Dutch Oven Artisan Bread

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If you’re in a hurry and don’t have a lot of time for kneading bread, you may prefer this Artisan bread recipe. I like it because it has only 4 ingredients and I don’t have to take the time to knead the dough. We use it often when we need some bread and perhaps don’ … Read more

How to Set Your Homesteading Goals

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So you’re finally on a homestead. You’re excited and overwhelmed and have no idea where to start. Setting homesteading goals is important, have you taken the time to set goals for your homestead? If you’re not setting goals, you’re likely wasting a lot of time and money. The first step to owning a homestead is … Read more

29 Upsetting Things They Don’t Tell You About Homesteading (and 5 Exciting Ones)

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When I first set out on my homesteading adventures my friends and even a few in my family gave me more than a few sideways glances. Some of them, I’m sure, thought I really needed some mental help while others secretly thought “Good for you!”. Personally, I embraced homesteading with all my heart. I’m just … Read more

Dutch Oven Bread With Chia and Flaxseed

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Living on a homestead is a great way to get back to my roots. As I wander the aisles in my supermarket I’m always astounded at the price of bread. I can remember, as a kid, my parents said that bread was expensive when it was .25 per loaf. Today, a good loaf of bread … Read more

How To Get Land With Almost No Money

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Many people want to own their own homestead or piece of property, but they have no idea how they’re ever going to accomplish it. With land being so expensive and down payments often exceeding what they have on hand, many are wasting away wishing for something considered to be a pipe dream. It can take … Read more

Wheat Allergy: Foods and Ingredients to Avoid


Today, more than ever before, wheat allergies are becoming more common. Whether it’s GMOs causing more sensitivity, celiac disease, a gluten sensitivity, or some other culprit, having a wheat allergy on the homestead can be challenging. My own personal discovery of having a wheat allergy came on suddenly without warning. One day, seemingly overnight, I … Read more

How to Make Homemade Vapor Rub the Natural Way

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Disclaimer: neither the author nor this website shall be held responsible for the misuse, and side effects resulting from using the info in this article. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before putting health advice into … Read more

35 Natural Eczema Remedies

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Eczema, also referred to as Atopic Dermatitis, is a condition wherein there are patches of skin that become red, inflamed and itch intensely. This itching may become so annoying that a person will literally scratch until the skin breaks down and begins to bleed. There’s not usually any obvious reason for this intense itching and … Read more

How to Make Beef Jerky Step By Step

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On our homestead we make a lot of beef jerky. The guys like to have it to snack on while they’re out in the fields or in the barn and it’s a quick easy pick me up if someone gets too busy to come in for lunch. So we try to keep some on hand … Read more

67 Long-Term Foods for Your Stockpile

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What should you include in your food stockpile, be it for survival or for the winter? A very good question. You want the food to be healthy and feed your family and you don’t know exactly what the emergency may be so you have to plan ahead. In a medium or long-term survival situation, you … Read more

How to Be Frugal On the Homestead

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Being frugal on the homestead is a way of life for most homesteaders. Learning vintage skills and frugal ways of doing things is often a way of survival. Many new homesteaders learn these skills from their grandparents, generations that were homesteaders from the start. There is a lot that grandparents can teach a new homesteader. … Read more