DIY Rabbit Tractor

Reader Valinda Mullin shares a clever DIY hack that allows her to raise healthy, happy meat rabbits in a mobile pen. By Valinda Mullin I thought it’d be great to have a tractor for raising meat rabbits, just like people do with their chickens. I started by gathering up recycled supplies that I’d been saving …

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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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How BIG a Backyard Do You Need?

Interesting... When Summer turns to Fall and the air is crisp, my mind drifts to the planning stage.  For those at the exciting beginning stage of homesteading, this is for you! Here is a fun graphic to illustrate how much land you need to live off and be self sufficient.

If We Want “Unity”… Government Must Become Weaker

Is everyone reading the ZeroHedge?  In my humble opinion, there are three important risks to be aware of: EMP, Cyber Attack and Financial Collapse.  Look to multiple sources of information, connect the dots, and use lots and lots and lots of discernment, and look to your core values.... Focus on the Bill of Rights.  Understand …

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Eat Your Weeds! Purslane [image source: http://weedscanada-ca]

Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins …

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Homemade Ricotta

Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make -- hands-down.  You can use all lemon juice or all vinegar.  If you use all lemon juice, it will have a lovely fruity flavor and will yield very soft curds.  If you use all vinegar, you will have a tangy flavor and will yield firmer curds.  I like …

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Yearly Food Planning for Your Family

Planning a year's supply of food for each member of your family can seem a daunting task.  Want to grow a large garden, have an orchard and vineyard, grow your own crops, and produce your own oil and sugar?  How much meat, vegetables, fruit, sugar, oil, flour do we each consume per year?  What if …

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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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7 Invasive Weeds You Can Turn Into Livestock Feed

Written by: Joanna Hoyt Most homesteaders have to deal with some kinds of invasive plants. On our farm in upstate New York, the main culprit is multiflora rose. People planted it as deer feed back in the 1960s and now, it’s everywhere, taking over hayfields and pastures with its sprawling big-thorned fast-growing stems. Multiflora rose …

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The Easier-Than-Chicken, Egg-Laying Bird You Can Raise Indoors

Written by: Ashley Hetrick Keeping backyard chickens is a great way to begin your journey toward self-sufficiency, but the term “backyard chickens” implies that you have a backyard. What if you’re living in a small apartment, hoping perhaps one day to move to land, but wishing you could get experience to try your hand at …

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