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Second round of planting

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Over the past week I have been pulling up plants that have gone by and no longer producing in the garden, and started planting a second round. Living in South Carolina the climate affords a pretty long growing season...

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Video of the Week: Easy to Make Nesting Boxes for Chickens – Chicken Egg Laying Boxes

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Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small piece we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even tho...

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Turning chickens into food

Turning chickens into food

 by Harriet from Australia

Back in the 1980s when we lived on the land we had very little money...

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Guest Post: The Homestead Hog – Husbandry and “Getting it Done” Butchery

This post was originally published on ModernSurvivalOnline.com – it can be seen HERE.

The Homestead Hog: Husbandry and “Getting it Done” Butchery

by Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

 

When I was a little girl visiting my great-grandfather’s farm,...

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Maple Syrup Making!

Maple Syrup Making!

By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

 

Freezing temperatures at night and warmth in the day and you have the perfect time to tap maple trees to make some of the most delicious syrup you will ever taste! As I was driving around Cant...

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The Health Ranger’s guide to raising healthy, happy chickens without antibiotics

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This excellent article was originally published over at Natural News. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

Thanks to Editor at Large servantheart for sending  the link!!

 – Rourke

(NaturalNews) Raising chickens is smart...

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Outhouse Turned Chicken Coop

Outhouse Turned Chicken Coop

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By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

Keeping chickens is so much a part of a self-reliant lifestyle, that most cities now have ordinances to allow chickens in small quantities as a nod to sustainability...

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Homestead Tip: Chicken Feeder Topper

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Homestead Tip: Chicken Feeder Topper

Ah yes, it is Minnesota in the winter! Here is a neat little tip for outside chicken feeders! The green top is a $3 round plastic sled that we call a “flying saucer” inverted onto an old five gallon plastic pail ...

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Off Grid Series Part 6 of 6: Homestead Businesses

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“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”
G. M. Trevelyan

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Off-Grid 6: Homestead Businesses

By Bev Sandlin

 

Along the side of a gravel road an old farm wagon advertises pizza! Wood fired pizzas every Fr...

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Off Grid Part 5 of 6: Gardens and Greenhouse

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That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.

Chester W. Nimitz

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Off-Grid 5: Gardens & Greenhou...

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Off Grid Part 4 of 6: Water & Waste

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“Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.”


Marcus Tull...

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Off-Grid Part 3 of 6: Masonry Heater

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“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.

It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Off-Grid Part 3: Masonry Heater

By Bev Sandlin

 

The heart of a homestead is the hearth...

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Off Grid Part 2 of 6: Going on a tour…….

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“Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.”

Bashar al-Assad

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Off-Grid Part 2

By Bev Sandlin

 

As I walked up the hill along the stone path to this homeowner built homestead, it felt like I was coming home...

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Off Grid Part 1 of 6: The Start of an Adventure

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Everyone – 

I am very excited!  Starting today a six part series is being published written by Bev Sandlin (SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com‘s Executive Editor). This series highlights an incredible multi-family off-grid homestead...

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Urban Homesteading on the Rise………..

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“It’s not a single idea, but many ideas and attitudes, including a reverence for nature and a preference for country life; a desire for maximum personal self-reliance and creative leisure; a concern for family nurture and community cohesion; a belief...

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Odd Lumber Storage

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By Bev Sandlin

 

Lumber prices are going up. Having to go out and purchase a 2×8 by 8 foot just to use 3 feet of it is frustrating. And what do you do with the other 5 feet? And how do you find it when you need it!

 

Consider using an old ladder fo...

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