DIY Rain Water Catchment Systems

The average roof collects over 600 gallons of water for every inch of rainfall so why not harvest that water and make use of it. If you live in an area that uses city water this is a much healthier source of water for your garden and much more efficient than paying high water bills in dry times. Rain water catchment systems don’t have to be complicated and depending on the size they don’t have to be expensive either. Here are just a few ideas for your very own diy rain water catchment system.

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5 Great Apps You Can Use On The Homestead

Modern Homesteading combines the best of both worlds. We utilize the useful and quite frankly better skills of the past with the best of modern advancements. Here are a few tools that help us merge those two worlds. . 1. The Food Gardening Guide This app combines expert advice from the Crop at a Glance and the […]

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Bunny Berries for Bucks

Urban Homesteaders are constantly looking for ways to make money from their small town farming efforts, well if rabbits are part of your homestead then here is a way.

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Heating the Homestead Garage

I recently had to put some thought as to how i was going to heat my garage this winter so i could work on the many homestead projects I’ve got going on. In the past i used a kerosene salamander heater but i sold it this last summer because it wasn’t an ideal heat, to […]

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Cucumbers at The Small Town Homestead

This is a picture of how our cucumbers looked just a short time ago and the video below shows them now. Just halfway through the growing season and the cucumbers are doing great! This is what you can do with a small raised bed and only four plants. Who says you can’t grow your own […]

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Welcome to the Small Town Homestead

Hello We are just launching our website, social media sites and our podcast. I hope you will check back regularly over the next few weeks as things start to happen. What are we about – We hope to be a place of encouragement, education, community and fun. A place where folks can come and develop […]

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