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Long-Term Power Outage: Be Prepared for the Worst

Preparing for a long-term power outage

It’s the emergency situation no one wants to think about: A long-term power outage lasting two or more weeks. The thought of losing lights, refrigeration, heat, washing machines, and hot water understandably leaves some people paralyzed with fear. If you’ve never lived without these resources, then their long-term absence is not just inconvenient, it’s potentially […]

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A Heritage to Farm | Part 2 of 3

[Note: start from the beginning of this memoir series here.] A woodpile sits just outside the back door, firewood soon to be rendered useless because Spring is on the horizon: birds are singing their songs, the creek is running pretty well after a few showers, and thunderstorms are on the forecast. The earth stretches and […]

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Lessons Learned From My First Sauerkraut Ferment

Taking the great leap into home fermentation, such as making sauerkraut, can be an intimidating proposition. The prospect of throwing a bunch of vegetables into a container for weeks on end can be, well, disconcerting. If you’ve left berries in your refrigerator too long, you know what fermented foods can look and smell like, and […]

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The Woman HomesteadHER and FarmHER

Why are women stepping up and becoming the farmHer and homestead “hers”, instead of their male counterparts? Over the past 10 years, and more so in recent years, the face of farming has changed drastically. While it has changed in ways of GMO vs. non-GMO, it has also changed in relational, age, and “gender” ways. […]

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