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How To Get Cheap or Free Solar Panels

How To Get Cheap or Free Solar Panels

How To Get Cheap or Free Solar Panels Solar panels come with the advantage of saving you money on your electric bill, right? While your monthly electric bill might drop down, the high cost of solar panels makes the cost negligible, and you’ll be in the red for a long …

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The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them

The Best Animals for a Homestead

The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them As you start to grow your homestead, you’ll start to wonder about adding animals. Animals serve many purposes, but most importantly, they’re a source of food for our families. If you’re like most homesteaders, you don’t have a ton …

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Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know 

Guide to Canning

Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know  Are you interested in learning how to can? Canning is one of the top ways to preserve your garden harvest each year, turning it into delicious recipes. Homesteaders and gardeners alike started canning decades along. So, let’s jump right in with our …

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Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water

When and How to Test Your Water

Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water We would like to think that all water is safe for us to drink, but evidence shows otherwise. For the last few years, we’ve watched the disaster in Flint, Michigan where residents have been drinking water that is contaminated …

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The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal It’s summertime, and you probably are using a lot of charcoal to cook on the grill and enjoy fires. Did you know that you can make your charcoal? While the process is a bit lengthy in time, the hands-on time for you …

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Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle Living a self-sufficient lifestyle means different things to each person. Some people desire to produce everything they need, but others narrow down their goals. Their goals might be to grow all of their fruits and vegetables required for their family each year. …

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13 Sewing Tips and Tricks

Sewing Tips and Tricks

13 Sewing Tips and Tricks Whether you’re a sewing expert, beginner or enthusiast, sewing is an activity with more than one approach to it. The truth is that while you may have been using one method to do things all this while, there’s probably an easier way to do some …

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6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying Most people who keep a backyard flock do so for the delicious, farm-fresh eggs. It’s always concerning when the hens suddenly stop laying. In addition to the inconvenience when there suddenly aren’t eggs for breakfast, there’s the anxiety that perhaps something is …

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Collecting Rainwater in 2020: State by State Guide

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Collecting Rainwater in 2020: State by State Guide People have been collecting rainwater for thousands of years for several reasons. It provides people water to use again in their gardens, helps control stormwater runoff, reduces erosion risks and helps mitigate the threat of flooding to name a few. Harvesting rainwater …

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19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try

19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try

19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try Everyone loves Target, how can you not? Here are some crazy secrets that Target lovers must know to get the best deals! Check Out Target’s Schedule for Marked Down Items. Use this schedule to check for marked down items …

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16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags

16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags

16 Genius Reasons To Keep Your Old Tea Bags Being sustainable and eco-friendly means using things that you already have available to you, including used tea bags. To many people think that tea bags are a one-time deal; one bag is one cup of tea, right? Not exactly! You will …

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How to Grow an Avocado Tree

How to Grow an Avocado Tree

How to Grow an Avocado Tree Avocado is a popular fruit which can be integrated into numerous traditional meals, snacks, desserts and salads. Some avocado lovers have even claimed that Avocado is a fruit that makes every food taste better. Apart from its positive popularity, Avocado is also a nutrient-rich …

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