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

25 Uses for Epsom Salts in the Garden and Around the Homestead

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Epsom salts are inexpensive, easy to find, and have copious amounts of uses in the garden, house, and around the homestead. The handy little carton or bag of magnesium sulfate should also be a part of any natural first aid kit. We do not use any chemical is our homestead growing plots or apothecary patch. … Read more 25 Uses for Epsom Salts in the Garden and Around the Homestead

How To Make Red Clover Detox Tea

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Red clover is foraged for both its medicinal and nutrient-ish edible properties. This all natural detox tea is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can also help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Taking just a single cup of red clover tea may help prevent harmful organisms that cause infection from making you … Read more How To Make Red Clover Detox Tea

How to Preserve Flowers by Hang Drying… Without Losing Color

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Hang drying flowers by is the traditional way of preserving them to use as food, medicine, or decoration. While this method of drying flowers takes a lot longer than using an oven or microwave, it works just as effectively. If you are an off the grid homesteader, or simply want to dry a large batch … Read more How to Preserve Flowers by Hang Drying… Without Losing Color

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

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The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan quickly made its way onto every homesteader and wanna-be homesteaders bookshelf. Full of inspiration and resources, Madigan does a fantastic job of painting a picture of what your property could be, despite its lack of space. Whether you have one-tenth of an acre or a full acre, Madigan shows … Read more The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

How to Tap a Maple Tree Step by Step

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It’s that time of year again, fellow homesteaders… tree tapping time! No maple trees on your homestead? No problem, there are more than one dozen other trees common to the United States that can also be tapped for syrup and sugar. Typically, trees are prime for tapping between the middle of February through mid-March. The … Read more How to Tap a Maple Tree Step by Step

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