Homesteading

This Changed My Homesteading Game

This Changed My Homesteading Game

It might surprise you to know…

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DIY Straw Bale Cold Frame

How to Make a Straw Bale Cold Frame

If you started seeds indoors this year, you’ll need a way to harden off your seedlings before planting them in the ground. 

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Why Our Chickens Stopped Laying

Our Chickens Stopped Laying…And It’s All Our Fault

Our chickens stopped laying, and we couldn’t figure out why.

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Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Ready to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list?  You came to the right place!  I happen to be a fantastic gift-giver, and this great big homestead gift guide round up is filled with all my best ideas.

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3 Homestead Book Reviews {& a Giveaway!}

3 Homestead Books to Add to Your Library {& a Giveaway}

Do you love to read?  I hope so, because I’ve got three awesome homestead books to share with you.  And when I say “share”, I mean I am literally giving these books to a few lucky winners!

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5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots | Roots and Boots

5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots

I am bound and determined to grow at least 75% of my family’s annual carrot supply.  Did it happen this year?  Nope.  But I learned five secrets for growing better carrots, and I’m pretty sure next year will be the Year of the Carrot here on the homestead.

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4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

Y’all, we throw away a lot of food in America.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if every home in the U.S. found a way to recycle kitchen scraps, yard waste, and anything compostable?

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Do This With Homegrown Tomatoes

The Homegrown Tomato Trick that Saved My Sanity

I wish someone had told me this homegrown tomato trick long ago!  It’s currently saving my sanity as the tomatoes are rolling in from the garden.

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The Easiest Way to Deseed a Pepper

Whether you are harvesting tons of peppers from your own garden or you hit the pepper jackpot at the farmers market, you’re probably wondering: what is the easiest way to deseed a pepper?

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How to Teach Kids Where Food Comes From

How to Teach Kids Where Food Comes From

As a nation, I think we might possibly be failing when to teach kids where food comes from.  The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case for your family!

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