Summer Preparations For The Homestead

Living in the Midwest it’s easy to remember to get things ready around the homestead for winter but prepping things for the summer is something we may not put much thought into but can be just as important. Here are a few links that may help us get started with a few ideas and to […]

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Making Raised Garden Beds Using Natural Materials

In this post I thought I would share with you a few ideas from videos and pictures I found from around the web about how to build raised vegetable garden beds using natural materials such as the soil itself, rocks and logs. This can be a great way to build raised beds if you’re on a budget or just wanting to incorporate a more natural looking design into your property, these designs fit especially well into a permaculture design.

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Christmas Art, Christmas Crafts and Re-Reading Great Books

Christmas Art Tis the year my wife (Mary) became artistic. It was never her thing before but for some reason this year she found out she loves to paint pictures. Last night she painted a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and it came out really good. I’m guessing our house will be filled with all kinds […]

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Raising Rabbits: Colony or Cages?

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/7361075/raising_rabbits_colony_or_cages.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday is Day 20 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where we are answering your questions about homesteading by featuring one question per episode and providing an in depth answer for 30 episodes. Today’s question is “I’m going to start raising […]

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The Inspiring Side Of Urban Homesteading

Recently I have been checking out a few websites of folks making a difference in the world through urban homesteading. One of the things I find inspiring about these folks is the community involvement that seems to take place and the positive change their urban homesteading endeavors seem to have throughout that community. Here are […]

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Changing The Rabbitry and Preparing For Quail

Changing the Rabbitry Over the last year and a half my rabbitry went from cages to a colony setup in a 10′ x 24′ pen and now is getting taken back to cages. Why? When I first left the cages for the colony it was for a few reasons. First was my own desire to […]

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Preparedness and Homesteaders Everywhere

Preparedness I was reminded today of the importance of being prepared. My 2003 Trailblazer broke down on the way to work this morning, it was 1:30 a.m. and 28 degrees outside. I had to push it about 2 blocks into a parking lot to get it off the road and walk about a quarter mile […]

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Is It Safe To Water Bath Can Vegetables?

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/7215697/is_it_safe_to_water_bath_can_vegetables.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday is Day 18 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Each episode will feature one question and answer […]

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What’s The Best Gun For Hunting Small Game?

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/7186837/what_s_the_best_gun_for_hunting_small_game.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday is Day 17 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Each episode will feature one question and answer […]

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