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Why I Became A Goat Person

Why I Became A Goat Person -- Another great homesteading article that offers info on livestock. For many of us the only thing that keeps us from keeping livestock are state regulations.

I never imagined that I would be considering a hooved creature bedding down in my backyard. The idea of having a goat was just not something I thought possible in my urban homestead.  Another great homesteading topic that offers info …

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The Best Winter Plant Care

Winter Herb Plant Care - This article is one of the best guides to dealing with herbs through the winter  and assuring that you don't have to start from scratch each year in your herb garden. Instead, you can take steps to help those herbs survive.

When the winter season hits we all cringe after that first frost. Are plants that have provided us with such good food begin to wilt and melt. Image Credit: naturallivingideas.com They are crushed by that frost and, if we haven’t …

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How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate – an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine

How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate - an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine — When it comes to survival foods, you'll want to grow pomegranate. If you don't have the space to grow your own, or your not in the ideal pomegranate growing zones 7-10, then you can add this to your list of foods to buy and dry or to buy already dried for storage.

When it comes to survival foods, you’ll want to grow pomegranate.  If you don’t have the space to grow your own, or your not in the ideal pomegranate growing zones 7-10, then you can add this to your list of …

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Planting In Grow Bags

Planting In Grow Bags - This article has tons of pics and a brief overview of the growbags as well. It was interesting to see them growing peppers in the bags as my father in law had done the same thing.

It wasn’t until this year that I even heard of grow bags. I received a few from my father in law and we set out to give them a try. There are many varieties of grow bags and some are …

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Managing your Composting Pile for Success!

How to Make a Composting Pile -- One of my biggest goals is to create a self sustaining growing environment where the leaves that fall each year and my families food scraps along with chicken droppings create enough food for my plants the following year.

One of my biggest goals is to create a self-sustaining growing environment where the leaves that fall each year and my families food scraps along with chicken droppings create enough food for my plants the following year. For years I …

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How To Use Bamboo For Survival

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Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive. And… it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s too late! And while you’re waiting for it to grow, let’s look at ways to use bamboo …

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Mastering Natural Weed Killers and Techniques

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options — Once the excitement of your sprouts is over you are hit with that familiar feeling. You see those terrible weeds starting to sprout as well.

Once the excitement of your sprouts is over you are hit with that familiar feeling. You see those terrible weeds starting to sprout. Wire grasses and various other ground weeds that steal the nutrients from your soil and choke those …

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How Compost Heals Your Soil

How Compost Heals Your Soil — Its all about the soil. If you plan on growing a survival garden or would like to start seeing real results from your current garden I have to tell you step one is great soil.

Its all about the soil. If you plan on growing a survival garden or would like to start seeing real results from your current garden I have to tell you, step one is great soil.  You can spend years fighting …

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Shade Cloth and Hoop Houses

Shade Cloth and Hoop Houses - There are so many trains of thought when it comes to gardening. Its very easy to "geek out" over very little things when it comes to your garden.

There are so many trains of thought when it comes to gardening. It’s very easy to “geek out” over very little things when it comes to your garden. One of the ideas almost all gardeners wrestle with is the greenhouse …

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The Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Survival

How Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Craft — There are those articles that stir ideas, that offer small smatterings of information often prefaced with a bold title. These articles are very important to the content of the community.

There are a lot of natural resources out there for you to take advantage of in an SHTF scenario. The most overlooked resource of them all are trees.  How many varieties of trees do you know? Are you aware of …

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