Fermenting for Beginners: A No-Fail Guide to Get You Started Like a Pro
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Fermenting for Beginners: A No-Fail Guide to Get You Started Like a Pro

Preserving the harvest is an essential part of being a homesteader, but you don’t want to rely entirely on canning. Fermenting is a simple, quick preservation method, and homesteaders are re-discovering this method. Trust me, fermenting for beginners isn’t as hard as you might think. I put off learning how to ferment for quite some…

Frozen Chicken Eggs in Coop: Can You Still Eat Them?
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Frozen Chicken Eggs in Coop: Can You Still Eat Them?

If you find frozen chicken eggs in your coop, don’t panic! They aren’t a total loss. It’s that time of year when the freezing temperatures outside might lead to you finding frozen chicken eggs in the coop. Eggs left inside of your coop too long between collections can freeze and crack. Are you wondering if…

21 Homesteading Skills and Tasks to Keep You Busy This Winter

21 Homesteading Skills and Tasks to Keep You Busy This Winter

I’m going to tell you a secret; I love winter on the homestead almost as much, if not more than the summertime. All of the winter homesteading activities make me feel cozy, and I’m a cozy addict. Seriously, I love everything that comes with being cozy in my house. Slipper, warm blankets, crafting time, baking…

How to Use Echinacea: A Potent Medicinal Herb

How to Use Echinacea: A Potent Medicinal Herb

Echinacea is my hands-down favorite herb, and I always have it in stock in my natural medicine cabinet. Unfortunately, people have misused this popular herb, and they also have over-harvested wild echinacea. People use echinacea in all the wrong ways. Adding echinacea to your soap isn’t going to do much, but when used correctly, it’s…

4 Surprising Reasons Heirloom Seeds Are The Best Choice
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4 Surprising Reasons Heirloom Seeds Are The Best Choice

Seed buying and gardening planning time are upon us. The two popular choices for seeds are either heirloom or hybrid. I prefer heirloom seeds, for several reasons. Many home gardeners aren’t sure what to pick. Hybrid and GMO seeds work for many people. I know dozens of people who use these varieties for their small…