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How to Dehydrate Eggs Step by Step

April 11, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Dehydrating is the most expensive way to preserve eggs, but only because the initial investment of a dehydrator will be anywhere from $65 to $175. We own three dehydrating machines now. We upgraded with each […]

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How To Incubate Poultry Eggs

March 27, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

It is that time of year again, fellow homesteaders – chick days at agriculture supply stores. When the cold winter finally gives way to spring, Tractor Supply, Rural King, and many stores like them capitalize […]

How To Grow And Use Daisies

March 7, 2019 Tara Dodrill 1

Daisies have always been my favorite flower, but filling a cool vintage milk pitcher I scored at a yard sale for $1 was not my objective as I trudged through a way too muddy hayfield […]

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How To Plant And Raise Corn

February 20, 2019 Tara Dodrill 1

Growing corn (even in containers) is not difficult, it merely requires timing, proper soil, and due diligence throughout the summer months. Sweet corn has been a staple of the American garden since the formation of […]

How an Why Make Bark Bread

December 17, 2018 Tara Dodrill 3

Learning how to make bark bread will not only provide a sustainable substitute for conventional flour, but will also infuse some vital nutrients into your survival diet. We’ll be talking about pine bark and birch […]

How to Make Golden Milk Step by Step

November 15, 2018 Tara Dodrill 0

Golden Milk has been used as a medicinal drink in India since ancient times. Although the natural and powerfully healing turmeric tea has been wildly popular elsewhere for decades, it is only now coming into […]

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DIY Liquid Hand Soap Step by Step

October 31, 2018 Tara Dodrill 4

DIY liquid hand soap is not only super easy to make, it will save you a lot of money without subjecting your body to harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals found in most commercial liquid soaps. […]

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How to Render Lard Step by Step

October 28, 2018 Tara Dodrill 1

Rendering animal fat into lard will not only save you money, but provide you with a sustainable source of cooking and baking material from the hogs you raise yourself. This may be the easiest and […]

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Ironweed Medicinal Uses (and More)

October 2, 2018 Tara Dodrill 0

Ironweed is not the nuisance weed many rural folks think it is, not by a long shot. The beautiful purple weed that flourishes in horse pastures and fields offers a bounty of medicinal benefits.The wildflower […]