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Identify and Store Nuts for the Winter
December 29, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Scarlet leaves are among us as the nights become cooler. If you are starting to feel a little squirrelly, you are not alone. It is the chilly fall …

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Winter Hoof Care for Horses

Hoof care is important any time of year, but particularly so in winter when conditions are the wettest and most worrisome.

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Cross Stitch Patterns: Personalized Christmas Stocking Tags
December 7, 2022 · · Holiday, Homesteading

Learn how to make cute, personalized cross stitch Christmas decor and stocking tags.

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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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The Power of Potatoes

So much food goes to waste every day. Storing our homegrown foods for future use is one way of stopping much of this waste.

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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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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
October 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes.

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How to Make Bath Bombs: An Easy DIY Gift
October 8, 2022 · · Soapmaking

If you’re just starting your soapmaking journey, learning how to make diy bath bombs is a good first step.

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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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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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