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How To Bake Bread with Sunlight

October 22, 2015

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How To Bake Bread with Sunlight- Solar Cooking

Solar cooking is such an intriguing concept to me. Not only can you save money on your power bill by using the sun to do your baking, you also save energy by reducing your cooling needs in the home. When you really stop and think about it, it just doesn’t make much sense to heat […]

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Building a Community Reliant Life

August 10, 2015

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SP - Squash on vine

It has been said, that no man is an island…and neither is a family. Many people believe that being self-reliant means meeting all your family’s needs from what you produce on your property. Our family believes that being self -reliant means meeting the needs of our family in the most sustainable ways possible. We have […]

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Homesteading Accidents That Will Get You Killed

June 19, 2015

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Vehicle tips over after accident

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) “farm accidents and other work-related health problems claim as many as 1300 lives and cause 120,000 injuries a year, most of which are preventable.” (source) On average, 113 youth (under the age of 20) are killed in farm related accidents per year. (source) By […]

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Become Your Own SHTF Weatherman

June 17, 2015

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Heavy Rain over a prairie in Brittany, France

Back before television and radio, cultures throughout the world predicted the weather by watching the signs nature gave them. Plants, insects, animals, and the heavenly bodies all give hints as to what we can expect for the forecast, if only we learn to interpret their subtle clues. Old time farmers watched the signs and seasons […]

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How to Make Homemade Soap From Scratch

May 30, 2015

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A lot of people tend to think that learning How to Make Homemade Soap from Scratch is a daunting, complicated task, but I like to tell my readers – if you canĀ  bake a cake, you can make soap! What is Soap? First off, What is soap? “Soap”, technically, isn’t something you just mix and […]

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How To Combat Pesky Bugs Naturally!

May 28, 2015

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49 Ways To Combat Pests Naturally

It’s that time of year again. Mosquitoes are swarming. Caterpillars are invading the garden. And ants are crawling all over the kitchen counter. I know I’m not the only person who has that problem. Instead of poisoning your home and plants with toxic chemicals, I urge you to consider natural alternatives for your pest control […]

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