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Gardening

Building A Simple Cedar Raised Bed

Raised Garden Bed

As mentioned in my Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference post, I completely changed directions with my garden this year. I built my first raised bed not thinking we’d actually get it set up in time for this year’s garden, but we did. Buy a Raised Bed Kit or Build it Yourself? There are […]

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Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference

Sowing Seeds for Small Garden

Think you have to grow a huge garden to be self-sufficient? Think again! It’s amazing what a big difference even a small garden can make in securing food independence and security! By Cheryl Aker, Pasture Deficit Disorder Hello, fellow Homesteaders of America! I’m a new contributor here and I’m excited to share my homesteading journey […]

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Freedom Apparel Line NOW Available!

In 1776, a five man committee drafted America’s most important document—The Declaration of Independence. This document was accepted by the Congress on July 4, 1776, ensuring our rights to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.  This document is an intentional list of our rights as humans. It gives us the right to freely homestead […]

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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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Grow Your Own Food Series

In the midst of chaos and crazy, now, more than ever, people want to learn how to grow their own food! We’re linking elbows with some amazing homesteading YouTubers to show you how to grow your own food on March 23 through March 28. We’re here to help, for absolutely FREE! Here’s what you can […]

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Predator Control: Thieves on the Homestead

Summer is here in full swing. Corn is  growing. Tomatoes ripening. Chicks hatching. Piglets squealing. The most rewarding moments of homesteading  are upon us. And then the day comes. You walk out to your  chicken tractors  only to find one of your  chickens has been attacked by an opossum.  Or, you walk through your  garden […]

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Who Needs a Fairy Garden When You Can Have a Bee Kingdom? (with Video)

Raising kids on a farm is an ultimate experiment? Well, just add bees to that experiment and see what happens – a bee kingdom! Ok, ok it’s not as scary as what it sounds. In fact, I’m intrigued with the fascination and bond that raising kids around beehives does to them. My youngest showed an […]

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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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