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March 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

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A Field Guide to Common Owl Species
March 16, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Many of us have resident owls on our farm and wonder what kind of owl species we are hosting. This field guide shows identifying features and behaviors …

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Downsizing as a Way to Continue the Homestead Lifestyle
March 12, 2022 · · Homesteading

Terry Garratt grew up knowing that she was going to live off the grid. Smaller scale is one way to continue the life she loves.

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Drop Spindle Spinning: Making and Using Your First Spindle

Add to Favorites By Angela Hammer – I’ve always liked making things with my hands. I learned how to crochet years ago, so spinning became the next logical step for me …

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How to Work a One-Acre Homestead

Add to Favorites When we purchased our home in upstate New York, we had no intention to create a one-acre homestead. We were thrilled that we had so much space …

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Homeschooling Homesteaders

I’m quite certain that many of you reading this are possibly already homeschooling on your homestead. But just as many may be considering such an idea and think it’s completely impractical or downright impossible

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Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
March 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to …

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Sugar Water Manor: Owning and Operating a B&B Homestead
February 25, 2022 · · Homesteading

The current owners of Sugar Water Manor have refurbished, renovated, and restored the main home, the farmhouse, the homestead, and the loft and run a farm bed and breakfast here.

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How A Solar Powered Car Could Drive Your Homestead
February 25, 2022 · · Homesteading

In 2014 when my wife and I decided to power our five East Texas acres with solar, a solar powered car was not part of the plan. But a couple of thoughts we had, changed our minds.

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Fire it Up!
February 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

Last winter saw the coldest temperatures that we’ve seen in several years. And with that, we were stuck inside because, with ice and snow-covered roads and temperatures barely reaching a high of five degrees F, we honestly weren’t thrilled about going outside at all.

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Getting Your Kids Involved with 4-H and FFA
February 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

The fair season was always filled with awe and wonder in my household, even from an early age. My father would take us through the livestock exhibits, and I would look up at the cages of poultry in amazement at the various colors and shapes of chickens.

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What are Skunks Good For on the Homestead?
February 16, 2022 · · Homesteading

When we hear the word, “skunk,” we don’t get a warm fuzzy feeling and are more likely to look for someplace to hide. That’s because skunks get a bad rap, some of it legitimate, but some mistaken. So what are skunks good for?

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Beginning Blacksmithing
February 15, 2022 · · Homesteading

Some of the best advice on self-reliance I’ve received was given to me by my grandfather while we worked in his blacksmith shop. “Never buy something that you can make,” he told me.

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Building Our Debt-Free Home
February 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

We had been married for six years when we became debt-free. Like many couples starting out we had a vehicle loan, a loan for our mobile home, and a few other debts.

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10 Things Kids Learn From Homesteading Today
February 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Rebekah White from New Life on a Homestead – Homesteading today is an idyllic lifestyle. While days are filled with seemingly never ending lists of tasks, dirt, and literal sweat …

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