Category Archive: General Homesteading

Resources for the New Female Prepper or Homesteader

Resources for the New Prepper or Homesteader   This new life can be overwhelming for new preppers and homesteaders, there is so much information out there! It can be really hard to determine what is good, solid information and what is fear-mongering and just a site trying to sell you something (that you don’t really …

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You Should Be Reading These Homesteading Blogs

You Should Be Reading These Homesteading Blogs   Sometimes it can be a real challenge to get good, solid information online. How do you know if the site is legitimate? How do you really know if the information you are getting is trustworthy? Your first indication is your gut instinct. If it seems off or …

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The Easiest Way to Clean Cast Iron

The Easiest Way to Clean Cast Iron   So many people are clueless when it comes to cast iron. Perhaps that’s because so few people use it on a regular basis anymore. Most times when you see cast iron (if it isn’t new), there is gunk built up. Maybe there’s some rust on the sides …

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Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can

Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can For many, pressure canning is an intimidating thing. For others, it’s an outdated way to preserve food so there’s no reason to bother when you can just buy what you want. Sadly, canning food is a lost art compared to how many people had the skill a …

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3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens   Tomatoes are one of those garden foods that you’re either really great at growing or you can’t get them to fruit to save yourself. Others, still, are stuck in the middle: they can grow ’em, get fruit, but then it never ripens. I happen to fall into that …

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These 5 Reasons Will Make Homesteaders Fail

These 5 Reasons Will Make Homesteaders Fail No one wants to fail at any time but especially when you’ve uprooted your whole life (and maybe even your lifestyle) and moved to start a homestead. You’re all gung-ho about it and then, reality sets in. It’s a big change, with a lot of work involved that …

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DIY: Compost for Newbies

How to Compost for Newbies   So many people see the title and think “How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!” I’ve heard it said before and remember thinking “there should be a compost for newbies book out there!” Thankfully, the people over at Farming My …

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There Are No Dumb Questions About Homesteading

There Are No Dumb Questions About Homesteading   This article is after my own heart! As the author states, “Many farmish adults of today didn’t grow up in farmish families. They did not come from parents who lived as homesteaders.They were not raised in a household where everyone knew how to can. Or grow tomatoes. …

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Growing Potatoes in a Bucket

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket Taters!!! I don’t know too many people who don’t like potatoes in at least one form or another. Personally, there are very few ways I don’t like potatoes, as my waistline can attest to. 😉 Do you have any idea how easy it can really be to grow your own? You don’t …

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Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell

Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell Raising chickens and getting farm fresh eggs is something many people enjoy across the country. It seems to be a growing trend with backyard flocks springing up all over the place in larger numbers. There are a lot of newbies out there who end up having numerous …

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