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Fall In Love With Your Pantry

Fall In Love With Your Pantry

It's not hoarding, it's planning. I try to avoid grocery shopping as much as I can. Not that I don't love standing in the giant line at the Super Walmart, but the more I shop, the more I collect things when I already have plenty of things to eat.  I can't go for "just...

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Everyone’s Getting Chickens… Should I?

Everyone’s Getting Chickens… Should I?

"I need help from a chicken guru," It was a friend planning for chickens. I've keep 63% of my of chickens alive over the past six years. I don't know if that's "guru" status in the homesteading world, but if I calculate that as a baseball percentage, I'm batting at...

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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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A Lifetime Supply of Free Yogurt

A Lifetime Supply of Free Yogurt

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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Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

I'm buried in Swiss Chard. It's time to eat some greens! I love this, which is good because I'm going to be eating it for the rest of the summer. INGREDIENTS Swiss chard...

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Building a Greenhouse from Salvage (maybe!)

Building a Greenhouse from Salvage (maybe!)

said, "I'd like a greenhouse."  I also picked up some windows I could use to build one. "When are you building the greenhouse?" I didn't really mean to build one, I just noted it would be nice to have one. I've had three before--they were all kits...

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Zero or Hero: Going Low-Waste without (Too Much) Pain

Zero or Hero: Going Low-Waste without (Too Much) Pain

here is a woman who fit two years of her trash in a jar.  Two years of stuff in one jar. That was all her trash. There's another woman I found who goes around Manhattan to CVS stores looking through the garbage. She gifts or keeps the excellent...

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“Can I freeze these foods?” Here’s how.

“Can I freeze these foods?” Here’s how.

Freeze food now. Avoid shopping and cooking later. "Can I freeze...." It's the trending Google search in the UK right now.  At first I thought Londoners were having a cold snap hunting down ski coats. Not so. They're freezing food. With people on lockdown and supply...

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Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

TL;DR: Get some fruit trees. Grafted fruit trees can really save the day. Don't kill them. Don't let the birds and deer eat your fruit. "How can I stop buying fruit every year and be more self-reliant? I don't have much land..." If you've got a smallish Poser...

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