Growing, Harvesting and Storing Garlic

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates Garlic, lovingly called “the stinking rose,” brings flavor to dishes from many of the world’s cuisines. Garlic’s proven health benefits were suspected long before chemical analysis and clinical trials were invented. This awesome bulb has had a mythos for centuries. It … Read more Growing, Harvesting and Storing Garlic

How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms

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Disclaimer: neither the author nor www.newlifeonahomestead.com are responsible for the side effects resulted from applying the advice given in this article. The advice in this article is for information purposes only. Mushroom foraging is one of my favorite hobbies. In addition to providing me with delicious treats, the experience of searching for mushrooms deepens my relationship … Read more How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms

How to Grow Calendula

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Calendula is an extremely undemanding plant. In exchange for almost no work from you, it produces beautiful, vivid flowers. Besides being beautiful, the flowers have documented medicinal properties. Calendula is an extremely common ingredient in a wide range of skin care products due to its healing power. Calendula is associated with sunshine because the flowers … Read more How to Grow Calendula

The Best Homesteading Movies, Documentaries, and YouTube Channels

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There is a lot of video out there on homesteading topics. I have chosen a select few that have truly educated, inspired, and entertained me. I hope you enjoy them, and that they are helpful for you on your journey! Remote Living Alone in the Wilderness IMDB hails this film as a modern-day “Walden.” A … Read more The Best Homesteading Movies, Documentaries, and YouTube Channels

The Megalist of Gifts for Homesteaders

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What do you get the person who wants to get away from everything? We have quite a few suggestions below. 🙂 Gift Books Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Garden Diary This is a gardener’s journal. It features full color illustrations, crop growing advice, and writing space for each day of the year. The advice throughout the diary … Read more The Megalist of Gifts for Homesteaders