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Fall Harvest Recipes Roundup

The fall harvest has wrapped up and now it is time to make use of the bounty that you grew throughout the season! Take a look through this curated list of fall harvest recipes that utilize vegetables and meats that you may have ready to use during this time of year.  Homestead Fall Harvest Recipes […]

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The Different Colors of Honey

Honey comes in an array of colors. Today we are discussing where the different colors of honey come from and what they mean for the honey in your jar. Honey Color Varieties Have you ever noticed that honeys from different sources are often found in varying colors? The beekeeper at the Farmer’s Market might have […]

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12 Heritage Meat Chicken Breeds

When you think of meat chicken breeds, your mind probably goes straight to the Cornish Cross broilers. This breed is the most common used for meat. The very fast growth rate of this breed is appealing, but there are plenty of heritage meat chicken breeds that can give you a good amount of meat without […]

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How to Start Seeds for the Homestead Garden

Do you know how to start seeds for your garden? Seed starting doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow this how-to guide to get started! Is it really necessary to start seeds indoors? Well, no… you can grow food without starting seeds, BUT  if you are looking to grow an efficient, sustainable, and highly productive garden, […]

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8 Benefits of Mulch in the Garden

Many gardeners believe that mulch is reserved for flower beds surrounding the home to increase curb appeal or for someone using the Back to Eden gardening method. In reality, mulch can be an incredible asset to any garden. Let’s talk about what mulch is and the benefits of mulch in the garden.  Uses and Benefits of […]

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2021 Homesteaders of America Conference Lectures :: FREE ACCESS to Opening Sessions

We were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the turn-out for the 2021 Homesteaders of America conference in Virginia this year! So much so that when nearly everyone who bought tickets all showed up on Friday morning, our volunteers couldn’t get attendees checked in fast enough before the first lectures of the morning began. This was unprecedented […]

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Backyard Compost: From Start to Finish

You may already know that backyard compost is the most valuable addition to any garden. You may also know that compost changes soil structure in the very best ways, converting your average garden soil into one that’s friable and fertile. Finished compost adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, making soil nutritionally rich. It acts as a […]

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