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How to Start Herb Seeds For Your Garden

When you want to start an herb garden, it can be intimidating learning how to start herb seeds from start to finish. So many times we start seeds and they simply don’t grow. But with a few simple steps, herb seeds are easy to start indoors before spring arrives. Whether you’re planing an entire garden full of herbs, or just…

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How to Make a Farm Fresh Frittata

One of the easiest dishes you’ll ever make is a farm fresh frittata. It’s a lot like a quiche, but without the crust. This is a great option if you’re gluten free or on a low carb diet. Using up those farm fresh eggs on your homestead can be daunting once the warmer months hit. Use this frittata recipe and…

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How to Make Sourdough Biscuits

Put your sourdough starter to use by making these incredibly delicious sourdough biscuits! You’ll never make regular biscuits again.

10 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead

Homesteaders want to stay on their farm, and they can accomplish that by finding ways to make money on their homestead. From selling eggs to offering services, here are 10 ways to make money on your homestead.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Rustic Crust

A thick pie crust and warm chicken and veggie filling are the basis of this rustic homemade chicken pot pie. Just like grandma made it, you’ll enjoy this recipe for years to come. One of my family’s favorite dishes is a piping hot homemade chicken pot pie. But you can’t just make a chicken pot pie with a pre-made crust….

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A Guide to Buying Baby Chicks

Buying baby chicks—it’s one of the greatest things to do as a chicken keeper. It’s officially that time of year—early spring. You see the signs all over the place, “Chick Days Are Here,” but you cringe because you know you don’t have room for any more chicks. Or, maybe you don’t have any chicks at all, and this is the…

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“Just Wing It”—My Word for the New Year

I don’t make new year’s eve resolutions . . . ever. They don’t work. I think we do these things to make ourselves feel better, but then we end up feeling worse. What I do practice, however, is the New Year’s “word”. For years now, I’ve chosen a word that I wanted to focus on or that I felt would…

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Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

One of my all time favorite cookies is the chocolate crinkle cookie. I can remember, as a kid, always trading for the chocolate crinkle cookies at lunch time, because they weren’t a cookie that my mom or grandma ever made. I’m not sure why they didn’t make them, but I knew they were something special. That fudgey, gooey inside is…

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Homemade Chai Tea Mix

Nothing says “winter” more than a good chai tea. There are so many different recipes for chai tea floating around in the world. Depending on your culture, heritage, or taste preferences, chai tea made in one home can taste completely different than chai tea in another home.  The best part is—no matter which way you like your chai tea, you…

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Naturally Treating Frostbite in Chickens

Frostbite is an extremely common issue when it comes to winter time issues with your chicken flock. Your chickens might suffer from frostbite on their combs and wattles, while your neighbor’s chickens never get frostbite—why is that? It comes down to science and method, really. But no matter what you do, you should always know about naturally preventing and treating…

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How to Make White Pumpkin Pie

Every year we go to a local pumpkin patch up the road from our house. Each year, this sweet old man tells us about his pumpkins, and how to make pumpkin pie. He tells us about how the deer ate half of his pumpkins again this year, and about the little pumpkins, the big pumpkins, the giant pumpkins, the gourds,…

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How to Make Herbal Lotion Bars

I had never heard of lotion bars when I first started researching for herbal products that help with dry skin. But when I finally did discover them, I was hooked. Not only are lotion bars extremely efficient in healing dry skin, but they are extremely easy to make. The best part is that you can create lotion bars with specific…

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Homemade Herbal Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

Fall and winter are some of my favorite times in the year. Why? Because that means I get to make hot chocolate! I am a chocolate lover through and through. This herbal marshmallow hot chocolate is no exception. It’s easy to make, but also beneficial to the body, especially if you’re dealing with respiratory issues. As an herbalist I try…

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I Just Want to Write . . .

The busyness of life has been weighing on me these last few months. It’s incredible to watch a large event come together, but I always underestimate the amount of work that will go into it. This year we decided to make the Homesteaders of America conference a two-day event, and I’m so happy that we did. Next weekend, October 12…

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Are Pumpkin Seeds a Natural Dewormer for Chickens?

Fall is upon us, and just like with anything that’s in season, we have to weed through the truths and myths when it comes to our health and our chicken’s health. One of the constant things you’ll see floating around the interwebs is about pumpkin seeds as a natural dewormer for your chickens and other livestock. It’s not a myth,…

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Mini Devotional | Making a Difference

More and more each and everyday I realize that I am simply a vessel used by God. I literally am nothing without Him, through Him. I learn that it doesn’t matter how many times I fail, how many times I give up, or how many times I have no earthly clue what I’m doing—He’s going to use me despite all…

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