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10 Maple Syrup Tips for Rookies

Maple Syrup Tips

While there is an abundance of information on how to tap trees and make maple syrup, learn from my rookie mistakes with these 10 maple syrup tips. How To Make Maple Syrup guides are readily available online and in books. I picked up a great book at Lehman’s that was very helpful. I recommend that anyone interested […]

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Growing Herbs for Bees

Herbs are very beneficial for honey bees in the homestead apiary! Learn which flowering and medicinal herbs for bees you should grow in your garden. The buzzing of pollinators in a garden—it’s a sound every gardener loves to hear in the spring. It means healthy plants and vegetables will soon arrive, and our little bee […]

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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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