Sep 05, 2018
The Best Poultry Watering Systems for Chickens + Rainwater Harvesting
Find the best DIY poultry watering systems for your chickens. Here is a look at all the different poultry waterers and why some are better in some situations than others. Also, at the end we'll cover rainwater harvesting systems for your flock.
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Aug 28, 2018
DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces
Beautiful DIY mason jar centerpieces for Christmas. They’re easy to adapt & make for weddings, for graduations, or for birthdays! Very rustic & glittery, perfect for country-homestead decorations.
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Aug 18, 2018
Raising Chickens: The Best Beginners Guide
Raising chickens can be a challenge. Not going broke over their feed bill and doing a good job all-around is difficult. Here's your free, online handbook to saving money, growing feed, health, coops, tractors, frugal ideas and more!
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Aug 14, 2018
Arizona Gardening: A Permaculture Garden Design
Arizona gardening calls for a permaculture garden design--even in small backyards. Learn great water saving methods for our Phoenix summers. Vegetable gardening can be hard in our harsh desert climate, but with the right methods, we live in one of the best states!
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Aug 09, 2018
Natural Eye Infection Remedy for Rabbits, Cows, Goats, Sheep
A natural eye infection remedy for your cow, rabbit, goat or sheep. It's a simple, easy and a very effective homestead remedy that I tried on our animals a while back. I've had great results! Plus, it's just one simple kitchen ingredient.
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Aug 08, 2018
Chicken Tractor Designs
Chicken tractor designs for your meat chickens. Free Dimensions (DIY Plans) with wheels for your broilers’ moveable and portable coop. For free-range, pastured chickens on grass. Simple and easy to make.
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May 10, 2018
Find 100+ squash recipes to use up an abundant squash harvest from your garden. When squash is in season you can’t have too many recipes. Find the right easy squash recipe for you. Summer & winter squash, zucchini and more!
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Apr 30, 2018
What Do Chickens Eat?
What do chickens eat? Here is your guide to feeding chickens. With 107 kinds of food to feed your backyard hens and roosters. Perfect DIY list of ideas to have for beginners.
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Apr 26, 2018
Best Meat Chickens Chart
Get your best meat chickens chart! 12 meat chicken breeds which are great for raising on your homestead. Heritage and cross-bred broilers are compared. An instant download you can print out now.
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Apr 23, 2018
Meat Chicken Breeds
Here are 12 of the best meat chicken breeds for raising on your homestead. A great list for beginners who are looking to raise broilers. Both cross-bred & heritage breeds are compared here.
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Apr 19, 2018
Vanilla Extract Recipe
This vanilla extract recipe is easy to make yummy and homemade. An great DIY recipe that will give a delicious hint of vanilla to any batch of cookies. Use this extract in your favorite recipe!
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Apr 16, 2018
Raising Geese: 5 Tips for Gosling Health
Here are 5 tips to take raising geese to the next level. These are simple tips you can apply to set your goslings on a path to a long, vigorous healthy life. Homesteading beyond the basics!
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Apr 09, 2018
Raising Geese: Setting Up a Brooder
Raising geese starts with baby goslings. Learn how to set up a brooder and get your geese off to a healthy start—for beginners. Geese are an easy way to add variety to your meat sources along with diversity to your pasture and homestead terrain.
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Apr 03, 2018
25 Ways to Use Goat Milk
Dairy goat milk is a wonderful resource on the homestead. Once you start milking goats you’ll have times when you have way more milk than your family can drink! Here are lots of ways to get your brain thinking and solve that problem of excess milk.
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Mar 27, 2018
The Best Organic Fertilizer: Extra Milk (or Whey)
Extra milk or whey is an amazing organic fertilizer to build natural fertility! In your orchard, pasture and garden it is a completely natural, holistic and Organic option.
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Mar 19, 2018
How to Shade & Protect Young Fruit Trees from the Sun & Sunburn
Learn how to protect your young fruit trees from the sun. This is a natural way without paint that is great for both deciduous and citrus fruit trees. Sunburn can be prevented without the use of the traditionally used chemical paint. Find out how!
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Feb 14, 2018
DIY Garlic Remedy for a Sick Goat: Garlic & Peanut Butter Balls
Garlic remedies are the best for a sick goat, dog, chicken, or yourself. Here's a recipe for garlic peanut butter balls for animals who don't like garlic.
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Jan 01, 2018
How to Preserve Lemons for Year-Round Use
Learn how to preserve a large lemon harvest. You can ferment dehydrate, pack in salt, freeze, and more! Here are the 7 best ways and recipes I’ve found for putting up lemons for great uses later.
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Nov 27, 2017
How to Start a Sustainable, Permaculture, DIY Chickens Garden
Learn how to grow a sustainable garden for your backyard chickens to save money on their feed bill. Plant shrubs, trees & herbs for a permaculture homestead. Great DIY ideas for beginners & beyond.
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Nov 13, 2017
Why You Need to Plant Herbs in a Sustainable, Permaculture, DIY Chicken Garden
Grow herbs in your sustainable garden for your backyard chickens to save money. Natural health for your chickens—permaculture style. Great DIY herbal health ideas for your hens.
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Nov 06, 2017
How to Grow a Sustainable, Permaculture, DIY Chicken Garden: The Layers Needed
Grow a sustainable garden for your backyard chickens to save money on their feed bill. Plant herbs, shrubs and trees for a holistic, permaculture homestead. Great DIY ideas for beginners and beyond.
