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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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9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs

9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs

9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs Raising backyard chickens is growing in popularity. More and more people are venturing into the work of chicken raising. Your chicken coop doesn’t have to be a boring shed! There is no reason that your chicken coop cannot express your creative side. It should match …

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13 Top Amish Recipes You Will Love!

13 Amish Recipes You Will Love!

13 Top Amish Recipes You Will Love! Amish recipes are some of the best. They’re wholesome, easy to make and fill up your belly. The Amish are known for their resourcefulness and ability to save money, so these recipes won’t break the bank. These aren’t the recipes that require you …

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How To Make Your Own Berkey Water Filter At Home

How To Build Your Own Berkey Water Filter At Home Drinking contaminated water can be harmful to our health. Health experts insist that you should boil water from wells, groundwater, and river water because they may contain toxic chemicals and organic materials that cause precarious diseases such as cholera. Buying …

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8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases

8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases

8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases Insects have been central to traditional healing practices for centuries in South America, Asia, and Africa. Preliminary medical trials have verified that many of these traditional ingredients contain beneficial properties. While modern, conventional medical care might be the preference in economically developed …

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12 Impressive Uses for Basil You Didn’t Know

12 Impressive Uses for Basil You Didnt Know

12 Impressive Uses for Basil You Didn’t Know Basil is one of the most commonly grown herbs. Most people know that you can and should use basil in the kitchen. Basil and tomato products pair together beautifully. There are hundreds of recipes you can try that allow the unique flavor …

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48 Abandoned Shops Are Transformed Into Homes

48 Abandoned Shops Are Transformed Into Homes

48 Abandoned Shops Are Transformed Into Homes Does it feel like it is time for a change in your life? Are you ready to move or want something different? Do you need to save money on rent? You should consider small lofts as a home! Is Living in a 225sq-ft …

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12 Crazy Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil Daily

Crazy Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil

12 Crazy Reasons Why You Need Coconut Oil Daily Coconut oil seems to be all the rage right now. People swear it works for nearly every ailment possible. It is great for skin care and healthy cooking. Being skeptical is easy. Is coconut oil a miracle worker that can improve …

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6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead Burning your scrap wood in the winter months can provide a source of heat and an opportunity to gather friends and family around the fire. It’s a great way to clear brush build up and keep your home warm on cold …

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30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses

30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses Like everything else in the world, garden hoses have a limited lifespan. After a few years of use, hoses get flat spots, develop leaks, get dry rotted… In short, they wear out. While the first thought may be to take your old garden …

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WD-40: Not Just for That Squeaky Door

WD-40: Not Just for That Squeaky Door

WD-40: Not Just for That Squeaky Door It’s not often that one gets into a conversation about that can of WD-40 that you have sitting up on a shelf in your garage or kicking around in a junk drawer in your house. Because, really, what do you use it for? …

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Super Salt! Over 50 Ways To Use Salt

Super Salt! Over 50 Ways To Use Salt

Super Salt! Over 50 Ways To Use Salt Until recently, like most people, I never gave much thought to ordinary table salt. A sprinkle across my eggs in the morning, a dash on this dish or that. That was before a friend of mine showed me a few uses for …

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