From Start to Finish: Working with Textiles
October 5, 2022 · · Sheep

Work with textiles has moved to the machinery and technology age, but in the early days, textiles were created and crafted by hand, using the simplest of tools and devices.

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Learn How to Felt Wool for Fun or Profit

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
October 5, 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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12 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet

What does “crochet” mean? Let’s start with the basics. Crochet is defined as the process of hooking thread or yarn to create fabric.

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Surviving a Weather-Related Power Outage
October 4, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

It’s all fun and games until it’s lights out. But a little preparation can help you survive a power cut or outage.

Losing power during summer is hot, sweaty, and miserable. You hold glasses of milk against your perspiring forehead then drink before the milk goes bad.

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Facts about Floods and Surviving Them
October 4, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

Tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes come on fast and strong. But floods can be just as devastating.

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How to Build A-Frame Pig Shelters
September 29, 2022 · · Pigs

We have found that our A-frame pig shelters are the best protection for our pigs when raising pigs on pasture. Whether farrowing outdoors or just providing shelter to your adult pigs, some of the important things to consider are shape, space, dryness, and function.

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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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Safely Limbing and Bucking Trees

Bucking trees isn’t as easy as it looks. Learn how to limb a tree and buck wood safely.

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Know Your Firewood Moisture Content

Knowing firewood moisture content can make the difference between creating steam or heat. Most folks agree that water doesn’t burn, not unless you break H2O down into H and O, both of which are highly flammable, and that doesn’t happen in your stove or furnace.

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