POSER HOMESTEAD

Inflation Busting

Inflation Busting

Prices are rising. I've felt it for a while. We see some official numbers, but none of the official numbers measure the things that I actually buy.  To figure it out, I created "the chicken grain report." I measure other things, too, like gas, the price of milk, and...

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Empty Shelf Cooking (“No Fear” meals)

Empty Shelf Cooking (“No Fear” meals)

We're okay. I went shopping right before the pandemic. Things looked good. There was bread and milk Less than a week later, lines wrapped around the big store. Shelves emptied. People rushed the fork lift guy who was refilling the water at the warehouse store. They...

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Egg Overdose: Ideas to Use Extra Eggs

Egg Overdose: Ideas to Use Extra Eggs

What to Do with Your 10M Eggs Egg overdose is not just for Easter. It's a very real thing on a homestead. Many homesteaders--even poser homesteaders fall victim to "chicken math" whereby you think chickens are cute and you get too many even though you only planned to...

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BUY HALF A COW

BUY HALF A COW

With pink slime, mad cow, salmonella, and other industrial food supply contaminants, it's hard finding good beef. You have two choices--source your meat correctly or raise it yourself. If you're a real homestead, you're probably already raising your meat this. But if...

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Five Creatures to Evict from Your Land

Five Creatures to Evict from Your Land

War on homestead invaders... Ever fight an urban squirrel? It's not pretty. I like squirrels, but there are some creatures that need to go. I wasn't happy when they took one bite of every tomato, then left it to rot, but when they ate my house, that was it. That was...

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Your Pantry–Your Best Friend

Your Pantry–Your Best Friend

For $2999 I can get an entire year's worth of freeze-dried "desserts," powdered drinks, and... things I'd never eat because I'm not an astronaut. None of the marketing mentions taste--it's all about "price per calorie." There are 30-year tubs that'll last longer than...

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SHOULD I GET CHICKENS?

SHOULD I GET CHICKENS?

"I need help from a chicken guru."  I got a question from someone who wanted to started a flock. I'm not a guru. I'm not even a real farmer.  But, I've had chickens for eight years, and most survived. If I calculate chicken survival rates as baseball percentage, I'm...

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Blueberry Corn Muffins

Blueberry Corn Muffins

This is my original recipe. I started with a master recipe in a cookbook, but changed it over the years. The corn flour and yogurt make this a much better muffin than using 100% flour. [recipe title="Blueberry Corn Muffins" servings="8-12" time="10 mins prep, 25...

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Free Yogurt for Life

Free Yogurt for Life

You can make your own yogurt for pennies--and you should. Yogurt making isn't that hard at all. You don't even need a yogurt maker if you choose the right kind of yogurt. I hate paying two bucks for over-sweetened yogurt that tastes like guar gum. I also hate getting...

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