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Set Simple Living Goals for Long Term Success

Gather steam, resources, and focus on long-term success in your intentional lifestyle by setting simple living goals with this easy and doable approach A new year offers us a fresh start. So does a new day, honestly, but many of us use New Year's Day to hit a reset...

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The Reality of Selling Eggs from Your Homestead

While homesteading is a satisfying life, earning money from your endeavors can be hard. Selling eggs from your homestead is an easy way to help with costs and offset the expenses of the homestead. By Guest Contributor Erica Nygaard When I started homesteading, I did...

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Growing Mushrooms for Profit

Looking for a way to make additional money on the homestead? Growing mushrooms for profit may be the answer. Start with one of these four reliable varieties and explore the possibilities. Most of us know the basic principles behind growing vegetables.  A little soil,...

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53 Ways to Make a Living on Your Homestead

You don't need a lot of property to make this happen. Get your ideas flowing about making a living on your homestead. These 53 ways will help you get started. Guest contributor Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness lives off-grid on her homestead in the woods. Today she’s...

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Teacher Spotlight: Devon at Nitty Gritty Life

This month, we are honored to present Devon at Nitty Gritty Life as a guest teacher on Rootsy. She has a background in foraging and is an avid homesteader and herbalist. Her lesson on incorporating foraged herbs into cookies looks mouthwatering! Devon at Nitty Gritty...

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Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe

These lemon shortbread cookies are a classic and one that you'll want to have on hand for special occasions or even for every day. Make the dough ahead and freeze until you're ready to do some baking. If you are looking for a simple but yummy cookie recipe to serve...

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The Best Pumpkin Cookie Recipe Around

This moist and easy pumpkin cookie recipe is a blessing to any serious pumpkin lover. Make cookies ahead of time and keep them in the pantry for up to a week. If you can keep them around, they store beautifully! Growing up, there was nothing like grandma's pumpkin...

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Gluten-Free Cookie Baking Tips + Recipes

We're happy to have Tammy Trayer teaching about gluten-free cookie baking here at Rootsy. She'll share tips for choosing the right kind of flour and three recipes you can try right away. Even if you aren't gluten-free you'll love the recipes. Being in my kitchen and...

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