August 2020

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Grow Food Security: Use What You Have

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There are so many reasons to use what you already have to grow your food security. It saves items from ending up in a landfill. It is also much easier on your budget. Many people believe you have to spend a lot of money to start a garden or preserve food but it is very …

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Make Grandma’s Easy and Tasty Banana Bread

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This is a very simple and easy banana bread recipe but it is SO good. My mom has been using this recipe for over 40 years and now I’ve turned it over to the third generation. In the video, we used a 9×5 Pyrex glass loaf pan because everything else was still in storage.  However, …

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New Homestead Food Forest Tour

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In this week’s video, I take you on a tour of our food forest. But first, lets take a look at what a food forest is and what it does. Forest Gardening “A forest garden is an edible ecosystem, a consciously designed community of mutually beneficial plants and animals intended for human food production.” Edible …

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Two Easy Ways to Stake Tomatoes

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Tomatoes were my gateway to gardening.  Staking tomatoes however, was a chore.  I hated the cheap tomato cages that never seem to last more than one season but I really didn’t think there was any other way to do it. Why Stake Tomatoes? Staking tomatoes isn’t necessary in all climates, but it is a requirement …

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Chicken Integration: The More The Merrier

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If you find that you like having chickens, you may want to get more the following year. However, you can’t just walk up to your flock with some new chickens and say “Hey girls, you’ve got some new friends!”

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Chicken Housing: Bigger Than a Bird Box

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As you may expect, chickens need housing just like humans do. These houses are typically called coops. In a chicken coop, there are a few main features required. This include roosts for the chickens to sleep, nesting boxes for them to lay their eggs in, and doors; one for them to go in and out …

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