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Herbal Solutions for Your Chickens

If you're getting into backyard chickens, there's a good chance a large portion of your decision is because you care about the food you're consuming. Maybe it's the fact that grocery store eggs can be several weeks old and washed in bleach when you bring them...

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Thinking About Homesteading? Rootsy Founders Weigh In

At the very foundation of Rootsy is simple living and homesteading. Our founding Team all homestead around the United States and all began striving for a simple life for various reasons. Maybe you're thinking about homesteading too. Read each of their stories and...

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Seasonal Eating in Winter

Living in a four-season climate, one of my biggest challenges as a passionate locavore is seasonal eating in winter. Although we do grow kale and other hardy greens under low tunnels well into the early winter, and although our root cellar is put to great use as a...

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10 Herbs for Every Kitchen Garden

You'll be surprised what you can create with just 10 herbs  Seasoning and flavoring our favorite recipes with herbs and spices is mostly a matter of personal taste. We choose harmonious flavors by tasting and smelling as we cook. It’s even better if the fresh flavors...

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How to Maximize Garden Shed Space

As gardeners, we all wish for more gardening space. Imagine if you had room for an additional raised bed? Perhaps a few fruit trees? What about a large strawberry bed? Oh yes, daydreams abound when it comes to garden space. But let me ask you this, do you ever dream...

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How to build frog habitats

For the most part, frogs and toads just need water, shelter, and lots of insects to live comfortably. For the water container, make sure you use something that the frogs can easily hop into and out of. The getting into is usually pretty easy, it's the getting out of...

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25 Ways to Use Lemons for Food and Healing

Winter is the season for citrus. Even for folks living in the great white north, citrus fruits are usually easier to find and less expensive this time of year. Lemons are among some of the most versatile foods on earth. Full of bitter and tart flavor lemons lend...

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Get to Know Quinn from Reformation Acres

This Month's Teacher Spotlight Homesteading is of great interest to our community, in fact in one form or another, it's what Rootsy is all about. This month, we are honored to present a teacher whose experience and background will highlight the work, challenges, and...

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15+ Organizing Hacks for the New Year

Life gets hectic. It gets stressful, and it gets cluttered. Organizing your home can be overwhelming, but thanks to these Organizing Hacks for the New Year, it doesn't have to be. Check out these great ideas for organizing your home, your garden, your kitchen,...

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