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Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

40 Clever Ways to Earn Money From Your Homestead

Living on an old-fashioned homestead eliminates many employment opportunities by design. The environment forces you to carve out a living for yourself however you can. Although you primarily live off the land, you still need some money to expand and improve your home. There are many clever ways to earn money in the country and […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

7 Steps to Control Garden Pests on Your Homestead

You’ve spent months planning your garden — preparing the ground, ordering heirloom seeds and carefully coddling your seedlings. Transplanting went well and you were anticipating a huge harvest. Unfortunately, the aphids, moths and deer found your garden first. In an SHTF scenario, you have enough to worry about. The last thing you need is for […]

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Preventing Fires on Your Homestead

In many parts of the U.S., wildfires happen seasonally. They’re typically caused by a combination of dry, combustible material, high temperatures and low humidity. Once a wildfire starts, it can be very difficult to keep it under control. Unfortunately, thousands of people lose their homes every year because of wildfires. Many more individuals suffer property […]

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Homesteading / Gardening Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

How to Stay Cool Homesteading During the Relentless Summer Heat

Life on a homestead is challenging year-round. Families who live off-grid must rely on firewood, generators and other alternate methods of heat to stay warm during the winter. However, staying cool during the summer can be even more challenging. How do you handle temperatures of 90 F and above without air conditioning? The human body […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

Buckets of Garden Vegetables

I’m happy today. You know why? Because even given the relentless heat (in the high nineties or higher), and regardless of the lack of rain, and despite the many bugs trying their best to destroy our vegetable garden, we’re still able to harvest a wide variety of tasty, healthy, nutritious vegetables. We got loads of […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

Preventing Air Pollution From Hurting Your Homestead

Human beings need three things to survive — clean water, clean soil and clean air. Toxic environments make it hard for people to stay in good health and get the sustenance they need. In a survival situation, health is your foundation for resilience and security. Without it, you lose the ability to think and act […]

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Homesteading / Gardening Hygiene / Sanitation

Do’s and Don’ts of Pest Control on Your Homestead

Everyone deserves a safe home that lasts for decades. Pests can prevent that from happening. They may infiltrate your house, eat away at the wood or ruin the crops that grow on your property. Even if they’re only a current annoyance, you and your family deserve peace at home. These are the do’s and don’ts […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

Garden Soapy Water Spray for Bugs

I like how he discusses what soaps NOT to use because not all homemade garden sprays recipes are going to be useful in YOUR situation. He’s also careful not to go overboard with adding too much of any particular ingredient; the reason being is because you’re almost like a doctor in that your first duty […]

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Turning Your Homestead Into a Business

Homesteading can quickly become a full-time hobby. Raising livestock, caring for a garden and maintaining land is time and energy-intensive. Running a homestead while working full time can be challenging, especially if you have a long commute. A full-time job limits how much time you can invest in growing your homestead, even if you have […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

7 Rainwater Harvesting Mistakes

I recently purchased several IBC totes off Facebook Marketplace to supplement our garden watering efforts. Had I watched this video before then, I might have reconsidered the expense and effort I put into the project. At the very least, however, he’s pointed out that algae is a problem, which means I’ll need to blackout my […]