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Polyface Designs – A Review

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Have you ever wanted to replicate one of Joel Salatin’s genius livestock housing designs but couldn’t find enough details to figure it out? Or maybe you gave it a shot and the result was less than spectacular… You are in luck!  Presenting Polyface Designs by Joel Salatin and Chris Slattery. Polyface does it again! Joel …

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Top 7 Types of Sprouts You Need to Grow This Winter

Its fall and the garden is in sleep mode. Or maybe you don’t have room for a garden but you want to grow something.  Sprouts to the rescue! I love fresh greens but many of them don’t preserve well and can’t handle the cold winter temps, so I especially love growing sprouts in the winter. What Are …

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar For Free

As a homesteader and traditional foodie, I use a lot of apple cider vinegar.  A LOT Last year we used 2-1/2 gallons and that does not include what I used for canning.  This year I aim to make 4 gallons.  Two are already fermenting away. What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Apple cider is essentially apple …

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4 Super Simple Ways to Preserve Fresh Rhubarb

Yummm Rhubarb! That red color and tart flavor just screams SPRING to me.  Unfortunately, rhubarb has a fairly short growing season in most climates. If we have a mild summer, we can occasionally harvest into late July. This short season means you need to find simple ways to preserve fresh rhubarb so you can enjoy …

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How to Make Comfrey Fertilizer Tea the Easy Way

Comfrey fertilizer tea is an easy way to inexpensively fertilize your garden.  Comfrey is a fast-growing, versatile plant on the homestead that can also be used for herbal medicine, livestock fodder, mulch, and more.  Learn to make comfrey fertilizer tea at home; it is easy and practically free! I have been growing it in our …

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You Can Have Food Security – Do What You Can

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Do what is important to you, using what you have.  You can have food security, but you must: Grow something. Preserve something. Just do something.  This is part 4 of our food security series.  If you missed the previous posts, be sure to start with part 1 of the series!  Don’t forget part 2 and part 3. I can go …

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Come With Me on a Homestead Tour

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Today I’m taking you on a homestead tour.  We live on 5 acres in the Chehalis River valley of southwest Washington State.  We spent almost 8 years searching for the property where we would make our forever home.  It was raw land when we bought it.  In 4-1/2 years we’ve planted trees, built a garden, …

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How to Make an Herbal Infused Oil

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Making your own herbal infused oil is incredibly easy and sets you up to make all kinds of herbal remedies to keep your family healthy. I’ve made herb infused oils for many years. I  use them in soaps, lotions, salves, and next I am going to try them in my natural face serum recipe. You can even …

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How to Make Easy Fermented Horseradish

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Who doesn’t love fermented horseradish? It is spicy! It is pungent! It’ll singe your nose hairs! What’s not to love?  The other day we had horseradish with dinner and Cliff said to me, “Honey, you did good!  I actually felt my sinuses burn…” What?  Not everyone loves horseradish like we do?  Ok, so Ethan’s not …

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Natural Face Serum Recipe for Youthful Skin

I love this natural face serum recipe. It is so versatile and very easy to make. This recipe uses a blend of oils that nourish and moisturize skin. I try to use it every day on my face and neck. My husband even uses it as beard oil! What is Face Serum? There are a …

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