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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

Fermentation Basics 101

Many today are nervous to use fermentation as a method of preserving their harvest simply because they are unfamiliar with it. Let’s shake that fear and dive into some fermenting basics to give you the confidence to preserve food the traditional way Though there is a lot of science behind the process of fermentation, it […]

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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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Disaster Preparation: Is Your Homestead Ready?

Whether it is rains and flooding, a hurricane or tornado, a snow storm, fire, or some other natural disaster—the biggest disaster preparation question is, are you ready 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 […]

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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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