Slow Cookers – Everything You Need to Know

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photo: slow cooker by Pseph under the CC BY 2.0 license with changes Slow cookers are great, and definitely belong on any homesteader’s must-have item list. A good slow cooker will save you time and money, and can help you get the most out of the food you prepare; it can even make your whole … Read more

15 Great DIY Compost Bins For Homesteaders

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If you’re a homesteader or aspire to be one, sooner or later you’re going to make a compost bin. Turning yard waste, kitchen scraps, and manure into rich fertile compost is just plain common sense, right? If you’ve always wanted to have a compost bin, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry; this article … Read more

Planning Your Garden Season By Season

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Plans are nothing. Planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower If you want to have a great garden, you have to plan for it. All year long. Your garden is the heart of your homestead. You rely on it for all of your fresh fruits and vegetables. You can and preserve other garden items to … Read more

20 Cold Weather Crops to Farm or Forage

A crafty homesteader never stops harvesting, even when the weather turns cold. Most people call it quits when the first frost hits; they let their gardens sit fallow through fall and winter, and wait until spring thaw before they bother tending to it again. And they rarely take the time to venture into the woods … Read more

Dehydrating Kale And Apples: Step By Step

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If you haven’t made kale chips, or apple fruit leather, or apple chips, you’re really missing out! These dried foods are delicious, long-lasting, and very useful to have around the homestead. They are light and easy to pack if you’re going to be outdoors for a long time. Dried kale and apples are great snacks … Read more