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How to make eco friendly cleaning products

How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Frugal people share at least one thing in common.  They know "How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products"! You see, frugal people truly hate running to the store for one random item that they might have just run out of. Frugal people also dislike unexpected expenses and overpriced items. This is why prudent folks know all about the magic of cheap, eco-friendly, everyday household items, like vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap to clean their homes with! I am convinced, from spending decades inside of grocery stores and watching people in the checkout, that folks spend 15-20% of...

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How to be a modern homesteader

How to Be a Modern Homesteader

With all of modern benefits and technology of today, why would anyone want to go backwards in time to be a modern-day homesteader? Lots of folks would!  Today's world and the stress it brings would cause many people to ask themselves if it's all worth it.  Is there an alternative to the present-day lifestyle? Yes, there is! Let's talk about "How to Be a Modern Homesteader". The attraction and allure of modern homesteading is indisputable.   So many people dream of living out in the country one day, producing their own food and living from the land, all with different goals in...

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13 Fast Growing Vegetables for Summer

13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer

Summer is such a great time to enjoy all of your favorite vegetables! Short on time, though? Need something quick and easy to grow?  Check out "13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer"! As our food-grid shows itself to be more unstable than anyone really wants to come to terms with, it's wise to start growing some of your own food at home! Increase your food security with these 13 fast growing vegetables, you can start harvesting in no time! 1. Radishes Radishes are one of the fastest growing and most versatile vegetable to incorporate into any meal! Although I love...

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12 Ways to Start Homesteading in the Suburbs

How to Homestead in the Suburbs

  Homesteading in the suburbs?  Yes, it can be done!  I lived and homesteaded in a suburban neighborhood for 15+ years and I have a lot to share with you today about "How to Homestead in the Suburbs"!   1. Install Rainwater Barrels Being in control of your water is an important part of homesteading in the suburbs! Capturing your own rainwater is so easy to do!  Rather than pay high water bills, you can capture your own water from the sky! Rainwater barrels and downspout adaptors are readily available and simple to install.  Rainwater can be used for watering your garden or animals, flushing...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Food Security

10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family

There is little doubt that most Americans need to improve their family's food security, but just how is that done?  Let's take a look at some practical ways you can make sure your family always has enough food! Here's "10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family"! For the last two years here in the states, we have seen unprecedented shortfalls in our food supply. In 2019, known as the year of NoPlant19, we saw record rain fall/flooding in the "Bread basket" states, disallowing farmers to be able to plant in the Spring.  Seeds that needed to be in the...

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How to Know When It's Time to Downsize Your Homestead

How to Know When It’s Time to Downsize Your Homestead

If you've been homesteading for any length of time, chances are you may have more on your plate than is necessary.  How to know when it's time to downsize your homestead?  What are some downsizing tips to make it simpler? Let's dig into this! Becoming a homesteader and building a homestead is a fluid and organic process.  It's a time of great change in your life. The land changes, the weather changes, animals are born and animals pass, and WE change. We aren't the same people that we were when we started on this homesteading adventure! You've learned a lot about how...

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how to make flu-fighting elderberry syrup

How to Make Flu-Fighting Elderberry Syrup

You've heard about the health benefits of elder and elderberries, but what's all the hype about?  Does elderberry really have any affect on the body's ability to fight the flu?  I've got some answers for you, as well as the recipe for how to make elderberry syrup! What is Elderberry? Black Elder, also known by the botanical name Sambucus, is a 10-30 foot tree that likes moist areas from brooks, creeks, suburban areas and farmland.  Elderberry is rich in vitamin A, B and C, as well as antioxidant flavonoids and iron. The bark, leaves, flowers and berries can be used medicinally. There are...

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how to avoid homestead burnout

9 Ways to Avoid Homestead Burnout

How can you be burned out from a lifestyle you love?  It happens to every homesteader at some point, but here's "9 Ways to Avert Homestead Burnout"! Homesteading is one of the most wonderful and exciting things I've found to do on this earth!  However, homesteading is also a very demanding endeavor: physically and emotionally! Our bodies and minds are stretched to the max most days, and without careful consideration, we can find ourselves worn out and demotivated. You Matter I know what you're thinking. Life is busy.  We're busting our tails trying to make this homesteading thing work!  There's no time for "me". As...

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how to set attainable goals

How to Set Attainable Homestead Goals

  Learning how to set attainable homestead goals and actually having a plan for achieving them will make all of the difference in your sustainability journey! We all dream. Dreams about how we envision our homestead to function as well as other life aspirations!  How do we take those dreams and turn them into attainable homestead goals? Homestead Goals are Fluid and Ever Changing You might have just purchased land, to build your dream home on. Perhaps you purchased an existing farm and you're renovating. Or, you've found yourself on 1/2 an acre with an existing home. Maybe you live in the...

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