How to Prepare Your Family for a Food Shortage

Would you know how to prepare your family for a food crisis, should one happen?  Or, do you think that because you live in the US that such a thing would never happen? Unless you've been in a cave for the last few months, you've watched the world become an entirely different place due to a virus called the "coronavirus". Not since the Y2K crisis have I seen such wide-spread, worldwide panic. But it seems that every year brings it's challenges. Last year, we dealt with certain food shortages due to #noplant19, brought on by catastrophic rains that kept farmers from planting their spring...

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how to grow a salad container garden

How to Grow a Salad Container Garden

  "How to Grow a Salad Container Garden" is for those folks who LOVE summer salad veggies, but don't have the room or time to grow them!  You can grow a salad container garden on a back porch or even in a sunny window! This little project is perfect for: Folks who don't have access to soil to garden. Those who work a lot of hours and don't have much time. Urban dwellers with sunlight from a window or balcony. Avid gardeners who may need to take a year off for illness. New mothers who don't have time to garden. It starts...

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How to Clean a Chicken Coop

Every chicken owner wants to know the same thing.  What's the best way to clean my chicken coop and how often should I do it?  I'm going to show you the best way I've ever discovered to keep my coops clean and without odor.  So let's get down to business and check out "How to Clean a Chicken Coop", using the Deep Litter method. How Often Should I Clean My Chicken Coop? This is a great question and one asked by every chicken keeper. I spent far too much time cleaning out my chicken coop every week when I first got my...

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how to infuse honey

How to Make Infused Honey

Learning how to make infused honey is really very simple and fun!  There are so many possibilities to what you can create! An infusion is simply a drink or extract prepared by soaking the leaves or flowers of a plant or herb in a liquid.  That's it!  Just like making tea. Infused honey has lots of practical and potentially healing uses! What's so fabulous about infused honey (using raw, local honey) is that you can use practically any herb or spice you like! You can use herbs that you  just love the taste of, or use herbs that have specific therapeutic benefits. You can...

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How to Attract Beneficial Bugs to the Garden

How to Attract Beneficial Bugs to the Garden

When I hear people say that organic gardening isn't possible, I have to scratch my head and wonder how we got so far away from our roots.  Organic gardening is all I've ever known, primarily because that's the way my dad taught me.  My father always pointed to nature to correct itself and to make it's needs known to us.   We are only managers of the environment, and when we understand what nature needs, we can do a much better.  Here's "How to Attract Beneficial Bugs to the Garden"! We simply don't have as much control over nature as...

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Ideas to Persuade Your Spouse to Homestead

Ideas to Persuade Your Spouse to Homestead

"You spent HOW MUCH at the feed store?!!!  The electric bill is due and we're behind on other bills!"  Ever have this conversation with your partner?  That is if you choose to call it a "conversation"....it's more of a confrontation.  I've got some "Ideas to Persuade Your Spouse to Homestead"! I have a lot to say on this topic.  I am this person. I'm married to a wonderful man, and he's a wonderful father to our children.  My husband of almost 28 years works hard and provides very well for this large family.  He spends time with our children and is...

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How to Thrive like the Amish During Bad Economic Times

I love the Amish.  Why do I love the Amish?  Because everything about them screams of sustainability and self-preservation!  There is much to learn from these amazing folks, so here's "How to Thrive like the Amish During Bad Economic Times"! Holmes County I discovered the Amish about 25 years ago, when we were trying to get out of debt and get our finances in order.  If you aren't familiar with the Amish, they are a fascinating group of people who escaped religious persecution in Switzerland and Germany to migrate to the United States in the early 18th century. They initially settled in...

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How to Start Seeds Indoors for Beginners

How to Start Seeds Indoors for Beginners

  Why buy plants every year when you can easily learn "How to Start Seeds Indoors for Beginners"?!  I just finished up my order form with White Harvest Seeds  for heirloom, non-GMO seeds and I can hardly wait to get planting when they arrive! You will need: * A tall sturdy shelf, preferably metal. * Seed trays (I re-use my trays year after year, until they fall apart) with covers *Potting soil (I prefer organic) *Good quality seeds (I buy some but save seeds as well) *Plastic garden markers or Popsicle sticks *Permanent marker I like to take my seed starting trays outside and pour the potting soil...

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5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

As the seed catalogs flood our mailboxes, glorious thoughts of beautifully colored fruits and vegetables surround our minds.  We picture ourselves strolling through weedless gardens, as the birds sing, plucking the fruit of our labor, with just a glow of perspiration on our face!  Psht.  The reality of the garden is much different that the fantasy described above.  The truth is that manure must be spread, seedlings die, bugs come, equipment breaks and tools get lost, and the WEEDS.  Can anyone relate??  Let's get real and discuss "5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout"! How to Have a Weed-Free Vegetable Garden Over...

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