5 Tips for Creating a Homestead
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5 Tips for Creating a Homestead

Homesteading for beginners requires creating a homestead based on reasonable goals. Often this means reaching out to the homestead community near you. Fellow farmers and homesteaders will help you to establish homesteading goals and plans for your area based on their experience. Listen to the Podcast Here! This m4a audio file was automatically transcribed by…

How To Make Pepper Infused Vodka
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How To Make Pepper Infused Vodka

Learn how to make pepper infused vodka for full flavored cocktails. A spicy pepper vodka recipe is made simple by using jalapeno infused vodka. Why and How to Make Pepper Infused Vodka I have this knack for infusing my own alcohol. The product purchased at your local market does not compare to one made within…

Best Storing Potatoes for Keeping Long-Term
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Best Storing Potatoes for Keeping Long-Term

Enjoy home grown potatoes well into the late winter months by selecting the best storing potatoes. Learn what varieties are the best longest storing potatoes. By selecting the best potatoes for storing long-term ensures the garden’s bounty for many months to come.  To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Is there anything truer…

Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe with Thyme
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Honey Lemon Cough Syrup Recipe with Thyme

A natural cough syrup is as simple as this honey lemon thyme syrup recipe. Nothing will sooth your cough and throat better than this quick garden recipe. It is that time of the year when an itchy, sore throat is common. Especially around my household. Luckily for us, soothing such discomfort is quite easy. This…

Practical Gifts for Homesteading Kids
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Practical Gifts for Homesteading Kids

To live a simple life means offering practical gifts for homesteading kids. Great gifts for farm kids or homesteaders consist of items encompassing our lives. This article lists books, kits, tools, and garden items to help your child with the skills needed to live a homesteading life. Gift-giving is not a strong point of mine….

How to Render Lard using a Slow Cooker
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How to Render Lard using a Slow Cooker

How to render lard using pork fat is an extremely easy process. The simple steps for rendering pork fat consists of one ingredient and one piece of equipment. Rendering lard allows for a very diverse oil which can be used for cooking, baking, and seasoning cast iron. Learn what the term, canning lard, refers to…

Pear Shrub Recipe using Champagne Vinegar
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Pear Shrub Recipe using Champagne Vinegar

This Asian pear shrub recipe makes a great fall drinking vinegar. The use of champagne vinegar creates a less tart beverage and great pear shrub cocktail. There’s something special and delicious when tart and sweet meet. What emerges from this union is the perfect shrub, or drinking vinegar. Drinking vinegars, or shrubs, have been around…

DIY Polytunnel for under Forty Dollars
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DIY Polytunnel for under Forty Dollars

Build your own DIY polytunnel design utilizing a handful of items. Small polytunnel gardening and greenhouse designs are on the rise and an inexpensive tool to utilize for growing food. Living on the coastal side of the Pacific Northwest, outside of Seattle, Washington, has its challenges when it comes to gardening. Especially, for individuals like…

Pantry Preparedness | Stocking your Pandemic Pantry
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Pantry Preparedness | Stocking your Pandemic Pantry

Be prepared with an emergency food storage by stocking your pandemic pantry. A pantry preparedness guide allows you to provide for your family during unknown times. A well-stocked emergency pantry is necessary for not only a pandemic crisis, but also during tough times and a natural disaster. The homesteaders of the world are not necessarily…