August 31, 2014

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Guineas, Bugs, Ducks, Coons and Rabbits: Experiments In Raising Meat

A few weeks ago, we had a raising rabbits post here at by Ted R here at The Prepper Project. At the same point he was writing that article, I was acquiring some rabbits of my own. Call it Providence, or serendipity, or Fate… but it was good timing. I appreciated hearing Ted’s thoughts on tasty […]

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August 31, 2014

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Are Ornamental Plants WORTHLESS for Homesteaders?

Over the years I’ve had many conversations like this: ME: “What’s this plant?” FRIEND: “It’s a [insert name of ornamental].” ME: “Can you eat it?” FRIEND: “I don’t think so.” ME: “What about this one?” FRIEND: “No.” ME: “This one?” FRIEND: “No.” ME: “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU? DON’T YOU HAVE ANYTHING USEFUL IN YOUR YARD? […]

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August 30, 2014

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How To Grow Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the delights of summer. They’re not just delicious, though – they’re a health food. Adding them to your homestead and long-term food production plans makes sense. Potatoes and other staples get tiresome really fast but blueberries will pick up anyone’s spirits. I’m friends with a man who runs a wonderful family Blueberry […]

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August 30, 2014

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Gardening in the Swamp

Let’s face it: almost no one has an ideal location for growing food. California has great soil… and terrible droughts. Florida has a year-round climate… and lousy sand. Parts of Minnesota have rich glacial soils… and a long frosty winter. Some locations are tough… and some are really tough. One of the least attractive places […]

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August 29, 2014

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Harvesting and Utilizing Wild Grapes

The only thing better than growing and harvesting your own food… is harvesting food you didn’t have to grow! There are some wild foods that provide you with calories but aren’t wonderfully flavored; there are others that taste great but fail to yield well; there are still others that bear prolifically and also very tasty. […]

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August 28, 2014

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Are Rabbits Right For You?

Why It Might Be Better To Grow Your Own Rather Than Hunt Wild: Wild rabbits aren’t hard to hunt, snare, trap. So why would you want to breed them? I’ll cover two topics here, feeding them and reasons why you should feed them. Feed is all-important to a rabbit’s health and breeding. More than anything […]

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