)

Slugs! Organic Slug Control (Spoof)

Growing Giant Pumpkins

Growing Giant Pumpkins