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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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10 Homesteading Blogs That Inspire and Educate
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Are you on the hunt for helpful homesteading blogs? You’re in luck. The Countryside Network features some of the most influential homesteading bloggers today. You’ll hear from these knowledgeable bloggers (and …

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Building Simple Homesteading Partnerships
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Establishing simple homesteading partnerships can start with a casual conversation. I caught up with Bryce as he loaded a pair of speed skis into his beat-up pickup truck. …

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Hannah’s Farmhouse Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

Add to Favorites by Hannah McClure– Around our home, fruit is one must-have grocery item year round. From mandarins and apples to berries and bananas, my little ones and I …

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Best Baking Apples For Pie, Kuchen, and Dumplings
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites When my kids were little, I wore out the phrase “A is for apples.” It started when we planted an orchard of apple trees across from our …

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Taste Great and They’re Healthy, Too!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Tired of having to read labels on fruit roll-ups/fruit leathers at the grocery? Do artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and a high price make …

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How to Make Vinegar and Other Vinegar Basics

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Did you know that one of the most common condiments, vinegar, has a history going back to ancient times? Over …

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How to Make Homemade Granola
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Running out of homemade granola during blueberry season is a capital offense at our house. One of the reasons we tend to run out is that homemade …

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Cooking Duck Breasts

Add to Favorites Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota If you’re looking for something special to serve this holiday season, think duck. That is, duck breasts. Yes, you can …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: A Cattle Man’s View
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Thayne Mackey – Sheep are a wonderful little beast. They provide food, fiber and all manner of agitation. This keeps the blood flowing and the arteries …

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Crabapples

Add to Favorites By Lisa Garcia — Crabapples are often overlooked as a food source for rural and suburban homesteaders. Now treated primarily as ornamentals, these trees have a usefulness that …

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Canned Apple Pie Filling

Add to Favorites We have a recipe for canned apple pie filling we have used for years. A few comments first. A grocery bag of nice apples will do about …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you …

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How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food …

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