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Owning A Wood-Fueled Cookstove

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw Steve and I knew we wanted a wood-fueled cookstove when planning our homestead so many years ago, it was in the drawings from the …

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How To Clean a Chimney
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Learning how to clean a chimney is one of those skills every homesteader should know. It’s not the most glamorous thing to do, but it’s exceptionally important. …

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Visit Sustainable Living Communities for Homesteading Inspiration
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Located in picturesque Iceland 60 miles from Reykjavík, Sólheimar Ecovillage offers a world-renowned sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people live …

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Igniting the American Homesteader Dream

Add to Favorites By Lori Davis, New York Changes are underway as the country’s demographics shift in significant ways, casting shadows on the traditional American homesteader dream and transforming it into …

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How to Dig a Well By Hand

Add to Favorites If you’re a homesteader, there’s value in knowing how to dig a well by hand. Of the three main types of wells—dug, drilled and driven—dug wells are …

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Are Off-Grid Hydropower Systems Viable on the Homestead?
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When my grandfather was a boy, his family operated the only grist mill in the parish. He had to quit school when he was in the third …

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What is Solar Water Heating and How Does it Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My Granny Brown didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was around 11 years old. There were no solar water heating systems then. Instead, they put a small …

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Knowledge of Snake Bite First Aid Can Save Lives
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are snakes one of those things you’re afraid of? I can’t help but think of an old country song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes….” That’s the …

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Determining The Best Renewable Energy Source For Your Homestead
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Living off-grid with the best renewable energy source has benefits and rewards. The most obvious is the saving of money on monthly power bills. Setting up your …

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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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A Day in My Life in an Off-The-Grid Home
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are you thinking of moving to an off-the-grid home? Ever wonder what it would be like to live off grid? Come spend the day with me. Hopefully, …

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Old Adages From Our Homestead Heritage
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Have you ever wondered about the meanings of the old adages from our homestead heritage? Have you ever said, “I wonder where that saying comes from?” I …

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How to Move to New Homesteading Land
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you’re searching for new homesteading land, the hardest part may prove to be the decisions regarding your livestock. Moving yourself, your family, and all the household …

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Identify Toxins in Your Home
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In order to protect our loved ones, we have to identify toxins in our homes. It seems we can’t escape them. They’re everywhere around us in so …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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