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8 Things to Look for When Buying Homestead Property

By Amber | Apr 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

Are you ready to leave the rat-race and live off the land? If so, where would you start? Buying land can be overwhelming and it’s hard to consider all the aspects. Here are 8 things to look for when buying homestead property.  8 Things to Look for When Buying Homestead Property We lived by the…

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Top 10 Homesteading Things To Buy with Your Tax Refund

By Amber | Jan 30, 2018 | 1 Comment
Top 10 Homesteading Things To Buy With Your Tax Refund

If you long for a simplistic lifestyle and want to turn from the commercialism society offers, there is no better time to start. Now is your chance to start your homesteading dream and here are our top 10 things you should buy with your tax refund. 

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Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions To Make For The New Year

By Amber | Dec 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions To Make For Thew New Year

Top 10 Homesteading Resolutions to Make for The New Year Are you tired of a full schedule that is void of substance?  Do you want more Freedom, Independence and a Self-Sufficient lifestyle? Does Homesteading appeal to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s time to start your journey and make…

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10 + Ways To Use Wood Ash On The Homestead

By Amber | Dec 17, 2017 | 40 Comments
10+ Ways To Use Wood Ash On The Homestead

  The byproduct of staying nice and toasty has many uses on your homestead, and who doesn’t love multi-functional? From helping your garden grow to cleaning your teeth, you will be amazed at all the ways you can use wood ash.

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7 Decorating Ideas For An Old Fashioned Christmas

By Amber | Dec 5, 2017 | 1 Comment
7 Decorating Ideas For An Old Fashioned Christmas

Reminiscing of holidays past and traditions that have been passed down. Moving away from commercialism and returning to the ways of old for a more meaningful holiday season. Embrace an Old Fashioned Christmas with these 7 decorating ideas. 

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The History Behind 9 of Your Favorite Christmas Traditions

By Amber | Nov 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Christmas traditions keep the ghosts of Christmas’ past alive. We all have memories of a favorite Christmas or Christmas tradition. When a new family begins, each person brings their own favorite traditions to the home and a new set Christmas traditions is formed. My favorite of our Christmas traditions is hard to pick, but I…

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Shop Homestead Local This Holiday Season

By Amber | Nov 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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2016 Guide to Homestead Shops For ALL Your Gift Giving Needs Can you remember your favorite Christmas gift ever? I bet it was something handmade, wasn’t it? In our modern day, hand crafted items aren’t considered mainstream, but I’m for supporting local, homestead, small shops, especially during the holiday season. In our economic and socially…

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Winterizing Your Homestead

By Amber | Nov 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Has this year shot by or is it just me? Winter’s north breeze will soon be blowing across all of our homesteads. Winterizing your homestead will save you time and money in the long run. You know the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and “If you fail to…

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Do You Know The Meanings of These Old Sayings?

By Amber | Nov 4, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Growing up in the deep south, I understood my grandparents when they used old sayings. Papa would say, “I’m gonna hope him do that tomorrow.” We all knew he meant he was going to help the person tomorrow. Granny would say, “I’ve got a pawn of cornbread in the oven.” We knew a small pan of cornbread was cooking.

We all use old sayings from our heritage and culture without giving any thought to the truth behind them or their origins. Yet, sometimes I hear something and I think to myself, “I wonder how that old saying got started….” Do you ever wonder this? Just for fun, let’s take a look into the hourglass of time and discover the true meanings of some of these familiar old sayings.

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Cleaning Creosote From Your Stove Pipes Like a Pro

By Amber | Nov 1, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Cleaning creosote from the pipes of your wood burning stove or your fireplace chimney could mean the difference between life and death. At the least, it could save your home and all your belongings.

At our house, this is a job for my own personal chimney sweep, my husband. He likes me to know what he’s doing and why, but I usually wind up in the way so I just pass him tools and empty buckets! When we understand the importance of cleaning creosote from our pipes, we can even make better decisions on which pipes to install and choose a more efficient wood stove.

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Two Old Fashioned Ways of Removing Skunk Odor-That WORK!

By Rhonda Crank | Feb 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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  It’s winter which means your local skunk families have moved in closer to food supplies. These include your chicken coop, sheds, and barn. With these stinky creatures so close, it’s only a matter of time before the family dog gets sprayed or worse yet, the person who startles them. You can skip the tomato…

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Why We Traded Urban Living For Little House on the Prairie

By Amber | Feb 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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  We grew up watching the Ingles, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to live back then? We’ve been able to take the best parts from the Little House on the Prairie and incorporate them into our 21-century way of living. 

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Obstacles to Homesteading- and how to get around them

By Amber | Jan 17, 2019 | 1 Comment
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  Here in the U.S., homesteading is on the rise. If you are thinking of making a change from your current lifestyle to a simpler life, you may face many homesteading obstacles. This is especially true of those who don’t have farming roots.

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20 Amazing DIY Gifts You Can Make- All for Under $1.00!

By Amber | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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  20 Amazing DIY Gifts- All for under $1.00!

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Everything You Need To Know About Poinsettia Plant Care

By Rhonda Crank | Dec 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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With a Little Poinsettia Plant Care, You Can Keep Your Plant Alive and Growing for Years The poinsettia plant has come to represent the holiday season in much of the world. Until recently, I didn’t even think of keeping one after it “died.” Then I learned poinsettia plant care can mean years of growth and…

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Homemade Stuffing- With Ingredients You Can Get From The Dollar Tree

By Amber | Nov 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
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  This recipe for homemade stuffing is so delicious and full of savory flavor, you will never buy store-bought again. Doesn’t matter if you call it stuffing or dressing, the taste should be amazing and homemade. 

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4 Farm-Tastic DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

By Amber | Oct 23, 2018 | 4 Comments
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Fall is my favorite time of year and the kids always liked to decorate for Halloween. Coming from a frugal family, decorations were made using things we had around the house. Thankfully, we have the Dollar Tree these days where we can make Farm-Tastic Halloween Decorations for just a couple of dollars. Here are 4…

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How To Care For A Christmas Cactus- and keep it alive for years to come

By Rhonda Crank | Oct 17, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Like my grandmother, I have a hard time keeping any houseplant alive. Outdoors we can grow almost anything but bring it past the threshold and an untimely death is in its future. My husband tells every new plant I bring home, “I’m sorry she’s brought you here to die.” However, Granny knew Christmas Cactus care…

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What Do Pigs Eat? Pigs 101 For The Beginner

By Amber | Sep 25, 2018 | 1 Comment
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  If you are new to homesteading or a veteran but new to raising pigs, then this information is for you. In this article, What Do Pigs Eat? Pigs 101 For The Beginner, we’ll discuss what do pigs eat and the basics of raising pigs to answer all of your pig questions. 

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The BEST Tips For Growing, Harvesting & Storing Winter Squash

By Amber | Sep 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Winter squash is a part of the same family as summer squash, melons, and cucumbers are known as the gourd family. To me, winter squash is the easiest to grow, harvest and store. There are several varieties to choose from and they are all nutritious and delicious.

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