25 Delicious Spinach Recipes You Should Try

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An earlier article of mine covered how to grow spinach. Once you have gone managed to grow your own, why not take the time to prepare some delicious home-cooked spinach dishes? Most of the recipes are vegetarian, but I have added some non-vegan alternatives. Spinach is densely packed with vitamins and nutrients, and adding more … Read more

Building a Pond on the Homestead

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People build ponds for many reasons. Some build them to store water while others to keep fish. For many, they are built simply for the beauty that they can add to a homestead. Whatever your motivation is, building a pond on your homestead can be challenging, and will cost you some money. Yet it’s a … Read more

How and Where to Keep Your Emergency Water

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Emergency water is important but before treatment we need to ensure that it is properly stored. There are as many storage containers as there are treatment methods, and knowing which one to use will help improve the quality of your water both for daily use and emergencies. The lack of preparation in most homes in … Read more

Growing Spinach Step by Step

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I must say I never cared much for spinach. If it hadn’t been for my mother’s garden, and her amazing recipes, I may have missed out on this tasty vegetable. She said it was good for my brain, she also mentioned it’s good in terms of minerals and vitamins and she made sure I ate … Read more

How to Make Clean Water in an Emergency

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There’s no better way to start this article than with the phrase “water is life”. Indeed, in an emergency, the difference between treated and untreated water could literally mean the difference between life and death. Knowing how to treat water and make it safe to drink is necessary for every homesteader. In this article, I … Read more

How to Make Candles At Home Safely

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Candles have lit the world for centuries. Even today, without candles, a storm, blackout or any other unexpected interruption of power will leave us in the dark. Flashlights and electric lanterns are great, but batteries are expensive and degrade over time. In some parts of the world, candles are still used as the primary source … Read more

How to Protect Your Garden During the Winter

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Well, winter is here, and this usually means the end of gardening season. While there are some plants that can survive cold weather, for most of us, we don’t expect to be doing any gardening until next year. However, the diligent homesteader never stops working on their garden and these pays of in bountiful harvests … Read more