Self sustaining homes: the benefits
Jun27

Self sustaining homes: the benefits

Self sustaining homes is one that has started to take off with a lot of steam. People like the idea of being able to live in a smaller area, but still own their own home and not have to worry about paying rent each month or having to save up for a big home that they may never be able to afford anyway. While living in self sustaining homes may not be the easiest thing to do, it does come with a ton of benefits that many people are...

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Making Your Own Clothes and Household Items
May08

Making Your Own Clothes and Household Items

For those who would like to really get into the whole idea of homesteading and want to leave all the hassles of the modern world behind, there are so many other things that you will be able to work on all by yourself. From the clothing that you wear to the beauty supplies that you start making and even your furniture and cleaning supplies, you are going to love how much fun it is to dive right into these projects. They can even be fun...

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Preserving Your Food for Winter
May08

Preserving Your Food for Winter

Homesteading is meant to help you be self-sufficient in your whole life, not just in the summer and fall months. But for those who live in colder climates, it may be hard to imagine how you are going to be able to keep up with everything once it gets too cold to grow a garden or the animals are not able to produce as much milk and so on. Preserving your food is going to be key in this process and this chapter is going to take some...

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The Magic of Gardening for Your Own Food
May08

The Magic of Gardening for Your Own Food

If you are just starting to consider homesteading but are concerned about having the right amount of time or energy to really get into the whole idea, it may be good to start with some basic gardening. Even a small garden with just a few plants can be the start of homesteading as it allows you just a tiny bit of self-sufficiency. You can start out small and slowly build up so that most of your produce and herbs come from your own...

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The Basics of Homesteading
May08

The Basics of Homesteading

The world is full of many amazing technological advances. We are used to hearing all about the latest and greatest that was invented to help make lives easier and to help us interact with other people. We go to the grocery store or a fast food restaurant to get all of our food. We go to the department store to get our clothes or any other household items that we may need. We also have to rely on the utility companies to supply us with...

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Raising Chickens in the Backyard
May08

Raising Chickens in the Backyard

Have you ever dreamed about being self-sufficient and being able to take care of your own needs from your backyard? Do you like the idea of fresh eggs in the morning, being in control of some of your food supply, or even to have a chance to work on 4H projects and other big events? Raising chickens in the backyard may be the answer that you need to make all of this and more occur without having to leave your home. Raising chickens in...

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