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Make Honeysuckle Jelly and Savor Summer All Year Long

Nothing smells like summer quite like honeysuckle does. The sweet smelling flowers can be found on vines in undisturbed places, usually with children around them eating the honey flavored nectar. Although the rest of the plant is not edible, honeysuckle flowers are...

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How to Make Money on your Homestead – Cottage Food Laws

It seems these days everyone has a side hustle. Etsy shops, selling on Ebay, walking the neighbor's dog... there are so many ways to bring in some extra cash these days. Ever wonder just how to make money from your homestead? Cottage Food Laws just might be your...

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Using Worm Castings to Build Healthy Soil

Building healthy soil takes time, in fact, it can take year. But there are things you can do to speed it a long like using worm castings to nourish your plants and build healthy soil.  What are Worm Castings In a nutshell, worm castings are worm manure or poop if...

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Tips for Growing a Container Herb Garden

There are many reasons to grow a container herb garden. If you life in a cold climate you can grow herbs inside in a container. If you don't have much space for gardening, you can grow herbs in containers on the patio or balcony. Even if you have room in your...

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Eating Seasonally in Spring

Ah, Spring. When the world comes back to life. And the best part? All those fresh fruits and veggies! Eating Seasonally in the Spring is the best! Eating seasonally not only ensures the freshest and ripest food, but it also saves money too! Pay attention to your local...

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Plants for the Medicinal Herb Garden

The great thing about gardening is that we can grow exactly what we want and need. This is as true for vegetables as it for plants in the medicinal herb garden. Growing our own medicinal herb garden means we can plan and plant the useful herbs needed for the ailments...

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How to Plan a Useful Herb Garden

An herb garden is a useful thing of beauty around a home. It can add flavor to meals, healing remedies to the medicine cabinet, and provide a home to beneficial insects galore. Plan a most useful herb garden for your home with these guidelines. Planning the Culinary...

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Build Healthy Soil

The foundation of every garden is healthy soil. Healthy soil gives you fruit and vegetables full of nutrients, protects your plants during droughts, and supplies you with a wonderful harvest. But don't worry. I'm here to teach you how to build healthy soil the easy...

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53 Easy Ways to Earn Money From Any Size Homestead

You don't need a lot of property to earn money from your homestead. Start earning a living on your homestead or farm today doing what you already love to do. With more than 50 ideas, there's something for everyone who wants to start earning money from home. Guest...

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