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365 Independence Days

365 Independence Days

We’re bringing you another classic lecture from the 2017 Homesteaders of America conference! Last time, we shared Joel Salatin’s vision of What is a Homesteader. Today, we hope you’re encouraged by Esther Emery’s inspirational talk where she shares the real legacy that her mother, the author Carla Emory who wrote Encyclopedia of Country Living, passed […]

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Gifts for Homesteaders

Gifts for Homesteaders

Looking for the perfect gift idea for the homesteader in your life? Homesteaders of America is here to help! We’ve compiled a collection of all the BEST gifts for homesteaders so you can give joy to your favorite farmer! Of course, there’s no better gift for homesteaders than the opportunity to gather with like-minded folks, […]

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Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade bone broth is one of the most medicinal food items an individual can consume. How to make it is extremely easy, and preserve it is even easier! Learn about the benefits of making a nourishing bone broth at home and then get a recipe for broth using lamb bones. The Benefits of Bone Broth […]

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Building a Humanure Compost Pile on the Homestead (VIDEO)

Building a Humanure Compost Pile

Join Off-Grid with Doug & Stacy as they show an easy system for how they use a humanure compost pile on their off-grid homestead to manage their waste. Doug & Stacy were scheduled to share a lecture about The Homestead Composting Toilet during the 2020 Homesteaders of America Conference but weren’t able to due to […]

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Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons

Free-Ranging Chickens in the Backyard

A lot of people love the idea of free-ranging their chickens and I’m definitely one of them. Like with anything in life and homesteading, there are some pros and cons to free-ranging chickens. Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons Chickens are known as the “gateway animals” in homesteading. So, you get a few baby […]

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What Is a Homesteader? with Joel Salatin

We’ve brought Joel Salatin’s “What is a Homesteader?” talk out of the Homesteaders of America Conference lecture vault for everyone to enjoy as we get ready for another “agrarian Sabbath” this week! Below you’ll find the key points from his transcript but set aside some time to watch the full lecture and enjoy Joel’s masterful […]

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3 Ways to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home

Whey Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Ricotta cheese is one of the easiest homemade cheese recipes you can make! And it doesn’t even need special ingredients, like rennet or starter cultures, so it’s one everyone can make today. Let’s learn 3 different ways you can make homemade ricotta cheese! Making cheese at home can be intimidating. Like pressure canning and soap […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Sugar-Free Jam

Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam: The Ultimate Guide to Sugar-Free Jam

If you’ve ever shuddered at the amount of sugar in a recipe for homemade jam, you’re going to love this guide to sugar-free jam.  Because yes, it’s totally possible to enjoy homemade and home canned jams that are both delicious and free from refined sugars.   How to Make Sugar-Free Jam When it comes to canning […]

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Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? Which Meat Chicken Breeds Should You Raise?

Cornish Cross vs. Freedom Ranger Chicks

Are you wondering which meat chicken breeds you should raise, Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? There is an increasing selection of meat chicken breeds available to the consumer these days, not to mention the option of raising larger, traditional, dual-purpose, laying hens. The two most popular choices right now are the white Cornish Cross and […]

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