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Using Herbs to Ease Neck Pain

By Kristi Stone | Apr 16, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Neck pain is the worst, and it can be the result of injury, or simply just sleeping weird. Let me preface everything I’m going to say with, if you have injured your neck in some way, please go see a doctor. However, if you woke up with pain, or your pain is from a tension…

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Save Money by Making Nutritious Yogurt at Home

By Kathi Rodgers | Apr 16, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Save Money by Making Nutritious Yogurt at Home If your family loves those single-serving containers of yogurt as much as we do, you might be spending a big chunk of your grocery budget on yogurt alone. In spite of how healthy a daily helping of yogurt can be, I’ve had to consider those little containers…

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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Meat Rabbits

By Shawna | Apr 16, 2019 | 1 Comment
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Meat Rabbits Have you ever considered raising meat rabbits? They are an excellent, nearly self-sustaining meat source, perfect for any small homestead. Before you totally dismiss it, thinking rabbits are too cute to even think about eating, just take a few things into consideration.

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How to Make 4 Different Kinds of Homemade Pie Crust

By Rachel Abernathy | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Over the years, I’ve made a lot of homemade pie crusts for a lot of different pies, everything from cherry pie to chicken pot pie. And I can’t fathom ever buying a crust from the store! Homemade pie crust takes only minutes to make yourself, especially if you use an easy recipe, and it’s delicious. Here are 4 different kinds of homemade pie crusts you can experiment with in your kitchen.

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Essential Equipment for Making Hard Cheese

By Janelle Veldkamp | Apr 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Essential Equipment for Making Hard Cheese One of the biggest benefits of having your own dairy animal, be it goat or cow, is plenty of fresh, raw milk.  An abundance of fresh milk means making dairy products yourself.  Yogurt, kefir, butter, and cheese.  Several friends have told me that making hard cheeses sounds difficult and are intimidated…

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Feeding Root Crops to the Homestead Cow

By Scott Terry | Apr 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Feeding Root Crops to the Homestead Cow As recently as a few generations ago, feeding root crops to dairy cattle was common practice on small scale family dairy farms. I remember as a kid seeing a strange looking cutting machine covered in dust in the silo room on our farm. I asked dad what it…

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A Guide to Growing Luffa

By Christina | Apr 6, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Did you know you can grow luffas in your home garden? I was amazed when I learned about growing luffas and that they actually grow on land.

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10 Ways to Battle The Biting Insects and Mosquitoes On The Homestead

By Erica Nygaard | Mar 25, 2019 | 1 Comment
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10 Ways to Battle The Biting Insects and Mosquitoes On The Homestead Insects can be so beneficial and so annoying. They can help with insect control and eat mites. They can also bite you in places you never thought they could get to. Where I live we deal with the biting flies, the no see-ums (sandflies),…

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The Easy Way to Build Healthy Garden Soil

By Susan Vinskofski | Mar 25, 2019 | 2 Comments
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  The Importance of Healthy Soil When you think of gardening, do you immediately think of a plentiful harvest? Why garden at all, after all, if not for the harvest? But I encourage you to first think of your garden’s soil. The soil is the foundation of your garden, and your vegetable harvest will only…

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What Is The Chicken Pecking Order

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 25, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Pecking Order In The Hen-House- What Is Pecking Order Just like work at the office, kids on the playground, and the coop, there is always a pecking order. Where one animal, or person, is the top dog and everyone falls in line somewhere below that person. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been at…

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