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    Homemade Cream Cheese

    On your journey toward becoming a cheesemaker, homemade cream cheese is definitely a recipe to try. The good news is cream cheese is easy, takes very little active time, has a high yield, and is amazingly delicious!  Whether you love cream cheese for homemade cheesecake, spread on bagels, crackers, or toast, for cream cheese frosting, […]

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    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

    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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    Free-Ranging Chickens- The Pros vs The Cons

    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

    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

    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 Breed Should You Raise?

    Are you wondering which meat chicken breed 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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