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Recommended Item Of The Week: Home Canning With Confidence

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit The question that I get asked quite often by folks just getting started is “What Homesteading Skills Should I Work On As A New Homesteader?” Of all the things on the list of skills I give them I think learning to can is the one that ...
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How To Prepare A Bug Out Bag

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit What is a Bug Out Bag? The Bug Out Bag is also known as the 72 Hour Kit. It is designed to support an individual for a minimum period of 3 days as far as basic comfort, sanitation and consumption needs. Why You Should Have A ...
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Recommended Item Of The Week: Heated Seed Mat

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit For the first couple years of growing a garden I didn’t use heated seed mats, I started all of my seeds indoors on the kitchen table (despite my wife’s displeasure with this) in front of a south facing window. It seemed like it would take forever ...
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Preparing The Greenhouse For Winter

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit Having a greenhouse, even a small one can be very useful on the homestead, we use ours in all four seasons. In this video I talk about some things I do to transition the greenhouse over for growing a few things through the winter. Some of ...
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Grafting Is A Great Way To Grow A Homestead Orchard

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit In my opinion a homestead just isn’t complete unless it has an orchard. Some of my fondest memories as a kid centered around my grandparent’s and my parent’s orchards. Being able to go out and pick the fruit of your choice for a snack at anytime ...
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A Harvest From The Quote Garden: Gardening Is About…

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit “Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~Lindley Karstens It’s easy to get wrapped up in the practical side of gardening; the healthy ...
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Recommended Item Of The Week: Hori Hori Knife

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit If you were to ask me what my 3 most used gardening tools are, the Hori Hori Knife would be on the list and it would be on the list for most serious gardeners I think. What is a Hori Hori Knife? Sometimes referred to as ...
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10 Best Online Communities For Homesteaders

~~Thank You For Sharing~~ShareTweetGooglePinterestReddit With today’s progress Modern Homesteaders find themselves being both blessed and cursed with modern technology. We now have access to just about any information with just the push of a button or the click of a mouse, while this is a good thing it can be ...
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