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Healing Plantain Salve Recipe

Of all the medicinal plants celebrated for their skin-healing powers, plantain is one of the most revered. Healing plantain salve can be wonderfully nourishing to your skin. Every home should have some ready for the next cut, scrape, sting or bite. Make some today! We...

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9 Ways to Preserve and Use Rhubarb

Rhubarb, that early rising perennial that you can completely ignore and know it will keep coming back in garden zones 3 to 8. With such a prolific producer, the more ways to preserve and use rhubarb you know the better! Rhubarb is so tart, it is usually mixed with...

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Beat Homestead Overwhelm with Good Planning

Homesteading is an active, busy lifestyle. There are a lot of balls in the air at any given moment. Those many chores - whether they are passions or necessities - can easily become daunting. Beat that homestead overwhelm with good planning. Create a Planning System...

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Preserving Basics: When to Blanch Vegetables

Serious home preservers look for shortcuts to help create the best product that will last the longest on the pantry shelves. Learning when to blanch vegetables can help save money, save time, and give you the best-tasting food. I am a lazy preserver and will take...

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The Best Basic Gardening Books

Gardens are an amazing place. They can also be a frustrating and mysterious place. There is so much to learn and practice. Thankfully there are some great gardening books that we can carry out there with us to guide the journey. There are no shortage of gardening...

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Basic Rabbit Housing Needs + 5 Free Rabbit Hutch Plans

There is no one style of rabbit housing that is suitable for all situations, but there are certain basic rabbit housing needs that should be met regardless of the type of housing used. Raising rabbits can be a rewarding experience and one that can provide many hours...

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Make Herb Salt to Preserve the Harvest

Herbs are easy to grow and produce quite a bit, however, they don't grow year round. Herb salt is a wonderful way to preserve your herb harvest. Learn how to make endless herbal salt combinations today. Herbs are (usually) some of the easiest plants to grow in the...

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Rootsy Responds: Top 10 Vegetables for the Home Garden

The best vegetables for the home garden might be hard to choose, but with your help, we'll give it a try. Each month The Rootsy Community comes together to bring their best ideas to the table. We call it CSA, Community Supported Answers! Raising your own vegetables...

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