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Cooking Up a Pantry Staple: Dried Bean Recipes

Rootsy’s May Membership content is all about Preparedness. One easy way to make your family more prepared for unexpected situations or natural disasters is to have a well-stocked pantry. Even if you’re just having a hectic week, it’s nice to know that you can count on...

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Make Flower Jellies to Preserve Blooms as Food

There's something so very special about flowers. They seem to be the very essence of form and function. It is enough, for me, that they simply exist. However, when I can take their beauty and turn them into delicious food and put them up into the pantry for winter...

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DIY Upcycled Chicken Coop

As chicken keepers, we all daydream of our ideal chicken setup.  An acreage with plenty of space for the flock to free-range (and it is predator-free). A variety of chicken breeds so the egg basket will display a natural rainbow of colors. And for the comfort of the...

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Upcycle Found Items into Garden Pots

Gardening can be an expensive hobby, fun, but expensive. If you hope to raise enough food for your family it can be difficult to find space suitable for growing large quantities of vegetables. Use these ideas to turn your upcycle items into garden pots. You’ll be...

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The Low Cost Kitchen

Whether we're starting out in our first apartment or expanding our cooking skills, we need to stock our kitchen with the essential equipment. In some cases that equipment can be expensive investments that lifetime. In many cases, however; secondhand shopping can...

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Providing Supplemental Chicken Coop Lighting

If you keep chickens, you have experienced the ebb and flow of egg production.  Spring and summer are the glory days.  These are the peak months where every hen is laying like a champ. But with the arrival of autumn, sunlight hours begin to wane, we see egg production...

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DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board

When we painted our daughters' room about four years ago, both girls wanted a lot of color. Since our oldest was 13 at the time, I tried to not be too much of a downer and so I allowed more color than I really wanted. It turned out to be beautiful and was just what...

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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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