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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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8 Ways to Spring Hygge – Make Spring Cozy!

It seems like all you hear about all winter anymore is "hygge." What's hygge? Hygge is a Danish concept of living a cozy life, enjoying the simple things, and good food. Think comfy blankets, lots of candles, books, thick wooly socks, and comfort food. While this is...

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Should You Raise Goats on the Homestead?

Should you raise goats on your homestead? There is much to consider when deciding to raise goats on your homestead. Find out what you need to know before you begin and where to get that knowledge to be successful. There are many benefits to having goats on your...

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Improving Soil with Chicken Litter

Improving soil with chicken litter is an organic method for feeding your garden and a way to use your used livestock bedding.One of the perks of homesteading is that you can use waste from one area to enhance or grow another area. We are excited to have Erica of...

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