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Cottage Cheese Made from Sour Milk

By Lisa Lombardo | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
Making Cottage Cheese from Sour Milk

Making Cottage Cheese from Sour Milk Making cottage cheese from sour milk is a great way to reduce waste, save money, and get some extra protein in your diet. Are you tired of dumping sour milk down the drain? Years ago I learned that there are uses for milk that’s past its prime. I’ve used…

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Your Practical Guide to Companion Planting

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
Your Practical Guide To Companion Planting

Companion Planting – Is It Practical Or Nonsense? Companion planting has been a topic of intrigue for centuries. Ever since Pliny the Elder opined that rue was ‘very friendly’ to figs, gardeners have searched for perfect plant pairings. There are a myriad of planting charts and articles available online but many of these are based…

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Petroleum Free Jelly Recipe and Uses

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
Petroleum Free Jelly Recipe and Uses

DIY Petroleum Free Jelly Petroleum free ‘jelly’ is super easy to make and only requires two ingredients. This ointment is often used to repair dry cracked skin and minor wounds, seal in moisture, and prevent or treat diaper rash. Homesteaders also use it for a wide variety of livestock applications. The regular stuff isn’t expensive…

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Fermented Foods: Why You Should Eat Them And Making Yummy Sauerkraut

By Kyle Erickson | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fermented foods have been part of the human diet in virtually every culture throughout recordable history.  Obviously, the main reason was to preserve food.  I’d argue that our ancestors knew full well what the incredible health benefits eating fermented food provided as well.

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Once a Month Canning

By Tessa Zundel | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
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  Have you heard of Once a Month Meals?  The idea is, you take one full day to prepare the basics of a month’s worth of meals.  Typically, you freeze each meal base and take them out when you need to heat them and serve.  Well, here’s a schedule for Once a Month Meals –…

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Plants That Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 25, 2019 | 2 Comments
Plants that Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

  Plants that attract pollinators to your garden are a great addition to your yard or homestead. Many plants will not produce a harvest without pollination. Hummingbirds and insects visit flowers looking for nectar and pollen to consume. In the process, they pollinate countless crops. A flower ovary must receive pollen to fertilize the ovum…

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How to Safely Heat Your Chick Brooder

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
How to Safely Heat Your Chick Brooder

  Knowing how to safely heat your chick brooder is extremely important. Every year there is another news story about a barn or home burning down. Often it is due to a heat lamp falling or being set up improperly. It could be a life or death situation for your chicks, livestock, and even for…

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DIY Cane or Walking Stick

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
DIY Cane or Walking Stick

  Make Your Own Cane or Walking Stick from a Sapling Tree A DIY cane or walking stick is a great thing to have if you need a bit of assistance with balance. A walking stick also comes in very handy for hiking in the woods. There are plenty of ways to make your own cane or walking…

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Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 25, 2019 | 1 Comment
Select The Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead - The New Homesteader's Almanac

Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead Orchard Select the best fruit and nut trees for your homestead orchard before you plant! Fruit and nut trees take several years to bear and may produce fruit for years to come. So take some time to research the best varieties of fruits and nuts…

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What You Need to Know When Choosing a Dehydrator

By Pia Sonne | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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What You Need to Know When Choosing a Dehydrator The biggest question I had, when diving into dehydrating foods was how to choose a dehydrator? Here’s the answer to that daunting question.

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