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Air Layering: One of the EASIEST Ways to Propagate New Plants!

Air layering is an amazing way to significantly increase production of perennial shrubs, briars, and trees on the homestead. With the items you have on hand, you’ll simply be taking a rooted cutting of an existing plant; no rooting hormones required!  382 more words

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Doing Laundry by Leg (Not by Hand)

May, 2018.

As we’ve continued to look closely at our lives, at the daily needs we can provide with the labor of our own hands, it was only a matter of time before we took a good long look at our washing machine. 1,095 more words

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Don't Worry, Bloom!

“Why are you anxious about what you’ll wear? Consider the lilies. See how they grow. They don’t struggle or toil to be that beautiful … yet they are more lovely than royalty. 
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Writing My Life

Why I Love the Homesteading Life

Homesteading can be hard. Some days are harder than others, especially when disaster strikes. You just want to give it all up. Sell the animals, sell the land, and never worry about it again. 467 more words

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Home-Grown Sugar

April, 2018.

I look forward to maple sugaring season like a child looks forward to Christmas. So pardon me if I wax poetical about the mysteries, the vagaries, the brutalities, the unfathomabilities that are the maple syrup season. 1,564 more words


A Visit to Addo - Carol's Rest is Elephantastic

Today we left Jubilee Farm and headed to Addo Elephant Park. Their camping was fully booked so we had to find accommodation outside The Park.  Our intention was to stay  at the south end near Colchester.    377 more words