46 Things You Should Stop Buying and Start Making

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If you can make it yourself, you probably should. Most people become homesteaders because they want to live a more deliberate, self-reliant life. One of the best ways to become more independent – financially, and from supply chains that could get disrupted unexpectedly, and add things to products that you do not want  –  is … Read more 46 Things You Should Stop Buying and Start Making

This Happened On The Homestead: Barnyard Mother’s Day Surprise

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Something awesome happened on the homestead this weekend, folks. For Mother’s Day, our daughter surprised me with three Nubian nanny goats, two Rhode Island Red laying hens, and two Silkie roosters! It was a banner Mother’s Day indeed. After we bought out homestead and I was finally able to begin stocking the barnyard – after … Read more This Happened On The Homestead: Barnyard Mother’s Day Surprise

How to Grow, Harvest, and Preserve Ornamental Gourds

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While many novice gardeners or homesteaders may look at growing ornamental gourds as a daunting challenge, these delightful plants are actually quite easy–and enjoyable!–to grow. If you’re interested in growing enough of these colorful beauties to decorate the homestead with this fall, consider the following tips to maximize your harvest. What are these Ornamental Gourds? … Read more How to Grow, Harvest, and Preserve Ornamental Gourds

If You’re Over 40, Homesteading is Perfect for You!

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If you are middle-aged and find everything in your life intolerable – your job, your home, your social life – you are not alone. A recent study indicated that people aged 40-59 years old are the least happy and most anxious of any age group. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. If modern … Read more If You’re Over 40, Homesteading is Perfect for You!

76 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in and Around the Homestead

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Many homesteaders swear by Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)  for a variety of uses. It’s ideal for health, skin care, dietary, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antibiotic and for animal care. It can clean a variety of products and it is an all-around must-have item on any homestead. What Is Apple Cider Vinegar? Apple Cider Vinegar, which is also … Read more 76 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in and Around the Homestead

Entrepreneur Homesteader Part 1: Start an Embroidery Business for $500

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Do you want to start a homesteading based business but don’t know where to start or think you don’t have the necessary start-up funds? Never having to leave the homestead to earn a living is a dream most of us self-reliant folks share. I just turned a hobby into a steady homesteading money-maker for only … Read more Entrepreneur Homesteader Part 1: Start an Embroidery Business for $500