Homesteading

Matching Dyeing Techniques to Fibers
September 28, 2022 · · Homesteading

Experimenting with different plant sources from nature can yield an amazing range of color when dyeing wool or cotton.

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Learn How to Felt Wool for Fun or Profit
September 28, 2022 · · Homesteading

Usually, people think of sculpting as an art form using clay or stone. However, there are other media and methods that can be used, such as wool. This has led many to discover how to felt wool and create beautiful wool sculptures.

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How to Crochet a Scarf
September 28, 2022 · · Homesteading

When you know how to crochet a scarf, you have the foundation of skills needed to create almost anything from yarn.

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10 Agritourism Ideas for Your Farm
September 12, 2022 · · Homesteading

Agritourism, while it sounds fancy, is not a new concept. Earning extra cash on your farm is possible with these agritourism ideas.

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money-making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can!

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Starting a Petting Zoo Business

Why not make use of the resources you already have on hand — farm animals, land, and a love of sharing them with others — and try starting a petting zoo business?

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10 Alternative Agritourism Examples for Your Small Farm
September 9, 2022 · · Homesteading

Check out these 10 alternative agritourism examples and see the possibilities of your farm!

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
September 9, 2022 · · Homesteading, Horses-Donkeys

Farming is tough. But agritourism ideas help people pay bills and create the lives they want for their families.

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Homesteading as a Family
September 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

While wanting clean, healthy food for my family was my motivation for homesteading, the richness of life it has provided is immeasurable.

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Foraging for Natural Dyes 
September 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

Our farm property is heavily wooded, so foraging for natural dyes was an easy transition for me once I learned the basics of natural dyeing.  

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The American Persimmon
September 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

Also known as the common persimmon, American persimmon is not to be confused with the smaller Asian variety. In fact, at a height of 30 to 80 feet, the American stands several times taller than its counterpart.

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Our Side Hustle with the Harvest Host RV Camping Network
September 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

The Harvest Host program is a membership network for self-contained RVers. Because campers are not charged nightly fees to stay at member sites, Harvest Host campers are strongly encouraged to support their hosts by purchasing products or making a monetary donation in exchange for unique, off-the-beaten path places to stay.

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A Year of Self-Sufficient Living
September 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

We decided to focus on growing vegetables and fruits and procurement of wild game. This is our year-long self-sufficient story.

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Keeping it Cool With a DIY Walk-in Cooler

The time was drawing near to process lambs. My husband and I had processed our own venison for years. We were ready to venture out and try something new.

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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers and Their Uses

Not only is it smart to keep fire extinguishers in your home, but it’s also the law in many states. Many of us do not realize that a single fire extinguisher does not work on every type of fire.

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