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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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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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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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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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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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10 Ways to Conserve Water

Add to Favorites By Vicki and James Foster – The drought started the year we bought our homestead property. Experiencing a drought will quickly have you researching 10 ways to conserve …

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Add to Favorites The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications …

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How to Save Electricity at Home During the Holidays
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites City streetlights blink bright red and green. Even Rudolph’s nose shines so bright. The most wonderful time of the year is also the season with the highest …

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Simple Homesteading: Food Culture is About Sharing
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites I’ve always gardened and cooked for my family. But I didn’t realize how much my simple homesteading centered on them until I no longer had family to …

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Off-Grid Battery Banks: The Heart of the System

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink – Anyone who owns a vehicle likely already has a love-hate relationship with the starting battery inside. It’s heavy, dirty, expensive, dangerous, and always seems …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites “Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” …

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DIY: Make Peanut Butter

Add to Favorites Grow Your Own Peanut Butter! By Jim Hunter, Arkansas Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. We became disenchanted with the commercial brands after seeing other …

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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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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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