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Growing Vegan Proteins, from Amaranth Plants to Pumpkin Seeds
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

In the homesteading world, talk revolves around raising your own meat and eggs. But what if you’re vegan? You can still be self-sufficient and grow your own protein with amaranth …

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Build Your Own Greenhouse the Easy Way

By Benjamin Hoffman – Have you ever wanted to build your own greenhouse? I was interested in learning how to build a greenhouse to do some raised bed gardening on my …

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A Simple, DIY 3-Bin System for Composting Ingredients

By Ralph Wilmhoff, Kentucky Composting ingredients are free, discarded from kitchens and gardens. But can you build a three-bin system for almost as cheap? We recently completed our three-bin composter …

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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
February 25, 2019 . · Growing

Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how we keep the …

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Choosing the Right Saw from the Top-Rated Chainsaws

When it comes to choosing the right saw from the top-rated chainsaws, there are a few things we’ve learned. As when buying other common farm equipment, making the right choice …

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The Victory Hoe: A DIY Weed Removal Tool

By Lowell Carlson – The Victory Hoe is a homemade, adjustable angle, weed removal tool that resets your concept of what a hoe should look like. I have taken to calling it …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the United States, the …

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Use This Sweater Mitten Pattern to Bring New Life to Old Clothes
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

When my husband shrank one of my cashmere sweaters, I decided to use an old sweater mitten pattern to breathe new life into an item of clothing I would otherwise …

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