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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Homesteaders of America Conference 2020

It goes without saying—this year has been a whirlwind of crazy. We’ve been holding our breath since March of this year. With each passing month—with one homesteading conference after another being cancelled—we thought for sure that we’d be in the clear this coming October. Sadly, our optimism has faded. We have watched the world go […]

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A Broken Food System | It’s Time to Rebuild

Broken Food System

“The food supply chain is breaking.” These are the words John Tyson, board chairman of Tyson Foods, wrote this week. Over 2-million chickens will be (or have already been) killed in the wake of the recent virus. Why? Because of viral outbreaks in the processing plants, and social distancing restrictions. Likewise, Smithfield Foods––the largest pork […]

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Tips for Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

Successfully raising turkeys on the homestead is quite easy to achieve. However, there are a few things to keep in mind prior to incorporating them onto the property. Raising turkeys on the homestead may be something you’ve tossed around for quite awhile, but for some reason you haven’t been able to commit to bringing them to the […]

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My Favorite Garden Tips

I have had so many great people teaching me about gardening, I picked up many helpful and fun gardening tips for a healthy & fruitful garden. by Allison Ervin Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summertime activities. I love planting seedlings, watching them grow, taking care of them, and eventually, harvesting the wonderful things they bring […]

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Sustainable Farming: Making a Living on the Homestead with Joel Salatin

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a living from a homestead, there’s a man who can tell you about the sustainable farming methods that can make your dream a reality.  Joel Salatin is that man. His family owns Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Homesteading is – or should be – something like a closed […]

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