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Composting 101

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
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Composting is a sustainable way to rid yourself of stinky kitchen scraps, save some money on fertilizer, and even clean up the debris out of… Read More »Composting 101

GMOs… and everything you need to know!

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Today we’re taking a dive into what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are, why they’re used, and so much more. GMOs can sound like a scary… Read More »GMOs… and everything you need to know!

5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Spring starts on March 19th, 2024. Aren’t you excited? I know I am. There are many plants that can be planted beforehand! Plants like broccoli,… Read More »5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

How to Grow Chicken Feed for Your Homestead Flock

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

In the last post, I covered why it’s important to create a closed-loop system for yourself and your animals. In this post, I’m going to… Read More »How to Grow Chicken Feed for Your Homestead Flock

What is a Homestead?

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

What is a homestead? There are many answers to this question and at the end of the day it’s all about what you make it.… Read More »What is a Homestead?

How Much Land Do You Need to Homestead? From Gardens to Livestock

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

Self-sufficiency is a conversation and a lifestyle that is rapidly gaining traction across the US (and the globe), and I’m BEYOND excited to see it… Read More »How Much Land Do You Need to Homestead? From Gardens to Livestock

Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Planting

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Spring is here, and gardening is near! Gardening should be accessible to everyone, from teachers in classrooms looking to inspire young minds, hobbyists, those who… Read More »Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Planting