15 Barbecue Grill Safety Precautions

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Each year, thousands of unwitting homeowners are injured while using their barbecue grills. And that’s not all – gas and charcoal grills alike are causative factors in home fires and other property damage. While some of these accidents could be due in part to faulty craftsmanship, in most cases they are caused by an error … Read more 15 Barbecue Grill Safety Precautions

The Real Differences Between Food From Your Homestead and Supermarket Groceries

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If you have ever tasted a homegrown tomato, you likely already know how much more flavorful it is than a store-bought tomato. And it’s not just your imagination playing tricks on you. Homegrown produce does taste better than supermarket produce, and it offers a variety of other advantages as well. 1. It will look different … Read more The Real Differences Between Food From Your Homestead and Supermarket Groceries

Kefir vs. Kombucha: Which One Is Best?

Kefir and kombucha are all the rage in the natural and holistic health community. They are high in nutrients, as well as sources of rare probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial for both digestion and overall gut health, providing the healthy bacteria necessary to prevent constipation, bloating, and other unpleasant ailments. Probiotics are found in few food … Read more Kefir vs. Kombucha: Which One Is Best?

DIY Fertilizers: 25 Ways to Improve Your Soil

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If you’re a homesteader, growing delicious, healthy crops is likely a top priority for you. However, this can be a challenge if you’re dealing with infertile, uncooperative soil. Adding fertilizer to your garden soil is a great way to increase your yields and to make gardening just a little bit easier. However, knowing the difference … Read more DIY Fertilizers: 25 Ways to Improve Your Soil

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

25 Chores You Should do On Your Homestead this Spring

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Your work is never done when it comes to the homestead. Spring is no exception. Organization is the most important aspect of being a successful homesteader, so make sure you have a running tally of everything that needs to be completed so you aren’t caught unprepared come May.  These are a list of chores that … Read more 25 Chores You Should do On Your Homestead this Spring