Growing Hemp on the Homestead
March 12, 2021 · · Growing

Recent interest in growing hemp as an agricultural crop isn’t as recent as you might think. Hemp is an ancient plant. Evidence points to the plant’s use 10,000 years ago where it has been used for centuries as a form of textile fiber.

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Garden Hoops: Low Tunnels for Frost and Insect Protection
March 12, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When you’re itching to get your hands dirty, garden hoops can extend the season enough to avoid disaster. Midway between full-sized greenhouses and the gamble of throwing …

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How to Care for a Shamrock Plant
March 12, 2021 · · Growing

Shamrock plants are in abundance in stores every March for St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever wondered how the humble shamrock plant became associated with St. Patrick?

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Naturally Bug-Free: Natural Pest-Controlling Methods That You Can Make At Home!

Add to Favorites Natural pest-controlling methods are becoming more popular as we learn about the detrimental effects of chemical sprays and poisons on the environment. Do you cringe at the …

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Beginning Blacksmithing

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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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others.

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Why The Best Fuel Type For Tools Doesn’t Come From The Pump

The best fuel type for tools used to be your standard pump gas from the local gas station. Unfortunately, that’s changed.

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Homesteading After Retirement: Part 3
March 9, 2021 · · Homesteading

Is running a market garden business a good fit for retirement life? This installment of the Homesteading After Retirement series involves an area of homesteading that I have absolutely no experience in doing.

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DIY Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
March 7, 2021 · · Homesteading

The kids and I had a wood-fired pizza at a restaurant and we liked it so much that we decided to build a pizza oven, not only for making pizzas. If done properly, it can bake bread, chicken, and for up to 72 hours after the fire goes out, it can be used as a grill.

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A Sulute to the Mighty Come-Along Tool

Thanks to the fabulous come-along tool, an endless variety of monumental pulling tasks can be performed by one individual. In countless sheds and barns across this nation is one of the greatest tools known to man.

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