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Avoiding Contamination While Making Goat Milk Lotion
August 18, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Making goat milk lotion isn’t difficult, but there are some steps that shouldn’t be avoided. When making goat milk lotion, care must be taken to reduce and attempt to eliminate …

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50 Must-Haves for TEOTWAWKI

By Thomas Sciacca – Arguably, the most important thing to store for a SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan) or complete TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) …

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Herbal Mason Jars Are One of The Best Fly Repellant Ideas
July 27, 2019 . · Homesteading

Flies are the bane of not only every backyard chicken keeper, but anyone who has ever tried to have an outdoor picnic, barbecue or birthday party. I hate using chemical …

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Calving Success: How to Assist a Cow Giving Birth

By Heather Smith Thomas – The riskiest time in a calf’s life is being born. Several million calves in the United States and Canada are lost each year during birth …

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How to Make Body Butter, an Easy Recipe
May 7, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Learn how to make body butter by following an easy whipped shea body butter recipe. Extra dry skin is not exclusive to the winter months. In the warmer time of …

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Aphids and Ants on Apple Trees!

By Paul Wheaton & Suzy Bean If you have infestations of ants on apple trees, you could also have an aphid problem. I got home from a long trip for work and …

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Farm Poo Paper: Don’t Pooh Pooh It!
March 14, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Why on Earth would you make paper out of farm feces? Turns out there are a lot of reasons. Typically, with normal paper which comes from trees, the trees are …

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My Experiments With Milking Plants

By Daniel Strauss This cartoon was my first exposure as a child to the concept of non-dairy milk alternatives: After all the milk wells on the planet of Felina had gone dry, Overcat came …

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Protesters And The Eucalyptus Trees

By Christopher Nyerges Eucalyptus has been in the news because naked protesters are unhappy with the University of California-Berkeley’s plan to remove thousands of these Australian natives. When I was growing …

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Homeopathy for the Homestead

Alternative medicine holds a very important place in homesteading. Homeopathy is a natural, safe, holistic healing method that has been used for over 200 years. It is one of the …

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Cattails: A Useful Pond Plant
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are two main varieties …

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Grow the Cattail Plant in Your Farm Pond
March 13, 2019 . · Growing

The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are two main varieties …

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The Best Wood-Burning Stoves for Off-Grid Living
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Picking the best wood burning stoves for your homestead is a personal affair. Factors including your budget, your intended use, and personal preferences will largely dictate what stove you choose. …

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Why Vodka Belongs on Your Survival Items List
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Even if you don’t drink, vodka belongs on your survival items list. It has value without ever being consumed. As someone who doesn’t drink, by religion combined with personal choice, …

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Building Simple Homesteading Partnerships
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Establishing simple homesteading partnerships can start with a casual conversation. I caught up with Bryce as he loaded a pair of speed skis into his beat-up pickup truck. “Hey, I’ve got …

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