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The Best Way to Split Wood Efficiently
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My husband has designed his own firewood chopping block for the best way to split wood efficiently for us. If you split firewood, then you know the …

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Steps to Self-Sufficient Farm Living and Simplifying Your Life
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Is self-sufficient farm living a goal for your family this year?  Many of us are focused on simplifying our lives. Me too! I’m a goal setter. Some …

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Homesteading Tips for Self-Sufficient Farm Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Self-sufficient farm living means different things to each homesteader. The first thing to come to mind for me is a manual kitchen tools list. Of course necessary …

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The History of Countryside and Small Stock Journal
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Editor’s Note: This is a piece from Jd Belanger, who created the modern version of Countryside and Small Stock Journal in 1973. Specifically, this is from his column, …

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Jobs Created Within Homesteading Communities
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Homesteading communities make a difference. From hobby farmers cherishing idyllic lifestyles to families who have ranched hundreds of acres for generations, each piece of actively managed homesteading land …

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9 Tips For Homesteading Today
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Are you dreaming of simple homesteading? Are you homesteading in an urban setting? Do you own a large piece of land? Are you an old hand at …

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Get Home Bag List: A Vital Component of Readiness

For most people, home is where you will want to be during a crisis. That’s where you have the bulk of your emergency essentials and where you’ll find the assistance and support of your family and possibly your neighbors

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Simple Homesteading – How to Start Successfully
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Starting a new homestead can be an overwhelming experience. We start out full of hopes and vision. We look for a better quality of life through simple …

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Adding a CAP to Your Farming Plan

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas, Idaho Most people who raise cattle cannot increase their land base, so in order to increase production, they need to use the land more …

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Beyond Kraut and Kimchi Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Add to Favorites Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment, like with kraut and kimchi recipes, is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation food preservation …

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My Top 13 on the Food Additives List to Avoid
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites When we began our journey of using food for health many years ago, I was shocked as I learned about the food additives list for processed and …

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Kitchen Gift Guide: Homemade Bread Recipes, Mason Jar Cookie Mixes and More

Add to Favorites As we prepare for the holidays, I always take a day to make gifts from the kitchen to share with friends, teachers and co-workers. One of my …

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Enjoy Brussels Sprouts all Year Long

Add to Favorites By Terri, New Mexico Most people eat Brussels sprouts steamed or boiled like cabbage. I would like to share my own invention that saved me many a …

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In The Kitchen — Travel: Tunisia’s Paradise

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around The World The taxi driver, Ahmad, was talkative as we drove through the beautiful countryside of the Island …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate …

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