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Winter Homestead Organization: The Key to a Fruitful Farm

Winter Homestead Organization

Winter is perfect for thinking about working smarter, not harder on the farm. These homestead organization tips are key to success next year! As our homesteads slow down for the winter, it is the best time to close things out, reflect on the past year, and plan for the new one. This focus on homestead organization […]

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How to Grow Onions from Seed

How to Grow Onions from Seed

Growing onions from seed can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Onion seeds take a long time to grow and must be started indoors during mid to late winter. It would be nice if you could just sprinkle them over your flat and be done with it, but they will turn into a […]

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Homemade Cream Cheese

How to Make 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

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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