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Thieves on the Homestead

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By Jason Rehr, Big Bear Homestead Summer is here in full swing. Corn is growing. Tomatoes ripening. Chicks hatching. Piglets squealing. The most rewarding moments of homesteading are upon us. And then the day comes. You walk out to your chicken tractors only to find one of your chickens has been attacked by an opossum. Or, you walk through your garden to harvest the […]

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Homemade Gluten Free Applesauce Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free Baking on the Homestead

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Gluten Free Applesauce Muffin Before we get to this amazing recipe I want to share what lead us to become a gluten free and dairy free family, and how we’ve incorporated this method of cooking onto the homestead.  It truly is not as difficult as you would think and the foods we prepare are full […]

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Rabbits Are Not An Easy Homestead Project – Set Yourself Up For Success

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  By Teresa Pilegaard, Lone Rose Homestead We fell into rabbits and didn’t expect to end up as farmers. Honestly, if we hadn’t added sheep soon after purchasing rabbits I would have given up on farming and chalked it up to a bad idea. The sheep distracted us from the difficulty of rabbits and gave […]

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Who Needs a Fairy Garden When You Can Have a Bee Kingdom? (with Video)

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By Ella & Kaylee Richardson, The Farm on Quail Hollow Raising kids on a farm is an ultimate experiment? Well, just add bees to that experiment and see what happens (a bee kingdom!). Ok ok it’s not as scary as what it sounds. In fact, I’m intrigued with the fascination and bond that raising kids […]

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Fermenting or Pickling: What’s The Difference?

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Photo by Christopher Shockey by Kirsten K. Shockey, Guest Blogger for Lehmans.com What is the difference between fermenting and pickling? It is a common question. In a way, it is just as much a semantics question as it is a process question. WHAT IS PICKLING? Let’s start with the definition of a pickle, or the verb […]

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Spring on Our Homestead

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By Jenna Dooley, The Flip Flop Barnyard This spring has been very busy around our homestead. I love all of the seasons, each one for it’s own reasons. Spring is such a special time of year. It’s a time of birth, sowing, growth, new starts, hope for the future, and expectation of abundance. Our spring has met […]

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My Favorite Garden Tips

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by Allison Ervin Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summertime activities. I love planting seedlings, watching them grow, taking care of them, and eventually, harvesting the wonderful things they bring to the table (pun intended!). It is fun in every way to me – gardening draws me outside and into the warm sunshine and fresh air each […]

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING WITH JOEL SALATIN

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 by Patrice Lewis Editor’s Note: Have you heard the exciting news? Joel Salatin is joining us for our Country Living Workshop next month in Kidron, Ohio. Here’s a sneak peek of Joel’s farming practices and approach to homesteading. INTRO: MAKING A LIVING ON A HOMESTEAD If you’ve ever wondered how to make a living from a homestead, there’s a man […]

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Spring on Our Homestead

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By Jenna Dooley, The Flip Flop Barnyard This spring has been very busy around our homestead. I love all of the seasons, each one for it’s own reasons. Spring is such a special time of year. It’s a time of birth, sowing, growth, new starts, hope for the future, and expectation of abundance. Our spring has met […]

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My Favorite Garden Tips

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by Allison Ervin Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summertime activities. I love planting seedlings, watching them grow, taking care of them, and eventually, harvesting the wonderful things they bring to the table (pun intended!). It is fun in every way to me – gardening draws me outside and into the warm sunshine and fresh air each […]