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Butchering your own Elk

I enjoy hunting.

I enjoy the preparation and the planning.  I enjoy getting out in nature away from everything and everyone.  I enjoy the anticipation and waiting for the shot.  946 more words


10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

This post is very true. I was lucky enough to grow up on my family’s farm where a learned a few of the basics for growing and preserving food, raising animals and riding. 139 more words

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10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

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Written by: Rich M

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. 1,283 more words


Bringing home the bacon...literally

When I worked in the corporate world (before embarking on this homestead/ stay at home mom lifestyle) after every big project was completed we would often have a meeting to go over the ” lessons learned”. 431 more words


Day 37: Charcuterie



This is a new word for me.

I think the first time I heard this word was quite recently in my wine class. In all honesty, before today, I had no idea what it really meant. 496 more words


off grid reality

for those who think there is a “romanticism” about living off grid, out of the modern world, doing with your hands



Butchering Chickens

I am glad to say that butchering chickens was way more enjoyable and satisfying than I had imagined it would be. I think the fact that we had raised them up from tiny day old chicks and taken care of their feed and water and grazing needs for months made me come to appreciate them so much more when it came time to prepare them to be our dinner. 518 more words