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What is Homesteading

Homesteading is a way of life that embraces the concept of self-sufficient living to some degree. How far you are able to progress your homestead is up to you and your time, creativity, willingness to learn, interests, talents, location, and patience. No two homesteads are the same. We all do things a little different, and we are all at a

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The life of a Blueberry

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants that grow in mostly bush form. This delicious fruit contains: high antioxidants, low calories, fiber, vitamin c and k, and magnesium. It also has many properties that include: fighting cancer, lowering blood pressure, fight heart disease, protect cholesterol, anti-diabetic, fight urinary tract infection, and reduce muscle damage after strenuous workouts. This year we added a

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The Wonderful Dandelion Flower

So many people view dandelions as a nuisance that ruins the appearance of their yards when they can be used as powerful medicinal herbs. True, dandelions might not be the most beautiful flower, but they are pretty in their own simple way. More than that, they’re valuable for their healing properties. In times simpler than our own, many took to

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The Art of Trellising

Trellises can be built and used in many different sizes and with many different materials and they are oh so simple. The concept is: two end post, followed by other posts spaced out as needed, and some sort of connecting material to support the vining plants. So depending on the size of the plant you are taking care of, you

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Composting

Composting can be an amazing alternative to buying soil each year, given you have the space and a little time. We have seen composting done in many different containers from: buckets, to trash cans, to under tarps, and wooden walled containment(pallets are a good choice). It is so enjoyable to know exactly what is in our soil and what is

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