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A Little Hen Science

Feeding my hens is expensive and sometimes I wonder how much it matters whether I gather the large heap of alfalfa and other greens that they eat every day during the growing season. 348 more words

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How to go on vacation and still homestead

Creating a home that works for you, weather it’s called a homestead, farm, or home, means staying at home a lot. We like to be at home, work at home, play at home… 406 more words

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The Perennial Paddock: Sea Kale

There is an area of my yard that is referred to as “the paddock“ because it was once intended to be an animal paddock. Over time, it has become the area where I move toward permaculture, with more and more perennial edibles accumulating there.   666 more words

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First eggs from the bantam Sebrights!

Over the weekend we went up to the Smoky Mountains for a car event at Fontana Lodge. If you haven’t been to this area, you should check it out – especially if you are into driving. 127 more words

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Dehydrating Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is one of those special foods in our family. They do not grow in our region (zone 8b) without heated greenhouses and lots of attention. 523 more words

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The mindset of homesteading aims at maximizing self-sufficiency and self-reliance – in other words, minimizing, as much as is possible, the need for outside help and resources – in other words, freedom and independence. 602 more words


April Gardening

Alright folks, April is here it’s time to get serious. We have officially arrived at the growing season, so put on your Sloggers and gloves….time to get dirty! 581 more words

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