Homesteading

10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat

10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat

10 Foods Your Chickens Should Never Eat Chickens can virtually eat anything, or so it seems. They’ll eat whatever you give them, and, despite rumors, chickens are not vegetarians. They’ll eat meat off of carcasses and bones without any qualms. Most people feed their chickens whatever they have laying around …

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25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation

25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation

25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation Originally used during World War 2 to waterproof ammunition boxes, duct tape has truly become one of the most versatile materials in the world. I’ve seen duct tape used for just about everything from sealing duct work to making …

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10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work

9 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work

10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It wasn’t long before they got the idea to put artwork, trivia, famous people, and pretty girls onto those cards, …

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Survival Myths That May Be Deadly

Survival Myths That May Be Deadly

Survival Myths That May Be Deadly Every outdoor adventurer has or at least should have a good, basic set of survival skills in case of an emergency situation. After all, snake bites, dehydration, exposure to the elements, and wildlife attacks are real risks if you spend time in the great …

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13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans

13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans

13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans Ammo cans are normally used for the safe transfer of ammo by the military. Due to their sturdy nature, durable material, and resealable covers, ammo cans can also be used for a variety of household purposes. It’s for this reason that used ammo cans are …

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6 House Plants That Reduce Humidity Levels

6 House Plants That Reduce Humidity Levels

6 House plants that reduce humidity levels  You know it when excess home moisture raises its ugly head. You’ll spot foggy windows, smell a mildew or musty odor, or your skin feels clammy. If it has been around for a while it had the chance to mark its territory. Damp spots, mold, …

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How to Tell If Your Eggs are Fresh

5 Ways To Tell If Your Eggs are Fresh

How to Tell If Your Eggs are Fresh In the perfect chicken world, you’d eat those fresh eggs are soon as you gather them from the chicken coop, but life isn’t perfect. If you’re like me, you have an abundance of eggs from your chickens, and they might gather on …

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7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do Spring cleaning is one of my favorite times of the year. After the long, dreary winter, it is time to get our home ready for a new season! Spring means more time spent outside, gardening and spending time with our families. Spring …

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10 Perennial Foods: Plant Once and Enjoy Forever!

10 Perennial Foods: Plant Once and Enjoy Forever!

10 Perennial Foods: Plant Once and Enjoy Forever! Maybe you have a thriving garden but just want to add more so that you can reduce trips to the grocery store. Maybe you are curious to test your green thumb. Perhaps you just need a few trusty ingredients on hand at …

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14 Bread Baking Tips for Success

14 Bread Baking Tips for Success

14 Bread Baking Tips for Success The smell of freshly baked bread is intoxicating. It moves through your house, making it impossible to not take a slice as soon as it comes out of the oven. Our ancestors baked bread daily, and it was a staple part of their diet. …

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Frugal Lessons From the Amish

Frugal Lessons From the Amish

10 Frugal Lessons From the Amish No one understands how to live a frugal lifestyle better than the Amish. However, they aren’t writing books or articles to help us out! The Amish lifestyle is known by everyone; they live a simpler lifestyle than what most modern families do. Amish are …

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10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat 

10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat 

10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat  Being lost in the wilderness can be a scary situation especially if you lack food and water. Finding water should be your first task, but you also want to find food. The forest is a source of many wild edibles that can save your …

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