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Oct 31, 2017
The 500th Year of the Reformation, A Hymn & A Book
500 years ago today Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses for debate to the church door of Wittenberg Germany. My brother and I wrote a hymn & about the new book I'm writing.
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Oct 23, 2017
How to Use Bugs on the Homestead to Save Money on Your Chickens’ Feed Bill
Manage your chickens to eat bugs around your homestead and save money on their feed bill. Small changes are how you get raise sustainable chickens. Your backyard chickens will love the freedom too.
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Oct 17, 2017
2 Ways to Compost With Backyard Chickens That Will Save Money on Your Feed Bill
Beginner & advanced chicken raisers can cut their feed bill drastically when they start composting. Make feeding those chickens more sustainable for your homestead.
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Oct 04, 2017
How to Ferment Chicken Feed in 3 Easy Steps to $ave Money
Fermenting chicken feed for your backyard chickens is a great way to save money on their food. Fermented feed can be fed for your hens, baby chicks, egg layers, broilers or meat chickens.
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Sep 27, 2017
6 Kinds of Bugs You Can Grow For Your Flock to $ave on Feed—An Overview
Cut your chicken feed bill by growing bugs. Here’s an overview to help you decide which bugs are best for your chickens. Be more self-sufficient by raising your own chicken food.
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Sep 22, 2017
Easy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch
You'll love this easy to make paleo pumpkin pie recipe. The delicious filling is the best. Love the rich, sweet flavor in this from scratch pie. Best of all it's homemade, gluten free and healthy.
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Sep 21, 2017
4 Ways to Use Kitchen Food Scraps & Save the Most on Your Chicken Feed Bill
Learn how you can save more money on your chickens’ feed bill by feeding them your food scraps. Beyond the basic & holistic ways you can use your kitchen scraps. For those who like sustainable & DIY.
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Sep 13, 2017
11 Things NOT to Feed Chickens & The Best Way to Dispose of Them
Feeding & raising backyard chickens is easy, but you need to know which foods NOT to feed chickens. After you learn what they can’t eat, we’ll learn the best way you can resourcefully dispose of them.
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Sep 09, 2017
Save Money on Chicken Feed with Manure Management
Save money on chicken feed with these easy manure management tips. Free food for the chickens--bugs, compost, worms, etc, ready for you to utilize. Health-promoting & easy DIY ideas for your backyard.
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Sep 05, 2017
10 Ways to Save Money on Your Chicken Feed Bill
Here are 10 ways you can save money on your chicken food bill. Homesteading for beginners, or anyone who wants to get off the commercial feed bandwagon. Sustainable & DIY ideas for backyard chickens.
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Aug 01, 2017
Looking for the best homesteading books? Reading is a great way to get ideas, find tips & learn skills! Here are resources full of helpful, practical, DIY, & frugal information—books, websites & more!
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Aug 01, 2017
The Holistic Homestead
A Homesteading book for beginners and advanced alike! Grow your own sustainable, permaculture type of homestead that considers every aspect, with a plan and goal for the future. Soli Deo Gloria!
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May 09, 2017
I'm Writing A Book!!!
I’m writing a book!!! The Holistic Homestead. This book is designed so you SEE your homestead as a orderly system. Instead of aimlessness, it’s how-to homestead with purpose!
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Mar 23, 2017
Natural Remedies For A Sick Goat
Learn how to treat a sick goat with this natural remedy. It is easy to make at home. When your goat is sick, try this DIY herbal recipe for natural goat care.
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Mar 14, 2017
Egg Gathering Apron Pattern
Make your own apron with this Egg Gathering Apron Pattern. Full of step-by-step instructions & detailed color photos. Easy for you to follow along & detailed to give you confidence as you proceed.
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Mar 09, 2017
Cheesemaking Made Easy--> For Beginners
Cheese making always looked so complicated to me, until I got one book. An amazing book with 32 quick & easy cheese-making recipes you can make at home. A must for any organized cheese maker.
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Feb 13, 2017
Homemade DIY Energy Booster For Baby Chicks
Raising baby chicks? Here’s a DIY energy booster or electrolyte recipe you can put in their water. Great for their health & easy for beginners. Important to getting your chicks off to a great start!
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Feb 07, 2017
5 Things To Know Before Getting Chickens
Ready to raise chickens! You’ll need to decide where to get them. You can get chicks from your local feed store, order them, or get them from a local breeder. Find the best place to buy your chicks.
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Feb 01, 2017
Vegetable Garden Planting--10 Must-haves
A lot goes into vegetable garden planting. Here is a list of the top 10 most important things you need to get started in your garden. :)
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Jan 18, 2017
Easy Ice Cream Recipes
Enjoy making these easy ice cream recipes! There is nothing like good homemade ice cream. Especially when you are raising or growing the ingredients right in your backyard!
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Jan 12, 2017
The Best DIY Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe: In 3 Easy Steps
A easy vanilla lip balm recipe you’ll love. This DIY lip balm is made with coconut oil. It’s healing homemade & the best. You will love the simplicity of the recipe and the soothing feel on your lips.
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Jan 12, 2017
How To Make Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil
Making vanilla infused coconut oil is easy & adds a fun smell to your lip balm or lotion. Infusing oil is easy & a great beginner project for anyone. Follow along & I’ll show you how.
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