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How To Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

When you begin your homesteading journey, you typically start because you want to become more self-sufficient. It often looks like getting a few chickens, maybe some goats. You then venture into dairy cows, beef herds, turkeys, large garden plots, canning and preserving, and other expeditious skill sets. But the one thing I most often find […]

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Composting: From Start to Finish

  You may already know that 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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The Benefits of Barefoot Gardening

My son is a barefoot child—wild and free. He most likely inherited it from me, his mother. When that springtime weather hits, I’m in the garden barefoot. Of course, I’mt not walking all over gravel and through the woods like he is, but I absolutely love gardening barefoot. There’s just something extraordinarily human about it—feeling […]

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Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Do you know the difference in chicken breed egg colors? Which chickens lay blue eggs? Which ones lay green eggs? In your quest for fresh chicken eggs, you may be wondering which chickens to buy that will give you colored eggs. Maybe you are interested in a heritage breed flock of chickens. Sometimes chicken owners want to […]

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Fermenting Basics 101

So many today are a little nervous to use fermentation as a method of preserving their harvest simply because they are unfamiliar with it. Though there is a lot of science behind the process, it is not necessary to understand any of it in order to make your own probiotics at home. You may discover […]

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster on Your Homestead?

Whether it’s rains and flooding, a hurricane or tornado, a snow storm, fire, or some other natural disaster—the biggest question is, are you prepared for it? We can never base our lives off of the “what-ifs”, but when the threat of the “what-ifs” become a reality, you should never be caught off guard, especially on […]

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The Basics of Raising Chickens

Before deciding to bring home those extremely cute, newly hatched chicks, take a look at what is involved in raising chickens. Certainly, raising chickens is an enjoyable hobby with the delicious fresh eggs as a reward. But do you know the needs of the day old hatched chicks? Can you even have chickens in your neighborhood […]

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Spicy Eggs, Bacon & Kale

Eggs. If you have a homestead, you most likely have eggs. Even urban backyard chicken keepers will have eggs coming out of their ears most Summers. So when we have all of these eggs, and have even more eggs after selling our extras, we often try and find fun new ways to use our eggs […]

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