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Kids in Winter

I’m driving a gallon of milk to my snow-bound neighbor. I can’t believe I just spent five dollars on a gallon of milk, but she needs it, so I’m in 4-wheel drive powering my way through eight inches of snow that don’t often collect here in our zone 6/7 village. “Hey!” She yells from her […]

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How To Create Chicken Fodder Using Your Old Seeds

Over four years of learning and teaching survival gardening and cooking I have harvested many crops, but just as important is harvesting seeds for the next year’s crops. I have hardly ever needed to buy seeds, and never more than once for the same crop. At first I harvested seeds from annual fruits like pumpkins, long neck squash, […]

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The Absolute Best Tool on the Homestead!

Life on the homestead requires a lot of creativity and frugality. The “5 R’s” seem to be constantly in play: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Re-purpose, and Repair. Nothing ever goes to waste on the homestead! Today’s waste simply becomes tomorrow’s resources. When buying something new is necessary, I usually try and make sure the item fits […]

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