What To Look For When Selecting Your Next Workhorse

what to look for when selecting your next workhorse

A while back, horses were an important part of everyday life in the United States. Folks were using them for transportation, fieldwork, and moving herds of livestock, and horses soon became a valuable possession. Purchasing a workhorse was back then serious business, and this endeavor was taken quite seriously by anyone looking for a reliable workhorse.

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What To Do When You’re Lost

what to do when you’re lost

There are two main approaches to dealing with being lost: Don’t get lost in the first place, and make sure you’ve told someone exactly where you’re going and when to expect you back just in case you do get lost.

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How To Improve Gardening Soil With Cover Crops

how to improve gardening soil with cover crops

Cover crops are not just for large, commercial farming operations. Even on small farms and home garden plots, this regenerative technique works wonders on the soil.

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Obtaining Water From Plants In The Wilderness

obtaining water from plants in the wilderness

Because water is the most important requirement for sustaining life and normal bodily function, it is important that we identify the varying resources from which it can be obtained.

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How To Make Homemade Herbal Shampoos

how to make homemade herbal shampoos

The state of one’s hair can be a telling sign of the state of one’s body. This article will teach you how to make your own herbal shampoos. Chamomile, nettle, and soapwort are herbs suited for natural hair care, and they can make great shampoos.

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Learn The Following Pros And Cons Before Buying A Chainsaw

learn the following pros and cons before buying a chainsaw

When my wife and I purchased our rural 43 acres, both of us were hit with a range of emotions. It was a big step financially, and it suddenly dawned on us that it was going to take time and physical effort to make our homestead dream come true.

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How To Make Sure Your Dog Is Ready For The Wilderness

how to make sure your dog is ready for the wilderness

Let’s face it, our four-legged friends make the best adventure buddies. They rarely get a grump on. They never contest the route choice. They almost never engage in mindless chatter, and their interest in everything around them is infectious.

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How To Assess Your Property And Figure Out If You Should Install a Wind Turbine

how to assess your property and figure out if you should install a wind turbine

Windmills harvesting wind power have been around for a long time, and many people are considering this power-generating option for their homestead. However, before you dive into it, there are a few things you need to know, like, for example, if your property is suited for hosting a wind turbine.

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The Dangers Of Wildfire Smoke And How To Protect Your Family

the dangers of wildfire smoke and how to protect your family

It was a late-summer evening in western California. I had just finished putting my kids to bed when I noticed an unusual odor filling the room through the open patio door. Something like a burning campfire mixed with smog.

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How To Keep Long-Lasting Produce In Root Cellars

how to keep long lasting produce in root cellars

Long before refrigeration kept our food fresh, people depended upon root cellars to secure their food for the long winters. Although they’re not as common now, in a time when panic shopping can clear a grocery store, this is just when you could use one.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Beekeeping

a beginner’s guide to beekeeping

Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? To be honest, before I became a beekeeper, I never thought about wanting to be one. I’m actually allergic to bees, and the thought of being around them terrified me, but I did want to grow my own food.

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Dehydrated Watermelon – Tips And Recommendations

dried watermelon

Now that it’s the peak of the summer growing season and you can find watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydew melons at nearly all supermarkets, curb markets, and roadside stands, you can pig out on the juicy delights. And each taste is made a little sweeter by the realization that within a few weeks, there will be no more melons for months and months.

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How To Take Advantage Of Farmers Markets To Be Better Prepared

how to take advantage of farmers markets to be better prepared

Nowadays, you can find one or more certified farmers markets in nearly every town nationwide. Farmers markets are gaining a lot of popularity across the country, and you should reap the benefits of these local markets if you want to be prepared now and for the future.

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