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A Primer For Extended Power Loss

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    It’s the emergency situation no one wants to think about: An extended power outage lasting two or more weeks. The thought of losing lights, refrigeration, heat, washing machines, and hot water understandably leaves some people paralyzed with fear. If you’ve never lived without these resources, then their long-term absence is not just inconvenient, […]

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DIY Easter Crafts and Fun at Lehman’s

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  By Glenda Lehman Ervin, Lehman’s Hardware Editor’s Note: In less than a week, Easter will be here along with the month of April! Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing, shares with Country Life fun, easy Easter crafts that she does with her children. It’s a great way to spend time with your family and create […]

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A Heritage to Farm | Part 2 of 3

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apricot blossoms [Note: start from the beginning of this memoir series here.] By Tom Reese III A woodpile sits just outside the back door, firewood soon to be rendered useless because Spring is on the horizon: birds are singing their songs, the creek is running pretty well after a few showers, and thunderstorms are on the […]

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Saving the World, One Bee at a Time

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By Kaylee Richardson, The Farm on Quail Hollow “Saving the world, one bee at a time!” That is what a lady told me as I got out of my car. She must have noticed my license plate as it stands for “Beekeeper”. I smiled and replied that it doesn’t take much! You see our lovely […]

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How We Involve Our Kids in Homesteading

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By Jenna Dooley, The Flip Flop Barnyard Recently, I introduced my family to you and shared our homesteading story. If you read that, you already know that we are a family of ten. We have eight children ranging from a baby to teenagers. All of our children enjoy our homesteading lifestyle and working together as a […]

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A Heritage to Farm (part 1 of 3)

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[NOTE: This memoir blog post is one of a three part series by Tom Reese III. After a tumultuous two years of moving and career changes, Tom and Megan moved to Missouri in hopes of finding a quieter life.  Nothing is promised, but this land is sacred.  This three-part series sets the stage for what dreams may come, […]

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Herbs and Honey Bees

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The buzzing of pollinators in a garden—it’s a sound every gardener loves to hear in the spring. It means healthy plants and vegetables will soon arrive, and our little bee friends are helping us along the way. Bees are essential to any homestead. In fact, they are like tiny herbalists that create natural concoctions that […]

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A Large Family Homesteading Story

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  [Welcome Jenna, from the Flip Flop Barnyard, to our blogging team! You’ll find more posts from Jenna on our website as she shares their stories, journey, and all things homesteading! Here’s a little more about Jenna and her family.] By Jenna Dooley, Flip Flop Barnyard I’m often asked why we choose to homestead. People […]

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Can you tell I’m excited about my Ford 2n Tractor Running?

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************Can you tell I’m excited************* ****about my Ford 2n Tractor Running**** CLICK SHOW MORE, for more helpful Info & Resources & Links Below! *************************************** This will be epic! I hope LOL Got the Ford 2n Tractor running and got so excited I decided to make a video like no other you’ve ever seen me make. […]

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Putting this Ford 2n Tractor Back Together

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************Ford 2n Tune-Up************* ****Putting the tractor back together**** CLICK SHOW MORE, for more helpful Info & Resources & Links Below! *************************************** In the last video, we replaced the points, cap, rotor and the coil. In this installment we gap the plugs install them and run the wire to the top of the coil. *************************************** Want […]