A Guide to the Best Survival Foods
September 10, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Emergency survival and preparation is a hot topic right now. You’ll find many articles online regarding what foods should be on your survival items list. Some are better for long-term storage …

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest Into Holiday Gifts
August 25, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Want to avoid the traffic, crowded stores, and expensive prices when shopping for holiday gifts? Here’s how. Use these preserve recipes to keep seasonal foods when they’re at their peak. You …

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Cattle Handling 101: Play it Safe

By Heather Smith Thomas – Most accidents with cattle handling occur when people don’t understand cattle behavior and are in the wrong place at the wrong time, or may be …

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How Do Blueberries Grow?
August 10, 2019 · · Growing

How do blueberries grow in my garden when there seems to be so much stacked against them? For the last few years, I have been enjoying homegrown blueberries. Not an …

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Elderberry Offers Edible and Medicinal Benefits
August 9, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

My first experience with elderberries came when my husband and I moved to the country to build our first home. We purchased land that was pretty much untouched as far …

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How to Tell If You Have a Healthy SCOBY

Of all the things that couples argue about, I’ll bet the last one you’d ever think of is whether or not you have a healthy SCOBY in your kombucha jug. …

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Poop for Profit? How to Sell Manure

By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm, Silver Spring, Md. Learning how to sell manure can turn an unpleasant byproduct into more than garden gold. When people decide to raise sheep, they’re …

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Igniting the American Dream

By Lori Davis, New York Changes are underway as the country’s demographics shift in significant ways, casting shadows on the traditional American Dream and transforming it into something entirely new. In …

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Owning A Wood-Fueled Cookstove

By Sue Robishaw Steve and I knew we wanted a wood-fueled cookstove when planning our homestead so many years ago, it was in the drawings from the start. I grew …

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Igniting the American Homesteader Dream

By Lori Davis, New York Changes are underway as the country’s demographics shift in significant ways, casting shadows on the traditional American homesteader dream and transforming it into something entirely new. …

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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be easy to grow …

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What’s for Dessert?

By Wanda Pentyon Egg Custard Pie 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 unbaked pie shell Preheat oven …

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Making German Bread in Your Home Oven

By Stefanie Making bread is as much an art as it is science. There are many ways to make bread—and I am sure many people have their own favorite way. …

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In a Jam?

By Ellen J. Pilch — Ever find yourself in a jam for a homemade gift idea? Instead of waiting until the last minute and being forced to buy everyone on your …

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Maple-Vanilla And Peach-Oh-My!

When I invited seven friends over for a girls’ jamming and canning night, none of us had made jam with pectin before, and we had never attempted to make anything shelf stable. We knew we were good at …

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