How to Grow a Christmas Cactus for Generations of Blooms
November 29, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Like my grandmother, I have a hard time keeping any houseplant alive. She did know how to grow a Christmas cactus though. Hers was on a plant …

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Scented Geranium Plants: Fragrant Herbs Indoors or Out
November 28, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My love affair with scented geranium plants started decades ago. The proprietors of my husband’s restaurant cultivated an herb garden on the premises. They grew rose scented …

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Alternative Heating Ideas for Price Hikes and Power Outages
November 26, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Photos By Shelley Dedauw Growing up, I got in big trouble for turning on the heat. And we walked to school uphill both ways and then came …

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The Best Tractor Tires for Your Farm

Add to Favorites Choosing the best tractor tires for your small farm tractor can be a make-or-break deal. Not all tractors are the same, and not all tractor jobs call for …

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How to Process a Deer: Start with Sharp Knives
November 25, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites By Ellen Grunseth – Deer hunting and processing has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. As kids, my brother and I would …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
November 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – When Bill Landon and Sharyn Jones, of Pleasant Ridge Hamlets in Kentucky, chose to branch into the unknown and begin raising the Mulefoot …

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Homestead Heritage: Bringing Thanksgiving Back to the Farm

This year, when you go around the dinner table to share what you’re thankful for, consider your dinner plate and how it was influenced by the homestead heritage.

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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
November 23, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment. Learning how to make bath …

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Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Holiday Giving
November 22, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Want a fun project that kids can do? Try easy melt and pour soap recipes for holiday giving. Use as stocking stuffers or quick gifts for friends …

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Recognize Signs of Parvo in Your Dog
November 21, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Quickly recognizing signs of parvo in your dog greatly increases his chance of full recovery from this fast spreading virus. Any unvaccinated puppy or mature dog is …

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