Raising Fiber Goats: Everything You Need to Know

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Starting a homestead-based business is a dream shared by many folks, regardless of how small or large the plot of land they live upon. Raising fiber goats on the homestead can be both an enjoyable and a lucrative endeavor. Keeping miniature or standard size fiber goats can help turn that dream into a reality – … Read more Raising Fiber Goats: Everything You Need to Know

61 Board Games for Your Homeschooled Children

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Homeschooling with board games only increases the level of fun involved with educating children at home, it can also vastly enhance the learning process. Learning should be an adventure filled journey of discovery. Adding board games into the actual curriculum, and not simply regulating them into an hour or two slot on family game night … Read more 61 Board Games for Your Homeschooled Children

6 Reasons Why I Started Homesteading – Tara Dodrill’s Story

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I think I have been homesteading my entire life in one way or another since I was a child. Perhaps I was inspired by my love of Little House on the Prairie and Grizzly Adams television shows that I loved, and my by Sunshine Family dolls. They were far more awesome than those superficial Barbie … Read more 6 Reasons Why I Started Homesteading – Tara Dodrill’s Story

How to Transition From Public Schooling to Homeschooling

Transitioning from regular school (be it public or private), to homeschooling is quite an adjustment for not just the children but the entire family. Ideally, transitioning from one type of educational experience to another should occur over the summer months to give everyone time to adjust, but such a perfect scenario is not always possible. … Read more How to Transition From Public Schooling to Homeschooling

How to Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

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Jewelweed is a drastically underappreciated “weed.” While you can eat jewelweed, it is most often grown or foraged it for its potential healing properties. While this attractive bush-like plant has many uses, it is perhaps most widely known for its antipruritic (anti-itching) value. This wild plant is an active natural ingredient in poison ivy rash … Read more How to Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

How to Identify, Treat and Get Rid of Leaf Miners

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Leaf miners are a destructive variety of insects that can kill a garden or orchard in a single season, or harm plants enough to drastically reduce their yield. These tiny black fly larvae leave pale lines or blotches on the plants they carnage. These bad bugs are the larvae of the Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera Diptera … Read more How to Identify, Treat and Get Rid of Leaf Miners