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Rhonda Crank

We live as close to nature as is possible for us in a modern world. We use organic, non-gmo practices based on the wisdom and skills my grandparents taught me, with a little modern ingenuity mixed in.
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Articles by Rhonda Crank

Do You Know What are Toxins in Your Home?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In order to protect our homes and loved ones, we have to know what are toxins in our home. It seems we can’t escape them. They’re everywhere …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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How to Clean Creosote From a Wood Stove
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In our home, knowing how to clean creosote from the stove pipe chimney is a job best handled by my wonderful husband. Although I do try to …

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10 Skills for Homesteading Today
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites There are many skills to learn about homesteading today. Learning these 10 basic skills will help you on your journey. I know you may feel overwhelmed, but …

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The Best Way to Split Wood Efficiently
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My husband has designed his own firewood chopping block for the best way to split wood efficiently for us. If you split firewood, then you know the …

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Steps to Self-Sufficient Farm Living and Simplifying Your Life
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Is self-sufficient farm living a goal for your family this year?  Many of us are focused on simplifying our lives. Me too! I’m a goal setter. Some …

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Homesteading Tips for Self-Sufficient Farm Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Self-sufficient farm living means different things to each homesteader. The first thing to come to mind for me is a manual kitchen tools list. Of course necessary …

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9 Tips For Homesteading Today
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Are you dreaming of simple homesteading? Are you homesteading in an urban setting? Do you own a large piece of land? Are you an old hand at …

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My Top 13 on the Food Additives List to Avoid
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites When we began our journey of using food for health many years ago, I was shocked as I learned about the food additives list for processed and …

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Learning How to Dehydrate Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Knowing how to dehydrate food is a matter of survival for many. I learned food preservation methods from my grandmother. Her pantry is still an object of …

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6 Kombucha Benefits for Your Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It seems kombucha benefits are talked about across the media. Kombucha has been called the “Immortal Health Elixir.” It’s mentioned in records dating 2,000 years ago. When …

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A Guide to Salting Food Preservation
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The successful, savory narrative of salting food preservation is fascinating when its history and uses are examined. Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s been reported …

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Gardening: A Vital Step To Self-Sufficiency
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank, rhonda@thefarmerslamp.com; www.thefarmerslamp.com With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some are planting in old flower beds; …

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How to Grow Asparagus — The Garden Wonder
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Asparagus is the most worry-free perennial plant there is for the home gardener. If you have bought some lately, then you know how expensive it is. In …

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Your Guide to Growing Winter Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Winter squash, like summer squash, melons and cucumbers, are part of the gourd family. Growing, harvesting, and keeping winter squash is, to me, among the easiest in …

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