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Nov 25

Knitting, crocheting and jam-making improve mental health

I grew up crocheting. My grandmother taught me. I learned at 8 years old and became quite fast. It was something I did in my free time well into my twenties. Unfortunately I never learned how to make anything truly creative. I only knew the stitches she taught me, but I recall how the focus …

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Oct 27

How to Can Sweet Potatoes 

I’ve never canned anything, but after reading this post, I feel somewhat inspired to give it a try! I’m in the learning phases of the canning process, so I have a lot more to read, but if you are somewhat more well-versed, this recipe is for you! The right tools are always essential with this …

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Oct 23

7 Foods You Should Stock-up Before November Ends 

  Reading this blog piece made me realize what a terrible menu planner I am. Ok, I already knew I was a terrible menu planner, but this made me feel kinda bad about it. But that’s a good thing! I have a new resolution in the works. I may not be able to commit to …

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Aug 22

PVC Chicken Feeder

Do you have chickens? If you do, then I am jealous of you! I love chickens and would really love to have a few for the benefits they have. They keep bugs at bay, they provide eggs, and they can be slaughtered for meat when they’re big enough. Gruesome, perhaps, but what do you think …

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Aug 06

Cactus purifies water on the cheap, finds study

Nature truly amazes. We’re used to the notion of purifying water with one of nature’s bounties–charcoal. But it isn’t a living thing. It turns out, the prickly pear cactus has amazing water filtering and purifying properties. And its abundance throughout Mexico and Africa where water purification is a challenge, bodes well for these under-served areas. …

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Jul 13

How To Dehydrate Eggs To Save Money And Preservation

Dehydrated eggs can help you save money and preserve your eggs for the future. By that I mean: Your eggs will literally last YEARS before they go bad.  If you’re a prepper, then dehydrating your eggs to build up your food supply is a must. For the average person, you may just need a jar …

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Jul 09

How To Make $150,000 Annually On A 1.5 Acre Farm 

As we’re considering starting a homestead and having our own vegetable garden. From that notion, you start tossing around more serious farming…for profit. As a complete and total novice, I don’t feel anywhere near being someone who could reliably grow crops for income, but after listening to this interview, I feel like the idea isn’t …

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Jul 02

How To Cure And Smoke Bacon

Admittedly, I’m not a huge bacon fan, but I know I am in a small minority there. So, with that in mind, I found this great post on how to cure and smoke bacon for all you bacon lovers out there. Here’s what you’ll need whole belly, cut into 3 sections (each of our belly …

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Jun 24

Make Your Own Beehive, 6 DIY Beehive Plans

I recently saw a beehive that was indoors, and it really intrigued me. They had a plastic tube that was fed through the wall to the outside and the bees knew how to make use of it and come and go as they please. You could watch them at work in the honeycomb through a …

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Jun 23

How to Make a Primitive Funnel Fish Trap

  This is the kind of contraption that when seen how it functions, it’s surprising how effective it can be. This Funnel Fish Trap essentially relies on the fish being not-so-bright, and is a perfect method for someone not well versed in pole fishing (but well versed in basket weaving??). Admittedly, the tutorial on how …

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