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Your Homestead will thrive with Heritage Breeds

Have you heard about heritage breeds and wondered what they are or if they are right for your homestead? Heritage livestock is perfect for a homestead and here’s why. Heritage breeds. Those two words seem to be a little bit buzzwordy, in the homesteading world, but why? It may seem

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Homeschooling tasks month by month

Homeschooling tasks month by month. How and what to plan as monthly tasks to keep your homeschool year moving along smoothly. Every year I end the school year with new plans on how I will change something with our next homeschool year. The crazy thing is I still do this

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Powerful Chamomile Plant Uses and Why You Need It

Chamomile plant uses. You have undoubtedly heard of this well-known herb, but what are the benefits and how can you use it in your daily life? This last summer my oldest child got the itch for herbs. You know the itch where you plant herbs everywhere, watch over them like

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mixed species flock

Keeping Mixed Species in the Same Flock

Interested in keeping more than just chickens in your flock? Here is what you need to know about keeping mixed species in the same flock. There are many times in a homesteading life you have to look for unique solutions, and many times those solutions include livestock, ruminants, or a

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starting a garden

What to do Before Starting a Garden

Starting a garden may seem like a simple enough task, but here are a few things to do before to ensure success. Are you a gardener or do you aspire to be? Don’t be fooled by the internet, all the google searches, or your husband’s judgy Aunt Judy, gardening is

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herbalist garden

13 of the Best Plants for a Medicinal Garden

No matter if you are a beginner at gardening or using herbs for medicine, you will love these 13 easy-to-grow plants for the medicinal garden. I am a lover of herbs and medicinal plants. I dream in shades of green, overflowing cottage gardens, and homegrown herbal-remedy-filled apothecary cabinets. Of all

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Easy Crockpot Pear Sauce Recipe

Easy Crockpot Pear Sauce Recipe

If you have pears and want to make pear sauce then look no further than this Tasty Crockpot Pear Sauce Recipe that is perfect for canning (or even eating right away!) If your husband’s co-worker, mom’s boss, or neighbor says, “My Aunt (mother/brother/sister-in-law/or second cousin 3 times removed) has a

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