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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

By Lisa Lombardo | Apr 25, 2019

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

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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Using Herbs to Ease Neck Pain

By Kristi Stone | Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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