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Tag Archive: Homesteading

Jun 10

Projects Using a 55 Gallon Drum

Apparently a lot of folks have 55 gallon drums laying around… These are pretty inventive reuses, so I give them my seal of approval, but I certainly don’t have any spare drums to try any of these. What a bummer! I would especially like to make the stove. Oh well, I hope some of you …

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Jun 09

How to Train Chickens to Come When Called 

Funny how we all seem to be conditioned to think only dogs and horses can be trained. So many times I’ve seen someone walking their cat on a leash and heard chuckles and saw pointed fingers (ok, I was the one pointing!) But seriously! Behavioral training principles really work the same for any animal. In …

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Jun 03

How to Take a Vacation from the Homestead

    After four months on the road in an RV, we’ve come one step to our determination of what we want out of our lives. We want to homestead. At least a little. But we still want to travel in our RV whenever possible. I woke up this morning thinking about how on earth …

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May 16

Homestead Outdoor kitchen

This article caught my eye immediately just by looking at how this shelving system utilizes the trees and other nearby equipment like large lobster pots. This Homestead Honey is truly an inspiration, making off-grid living look like a total breeze. I now have a new goal to aspire to. Check out this outdoor kitchen, complete …

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May 15

How to Make A Baby Chick Playground

If you’ve got chickens, chances are you’ll have chicks at some point. Make sure they’re environment is enriched and that they are adequately stimulated with this type of “playground” set up: Baby Chick Playground

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May 06

How to Make Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

Sounds like a magic trick, doesn’t it? It almost is. The brilliant scientists of our day have created a “fog harvesting” mesh material that can turn the droplets of water in our air into potable water. I supposed you’d have to get your hands on said mesh to do this on your own, but hey–it’s …

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May 04

How To Make A DIY “Solar Oven”

What rock have I been living under? I never heard of a solar cooker until now, and being that they actually work well to cook food with very little equipment, this seems like valuable information that everyone should know! You simply need a couple of boxes, aluminum foil, an oven bag and the sun! Here …

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May 02

Age Appropriate Chores on the Homestead

I love this topic! Certainly parenting techniques can vary wildly, but I find this to be a very sensible guide to involving your child in homesteading chores without overwhelming them with responsibility too soon. I feel strongly, having grown up in a family business myself, that giving children reasonable responsibilities forges character and work ethic …

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May 01

Leveraxe Is The Best Axe For Chopping Wood

 

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Apr 30

22 DIY Chicken Coops That Are Almost Nicer Than Your House

  ‘These adorable chicken digs make me want to run out and buy me some hens! Some of these structures are so impressive, you’d think the chickens insisted on a professional architect. 22 DIY Chicken Coop You Need In Your Backyard – DIY Chicken Coop Plans

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