how rich people think

How Rich People Think

The wealthy of this world are different than most people.  Well, heck yeah, they have more money than most people, right??  Worded more correctly, the wealthy think differently than most people.  "How Rich People Think" breaks down not only how rich people think, but also how they behave and how that keeps money in their pockets. First, let's define "wealthy". The words "rich" and "wealthy" aren't words that I'm fond of. Words that I prefer to use to describe someone who is financially independent don't include "rich" or "wealthy".  I prefer terms like "independently wealthy", "resilient", "affluent" or "well off". For the sake...

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How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for Long-Term Food Storage

How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for Long-Term Food Storage

There's a lot of confusion about food storage methods out there!  When is it appropriate to use mylar bags vs. vacuum packing vs. glass jars?  Let's unpack this and let me explain "How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for Long-Term Food Storage". Food can be stored short-term or long-term. Short-term should be considered 12 months or less.  Vacuum-packing and mason jars are very appropriate for short-term food storage.  Your food will keep just fine in vacuum-sealed containers, whether they be jars or the plastic bags that are made for the Food Saver. The Food Saver has this handy little attachment...

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how to get rid of japanese beatles organically

THE Natural Way to Finally Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles.  They come every year to destroy all of my beautiful fruit trees and garden, especially the roses.  I hate them, I'll bet you do as well.  Let's talk about "THE Natural Way to Finally Get Rid of Japanese Beetles ". The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, made it's way to the United States around 1916.  Currently, Japanese beetles are established from Maine to Georgia and every other state east of the Mississippi River.  The beetles are now being seen in parts of Kansas and are thought to be moving westward. Did you know that a Japanese Beetle will fly up to...

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How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals

How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals

Ever get tired of expensive, mediocre, canned meat at the store?  Want to take control the quality of the canned meat you eat? Can your own!  It's simple to do and it's a great way to boost your pantry! Let's take a look at my tutorial "How to Can Hamburger for Quick Meals". Typically, I can meat in the late fall/winter.  That's because our beef is usually ready, from the farmer, at that time of year. This year, we're raising our own beef!  Yay! However, it's April, my beef freezer is getting low and our beef won't be ready to process until...

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How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

Oh lord!  Is this what we've come to?  Well, maybe. Whether it's used in a crisis situation or as a part of your sustainable home, let's talk about "How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper". You may have heard "cloth toilet paper" referred to as the "Family cloth". That term disgusts me. It's the reason I didn't try cloth toilet paper sooner. So, clear your head of any bias and hear me out. With the exception of the Chinese, who have records of using something like toilet paper around the 6th century, toilet paper as we know it has only been around for...

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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 Tap Maple Trees and Make Syrup

How to Tap Maple Trees and Make Syrup

After many years of procrastinating, I finally accomplished my goal to make my own maple syrup!  The whole process isn't difficult, I regret waiting so long!  I'm excited to share my experience with you about "How to Tap Maple Trees and Make Syrup"! First off, you're going to need a good-sized Sugar Maple tree, no less than 10" in diameter.  In my opinion, Sugar Maple trees are the best choice for syrup.  However, there are 27 trees that can be tapped for syrup! My Sugar Maple tree isn't large enough to tap, so I was grateful when a good friend allowed...

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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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Keeping Bees for Beginners

Keeping Bees for Beginners

Beekeeping is one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling hobbies I've ever taken on!  Are you thinking about beekeeping this year?  As a beekeeper for years now, let's chat about "Keeping Bees for Beginners". I've got some sage counsel for you, so let's dig in. Most of my life, I've been dreadfully afraid of bees.  Maybe you can relate. Yet, after moving to our 10-acre homestead, I began to notice an overall lack of bees, butterflies and other insects on our property.  Honestly, it was pretty weird. As a kid, I remember seeing all sorts of butterflies and insects!  What happened to...

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