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How to Can Homemade Salsa

How to Can Homemade Salsa

If there is one snack my family cannot get enough of, it is chips and salsa. It was game over the minute I taught my kids how to melt shredded cheese onto tortilla chips in the microwave. Hint: If there is one way to make a healthy snack like chips and salsa into a...

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How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

Are you looking forward to the long, sunshine filled days of summer? That sunshine can do more than just warm your skin and give you a daily dose of vitamin D. It can also dry and sanitize your laundry. A clothesline is a very simple way to reduce energy usage and...

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7 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

Food spending is something that plagues nearly every family in America and beyond. It's a constant struggle to eat healthy, keep spending down, and not feel like you're starving every waking hour of the day. But how do we do it when it seems like food prices just...

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6 Reasons to Become More Self Sufficient

6 Reasons to Become More Self Sufficient

Self sufficiency used to be a way of life for our society. It was how families provided food for the table and cash to cover expenses. To know a skill was to guarantee your future. What has happened in just two generations? Our society has changed. We are now taught...

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Raising Ducks

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Raising Ducks

What images come to mind when someone mentions animals on the homestead? Chickens, right? Maybe goats? Not many people consider the benefit that ducks can provide. In fact, they can usually be an easier starter animal for beginners, and here's why: 1. Ducks are More...

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4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

Producing food for your family is a goal for most homesteading families on the path to self-sufficiency. Taking control of your food supply means more stability and less worry. You know what went into it and where it’s been. You can incorporate sustainable practices...

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Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Many people don’t consider ducks when they decide to raise backyard poultry. Their experience with them is limited, so they don’t realize how personable and healthy they can be. Ducks can best be described as comical as they waddle around the yard, eating bugs out of...

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is a cost effective way to save money on your laundry routine. This liquid laundry detergent recipe costs pennies per load to make yourself, and it works great! Commercial laundry detergent is expensive, with dyes and fragrances that could...

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Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Eggs at the grocery store have a limited color selection. Your choices are white or brown. All of the eggs are completely uniform, same shade, same size, and same shape. So farm fresh can come as a bit of a surprise to someone who has only had eggs from the grocery...

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