Eartheasy Vermicomposting Giveaway: Learn How To Compost with Worms!

Have you got worms yet?  This is an easy way to get an amazing, rich compost for your garden!  Check out this giveaway and take a moment to enter!  I have had a worm bin of my own for months now and the kids and I enjoy feeding them and watching them in action.  I […]

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Living On What We Have: A Month of No Groceries

Living On What We Have

Planting.  Weeding.  Watering.  Harvesting.  Canning.  Dehydrating.  Freezing.  When October finally arrived this year and things gradually started to slow down I would stop periodically and gaze lovingly at my full pantry shelves over-flowing with over 700 jars of stored food, the freezers full of our own meat, fruit and vegetables, and jars of dehydrated fruit. […]

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DIY Christmas

A DIY Christmas: Over 100 Great Gift Ideas!

This year I have teamed up with some awesome homesteading bloggers to produce over 100 DIY gift ideas for Christmas, or any other gift-giving time! There is nothing more personal and thoughtful than a homemade gift.  People appreciate the time and effort that went into the gift a lot more than a gift that was […]

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The Simple Art of Making Taper Candles

On the road to sustainability I recently learned a new skill: making taper candles.  We have been beekeepers for 3 years now, and aside from amazing honey, our bees supply us with extra beeswax.  I use the wax in a number of homemade body products, but I have been planning on making candles with the wax […]

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Clean Water For Christmas: A Great Deal on A Berkey Water Filtration System

Clean water is nothing to be taken for granted.  Check out the Berkey secret! Berkey purification systems remove viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors.  Berkey systems are able to reduce heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, […]

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Why I am Not Vegetarian

Why I am Not Vegetarian: A Homesteader’s Perspective.

Lets start with this.  If I couldn’t raise my own meat or source it locally and sustainably I would be vegetarian. I have been attacked many a time by readers who say I can’t claim to be “green” when I eat meat.  Hold it right there.  Since when does the definition of being green have […]

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A Homesteader’s Canning Shelves: Preserving Summer’s Bounty.

My canning shelves are as important to me as a biker’s Harley. Or a shopaholic’s purse collection. So it is with a lot of pride and a little anxiety that I share them with you today. I have spent countless hours collecting, preparing and canning local or home-grown food to preserve for the winter months […]

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Homemade Raspberry Mint Vinaigrette with canning instructions

I’ve been pulling out frozen food from the freezer and using it up in preparation for the onslaught of fresh fruit and vegetables coming soon.  I had a few bags of frozen raspberries, and since my bushes are loaded this year I need to use up the older berries now.  Some of them were used in fruit […]

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Berkey Water Purifier Co-Op Opportunity! *Updated*

***Updated!***  The Co-Op has been extended to June 22nd to give everyone a chance to get the full discount!! Hello everyone!  I am thrilled to offer you an exciting opportunity!  I have been working with United Environmental Solutions recently, and today they are offering a unique deal, open to all of my readers, myself, and a few […]

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Big Berkey Giveaway! UPGRADED to IMPERIAL!!

Don’t miss this giveaway! I am thrilled to join forces with some of my favorite homesteading bloggers to give away a Big Berkey, a well-known and respected water filtration system. I have been eyeing these systems for years and all I can say is… too bad I can’t enter and I hope you win! The […]

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