61 Board Games for Your Homeschooled Children

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Homeschooling with board games only increases the level of fun involved with educating children at home, it can also vastly enhance the learning process. Learning should be an adventure filled journey of discovery. Adding board games into the actual curriculum, and not simply regulating them into an hour or two slot on family game night … Read more 61 Board Games for Your Homeschooled Children

6 Reasons Why I Started Homesteading – Tara Dodrill’s Story

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I think I have been homesteading my entire life in one way or another since I was a child. Perhaps I was inspired by my love of Little House on the Prairie and Grizzly Adams television shows that I loved, and my by Sunshine Family dolls. They were far more awesome than those superficial Barbie … Read more 6 Reasons Why I Started Homesteading – Tara Dodrill’s Story

How to Transition From Public Schooling to Homeschooling

Transitioning from regular school (be it public or private), to homeschooling is quite an adjustment for not just the children but the entire family. Ideally, transitioning from one type of educational experience to another should occur over the summer months to give everyone time to adjust, but such a perfect scenario is not always possible. … Read more How to Transition From Public Schooling to Homeschooling

How to Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

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Jewelweed is a drastically underappreciated “weed.” While you can eat jewelweed, it is most often grown or foraged it for its potential healing properties. While this attractive bush-like plant has many uses, it is perhaps most widely known for its antipruritic (anti-itching) value. This wild plant is an active natural ingredient in poison ivy rash … Read more How to Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

How to Identify, Treat and Get Rid of Leaf Miners

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Leaf miners are a destructive variety of insects that can kill a garden or orchard in a single season, or harm plants enough to drastically reduce their yield. These tiny black fly larvae leave pale lines or blotches on the plants they carnage. These bad bugs are the larvae of the Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera Diptera … Read more How to Identify, Treat and Get Rid of Leaf Miners

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms

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Do you love foraging for wild mushrooms? This is quite an enjoyable pastime that is practiced by budding mycologists – people who are passionate about mushrooms – all over the world. There are millions of species of mushrooms growing in the world today. While some are both edible and delicious, sporting myriad health benefits, others … Read more The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms

18 Things You Didn’t Know About Assassin Bugs

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Thinking about an assassin bug is enough to make your skin crawl. Not only are these pests creepy to look at, but they have the power to conjure up some serious nightmares. Carriers of the serious Chaga disease and fellow bug-killers in their own right, assassin bugs are shrouded with myths and rumors. Ready to … Read more 18 Things You Didn’t Know About Assassin Bugs