Chicks on Farm, Planted 250 Trees, We’ve been busy

Well, we once again have chickens on the homestead, 250 more trees/shrubs have been planted, and compost has been moved… and it happened so suddenly! As always, we weren’t as ready for spring as we would have liked to be… On Tuesday, we received our order of trees… in the […]

Big Announcement for 2018 2

Since we moved onto our new property in the middle of the growing season, we weren’t able to grow much in 2017. So instead of overwhelming ourselves with the move, all the little first year projects, AND trying to scramble to fit in shortened growing season (we were tempted), we […]

Video – Starting a Small Nursery Bed by Propagating Hardwood Cuttings – Part 1 (Elderberry and Hardy Kiwi)

In this video we start setting up our nursery bed. We till an 11 foot by 4 foot bed by hand, explain how to take hardwood cuttings using Elderberry sticks, and plant them in the new bed.   [ecwid_product id=”70295762″ display=”picture title price options qty addtobag” version=”2″ show_border=”1″ show_price_on_button=”0″ center_align=”1″]

Elderberry Cutting in the Rugged Root Nusery bed

Email Subscriptions, Logos, and Articles

There are a couple different bits of news from the last couple weeks that are worth noting. First, you’ll notice on the right sidebar that there is a signup form for our email newsletter. There are a few of these forms throughout the website. We will be using this to […]

Homesteading Classes Now Available

We are excited to announce that Rugged Root Farms is now offering classes on a variety of topics. For the time being, this training is primarily about the domestic side of homesteading. Several people asked Ryia to offer in-depth classes on many of the topics she has written about over […]

Rugged Root's Nursery License, the last of the required legalities to begin sales

Legalities Complete!

All the Legal work is done! Rugged Root Nursery can officially begin selling live plants! Last week we received the MO sales tax license in the mail. Today we were pleasantly surprised with another document ahead of schedule. We got the last license needed (our nursery license) to begin selling […]

We Now Have a Website!

Exciting news! Rugged Root Farms now has a website! Come visit us at to view our progress. We still have a lot of work to go before we are ready to begin selling nursery stock, but we are making progress!

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