September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month Are you prepared? Are you ready for whatever comes your way? I would say that almost 50-75% of Americans today aren’t ready for any sort of disaster.  I am not just talking about catastrophic events such as nuclear war, the Yellow Stone super volcano or anything like that – I […]

Don’t count your eggs – just yet!

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Don’t count your eggs – just yet! Over the last few years – there has been massive amounts of food recalls on anything from salad mix, milk, cilantro – an now eggs, really?  The latest food recall is eggs.  What can we buy at the local market – safely? Don’t count your eggs – just […]

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

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Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you So, you have decided on starting a homestead?  Where to start? You have to start somewhere!  The best place to start if you do not already have land suitable for homesteading, whether you live in the city or suburb; is to look for land that would fit […]

Best animals for your homestead

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Best Animals for your homestead If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you with natural fiber or wool to sell. Raising your own […]

What is Urban Homesteading

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\If you live in a city and dream of someday being able to work the land and become a urban homesteader, consider this: There’s no need to wait — you can easily do many homesteading activities in the city. You may not have enough garden space to grow your own wheat or corn, but you can […]

5 Tips to Successful Urban Homesteading

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Do you want to be a homesteader? Do you dream of taking care of the livestock and tending the garden?  Yep, you might be a homesteader!  That could be a line of jokes. If this is you and you live in the city, then urban homesteading may be for you.  If so, then our 5 tips […]

5 Ways to be Frugal with your container garden

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So you want to have your very own vegetable container garden? Are you concerned with the start up costs? Is it worth it?  Absolutely! Here are 5 ways to be frugal with your container garden. Before you know it, you’ll be a frugal vegetable container gardening guru! 5 Ways to be Frugal with your Container […]

The Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips

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The Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips Do you want to start organic gardening? Do you want to be successful at it? We’re here to help!  Here is our Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips! Tip #1 Start with a good organic soil. The soil is the foundation of any garden and a healthy, organic soil means […]

How to get started Homesteading today

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So you’ve chosen that homesteading sounds good to you, now what? How would can you decrease your reliance on the emotionally supportive networks of modern society? Start homesteading today! The principal question to ask yourself is why do I want to homestead? Know your inspiration. Much the same as perusing a destination, you need to […]

The Top Homesteading Skills that you need to know

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What ever happened to all of the things our grandparents used to do?  There are many skills our grandparents had that have been lost today. Various homesteading skills are lost on the modern city dweller. Providing food and water for yourself are absolutely crucial. Knowing things like how to collect and purify water, from any […]

Backyard Duck Basics

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Every homestead should have some poultry. Whether you are living out your dream on a homestead of twenty acres or on an urban homestead, you need to consider poultry as a great option for you. Chickens have been a favorite for many farmers and homesteaders over the years for the source of homegrown meat and […]

Raised bed for under $30!

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How to start a raised bed garden for under $30…is it possible? Absolutely! Do you want to get started gardening but only have a few bucks to put into it? No problem! I will give you all the information you need to start your very own garden for $30 or less. Where to start with […]

Start seeds indoors

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How to start seeds indoors In this entry we are going to explore how to start seeds indoors to get a jump on your growing season. In our last entry we covered all of the necessary ingredients to start seeds indoors (Starting Seeds Indoors). We also provided an idea as to where to get them and […]