The Second Step in Providing Your Own Food

Let’s dig deeper into this subject so that you can fully understand the types of foods you select to produce/raise for your family and friends.  Below is the graph you saw in the previous post, with the daily caloric needs filled in for each person and then the totals. Daunting?  Yes… Do not worry.  Now …

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5 Odd, Old-Time ‘Folk Remedies’ That Really DO WORK

Written by: Tammy Robinson If you are like me, you probably had mom or grandma say to you, “Oh, honey, you don’t need a doctor or drugs. You just need a little old-fashioned medicine!” She then would promptly give me something that sounded a bit strange, but she often was right. It would fix the …

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The First Step in Providing for Your Own Food

"Let's start at the very beginning.... It's a very good place to start..."  -- Yes, I am singing the "Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi" song in my head as I am writing this.   Want to provide your own food?  Want to start your food planning process, but do not know where to begin?  This should …

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Dog Food Recipe – Our Dogs Eat Well!!!

Our Dog Food Recipe 2 lbs of Sweet Potato, Winter Squash or Carrots 3 c of Rolled Oats, Rice or Sprouted Barley ½ c Berries 2 tbsp Cinnamon 1 tbsp Kelp Meal 1 tsp Sea Salt 2 lbs of Beef, Venison, Duck, Chicken, Turkey or Fish meat  (feel free to use about 4 oz of …

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Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Okay everyone, I am now entering a zone which is a passion of mine; Baking Bread!  Those who know me well understand that I am a good cook, but baking is a challenge for me.  It's because of all the details and measurements...    I love to experiment and cooking is my creative outlet -- hence, …

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12 Life Lessons Learned From The Great Depression

In the last couple of years, I have uttered to myself, "worst since the Great Depression" far too often for my liking.  Frankly, it makes me nervous.  The remedy to calm my nerves is homesteading. As homesteaders, or those of us who aspire to be, self reliance is our direction.  I believe it is important …

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15 Essential Homestead Kitchen Tools

High-quality, basic tools and equipment is the secret weapon of a homestead kitchen. More than anything else, kitchen tools will get the biggest workout; so go for quality over quantity which will last you a lifetime if well-cared for. 1. Canning Jars, Bottles, Jugs, Corks and Reusable Lids Think ahead. Purchase a variety of volume-sized …

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Seasonal Savory Breakfast Bowls That Will Have Your Family Coming Back for More!

Mornings are quite busy in our household; as I am sure they are in yours!  So, how do you feed your family a healthy breakfast that will have them coming back for more? Breakfast Bowls...  Let me repeat... Breakfast Bowls!  Here are Seasonal Savory Variations on a Breakfast Bowl that your Family is sure to …

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5 Small Vegetable Garden Plans

As homesteaders, we tend to equate self-reliance and food production with acreage.  While acres surely help in self-reliance, they are not completely necessary...  at least at the beginning.  I do not specialize in small gardens, but I wanted to offer these plans as inspiration for everyone just getting started.  Urban homesteading is most certainly on …

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What You Should Know About Colloidal Silver

What Is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal Silver is a suspension of very tiny silver particles in liquid, typically purified water. Silver is a mineral. It is not yet known, scientifically speaking, what the function of silver is in the human body. Silver is a naturally occurring mineral in foods and water. January, 1915, The Journal of …

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