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101 ways to HOMESTEAD in the SUBURBS

Homesteading in the ‘burbs is all about becoming as self-sufficient as you can on a small parcel of land. We may not have rolling green hills for a herd of cattle, or acres of land for planting, but there is still a lot we can do with what we have. 956 more words

Suburban Homestead

Homesteading- what is it?

You’ve heard me talk about it. Suburban homesteading. But what is it?

If you get up in the morning and put on gumboots instead of slippers, … 316 more words

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An Holistic Approach to Education

This is Part One of a series of posts discussing holistic homeschooling.

Let me start by saying that this post feels a good deal heavier than what I normally write. 900 more words

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Recipe: tomato sauce (it's like ketchup but better!)

Here it is!

After promising¬† (and forgetting) then promising again, here is my current favourite recipe for tomato sauce. Or ketchup if you are American. I will not be swayed on terminology, especially with… 581 more words

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How to peel tomatoes when you have MILLIONS of them!

I’m having another sauce bottling day. Bottling days are some of my favourite days and for me they are an integral part of suburban homesteading. I may not be able to keep a cow, fish in my own dam or spin fleece from my own sheep, but EVERYONE with a stove can bottle their own sauce. 337 more words

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Seasonal Craft: quick knit an Easter Bunny

Easter is almost here but there is still enough time to quickly whip up one of these cute knitted bunnies!

These are quite possibly the… 409 more words

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Quick tip: starting a herb garden

Want to start a herb garden but not sure where to start?

When you have a recipe that calls for fresh herbs to be added, instead of paying $5 a bunch for some limp leaves, spend the $5 on a small plant to stick in a pot by the door or plant straight into your garden. 53 more words

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