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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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How I got my kids to read 50-70 books last year

How do you get kids these days to read more books? Like a real substantial amount of books? Want to know how I got my homeschool kids to start reading more? By more, I mean lots more. Check out the homeschool reading challenge. It is a well-studied subject that those

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best gardening books for permaculture

The 5 Best Gardening Books for Permaculture

Maybe you have been into gardening and want to take it up a level or you have begun to learn about permaculture and you want to implement it in your garden. These are the 5 Best Gardening Books for Permaculture. If you have followed us very long you know we

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Olive Oil & Rosemary Sourdough crackers

Olive Oil & Rosemary Sourdough Crackers

Do you love herbs? These Olive Oil & Rosemary Sourdough Crackers are a tasty way to eat more herbs, especially rosemary. My third child is like his mom and loves making things out of sourdough. Last year when he was 7 he asked if he could keep his own sourdough

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How to start a permaculture cottage garden

Do you like the look of a cottage garden but want something more earth-friendly that can also feed you with less work than a veggie garden? Why not start a permaculture cottage garden? What is a permaculture cottage garden What is a permaculture cottage garden you ask? Well, let’s start

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