How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 1

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You can read part 2 of this series here and part 3 here. So, you live on a homestead and raise your own meat. That’s great. You get extra self-reliance points if you butcher the meat yourself. But, your journey to a sustainable life, an existence where you always use resources wises and for optimal benefit, … Read more How to Tan Hides Using Traditional Methods Part 1

Edible Landscaping: What Is It, How to Design It and What Plants to Choose

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Edible landscaping refers to mixing food plants in with your ornamental ones, to create a setting that is not only visually appealing, but productive as well. Examples include: Using different types of loose-leaf lettuce as border plants Creating a hedge from blueberries or currants, rather than unproductive shrubs Replacing non-edible trees with fruit trees Using … Read more Edible Landscaping: What Is It, How to Design It and What Plants to Choose

Today on the Homestead This Happened: RIP Flock Leader Jr and Chicken in my Hat

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Hello, fellow homesteaders! Today was an odd day on the homestead. Morning feed time made me feel more like I was on a backstage tour of the circus instead of my very own barnyard. We will get a sad bit of news out of the way first. Flock Leader Jr. appears to have lost his … Read more Today on the Homestead This Happened: RIP Flock Leader Jr and Chicken in my Hat

Today on the Homestead, This Happened: Chicken Coop Coup

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My chickens are in complete and open revolt, and I have no idea why. The entire free range flock attempted a chicken coop coup three nights ago – which also happened not only to be the coldest night of 2017, but also the evening we discovered a pack of coyotes taking up residence beneath the … Read more Today on the Homestead, This Happened: Chicken Coop Coup