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Repairing Water Lines: Frost-Free and Flowing

Enjoy this adventure in replacing water lines to avoid winter frost.

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“No-Peek” Beef Stew for a Winter Warm Up
December 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Is there anything better to chase away the bone-chilling cold of winter than old-fashioned beef stew?

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How to Save Electricity at Home During the Holidays
December 7, 2022 · · Holiday, Self-Reliance

As beautiful as the holidays can be with lights and displays, it can also get pricey. Here’s some tips on how to how to save electricity through the holiday season.

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How to Make Vinegar and Other Vinegar Basics

Learn how to make vinegar (and its interesting history!) in this article.

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
November 17, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Learning how to make bone broth is easy. Next time you have a leftover poultry carcass or bones from a roast, don’t relegate them to the trash. Use them in a bone broth recipe!

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3 Chill-Chasing Soup Recipes and 2 Quick Breads
November 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Need a meal that matches the autumn weather? Here are three soup recipes and two quick breads.

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4 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
November 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Try these 4 delicious, healthy sweet potato recipes for your next get-together.

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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Most of us enjoy eating potatoes, but only a small number of us grow our own. And yet, planting and harvesting potatoes is one of the simplest and highest-yielding crops to grow.

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest into Holiday Gifts in a Jar

You could have a pantry full of superior edibles made from preserve recipes that make convenient, thoughtful gifts in a jar from your pantry or freezer.

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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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How to Store Firewood: Try Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Racks

One thing we have in abundance here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is firewood. Last winter, we noticed that the number of wood piles on our neighbors’ properties increased dramatically.

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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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Fun and Flavorful Garlic Scapes Recipes

Garlic scapes are the long, green flowering tops of garlic that have been planted in the ground. The first in my list of favorite garlic scapes recipes was pretty simple: cutting up fresh garlic scapes on homemade pizza.

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
September 5, 2022 · · Growing

I often get asked what can chickens eat? Garlic has some really amazing health benefits for chickens (and humans!). Find out how to feed it to your backyard chickens and how easy growing garlic can be.

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