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The Benefits of Barefoot Gardening

The reality, however, is that barefoot gardening—just as with gardening with your hands in the dirt—is not only therapeutic, but extremely beneficial to your health. The Benefits of Barefoot Gardening It’s A Natural Thing According to Patrick McKeon, a professor in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, barefoot activities can greatly improve […]

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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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Why We Homestead | Bumble Bee Junction

Bumble Bee Junction came about in 1996 from two conflicting factors—the fixed incomes of two disabled Veterans, and four children to feed.  Thankfully, we were able to draw on previous skills and experiences such as cooking, canning, crochet, hunting, fishing, trapping, building, to pull us through. Our main focus in the beginning, as it remains […]

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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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Why We Homestead | 7 Tree Farm

So I was laying in bed this morning, listening to the increasingly indignant squawking coming from the barn, and I had a thought. I should really get up and let the chickens out was my thought. But I ignored that thought, as I immediately had another thought. That pregnancy book ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ really didn’t prepare […]

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Virginia HB2030 Hearing

CALLING ALL VIRGINIA FARMERS AND HOMESTEADERS! On January 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. the House Sub-Agricultural Committee met about House Bill 2030. Here’s an excerpt on HB 2030: “Exempts a producer of food, including milk, products made from milk, and poultry, from regulations of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services so long as the […]

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