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December 10, 2014 – 1:33 pm

I know all about trying to homestead on a very limited budget. Let me share with you the FOUR things you need to get started homesteading without spending a penny! You might be surprised.

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Off Grid


The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.

Gardening


How-to’s for beginners, and lots of good tips on raising food to sustain your family.

Canning Recipes


Canning Recipes to help you put up all your favorite foods!

Preparedness


Food storage, emergency preparedness, survival skills, and more.

Natural Remedies


Herbal recipes, essential oils, and old-fashioned remedies for supporting your family's health naturally.

Homeschooling Question For My Readers: How Do You Manage Multiple Grade Levels?

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 am
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If you’re a homesteading, homeschooling mama of multiple ages/grade levels, I’d love to know how you manage your school day as well as your farm chores. What have you found to work best for you?

Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am
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Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

How To Freeze Potatoes

July 23, 2014 – 5:47 am
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When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm
At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

How To Make A Shepherd’s Purse Tincture To Stop Nosebleeds Fast (and More)!

July 15, 2014 – 9:59 pm
How To Stop A Nosebleed Fast

I was so excited in Spring when I discovered Shepherd’s Purse growing wild all over our property. I decided to put it to good use, and made a tincture to experiment with. Here’s how to make it yourself, and what I’ve observed…

Grey Water Trial: Flushing Sink Water

July 14, 2014 – 7:26 am
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I thought it would be a good idea to catch our sink water to use to flush the toilet. Here’s what I’ve learned…

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm
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A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

July 8, 2014 – 11:30 am
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A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

July 2, 2014 – 8:51 pm
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I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am
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Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.

Cherry Picking: Preserving Cherries, PLUS How To Use Cherry Pits!

June 23, 2014 – 6:48 am
cherries

Freezing, dehydrating, canning- so many ways to preserve cherries! You can also use the seeds for many things… just don’t eat them!

A Walk To The Creek

June 16, 2014 – 7:48 am
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When the days are extremely hot, and the house is like an oven, it’s nice to have a cool place to go for a much needed reprieve.

How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

June 15, 2014 – 12:54 pm
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Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

June 2014: In The Garden

June 8, 2014 – 12:47 pm
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Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.

Special June Package Deal: Thrive Fruit and Lemonade Pack

June 3, 2014 – 4:48 pm
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For a limited time only, grab this delicious Thrive fruit and lemonade pack for a steal. So many flavor possibilities! Offer ends June 30th, 2014.

Sneak Peak At The Pallet Fort

June 2, 2014 – 5:14 pm
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It isn’t finished yet, but here’s how our kids’ pallet play fort is coming along.