Critter Control Tips To Keep Your Garden Safe

critter control tips to keep your garden safe

There’s nothing that will make a gardener teeter on the verge of madness more than marauding wildlife. In the spring, rabbits, groundhogs, and ground squirrels (depending on your part of the country) can destroy a newly planted garden seemingly overnight. And throughout the season, wildlife does its best to harvest before you do.

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Tips For Planting A Survival Orchard

tips for planting a survival orchard

As a homesteader, you’ve probably learned that diversification is a great way to ensure success, but have you considered growing anything other than annual crops that must be replanted each year? Fruit and nut trees are perennials that can provide you with excellent sources of food with little effort past the initial planting.

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Growing Healthy Eats With Grow Bags

growing healthy eats with grow bags

Containers can be tricky. They’re invaluable for those who don’t have garden space or whose soil is extremely poor. Even if you have space, there are areas where the soil is so poor or laden with heavy metals from historic mining or industrial use that you wouldn’t want to eat anything grown in it. Containers are the way to go in either situation.

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Things You Should Know Before Farming On A Large Lot

things you should know before farming on a large lot

A lot that is half an acre up to five acres and beyond gives you room to do most anything you should want to do, using only a modicum of restraint. You may have room for a little pasture, or even a small woodlot or a large pond.

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Tips You Should Know Before Buying A Tractor

Tips You Should Know Before Buying A Tractor

To a food plotter, buying a tractor is a decision that’s probably second only to buying or leasing the right hunting property, and for a good reason. Your tractor is the power center for your entire food plot operation

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Tips For Raising Meat Goats For Your Homestead

Tips For Raising Meat Goats For Your Homestead

Have you ever wondered what the most popular protein source worldwide is? You might be surprised to learn that it is goat meat. Nearly 70 percent of the world’s population chooses goat as its main meat supply.

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Gardening Options For Old School Preppers

Gardening Options For Old School Preppers

Vegetable gardening is a tremendously rewarding endeavor for multitudes of people. Not only is it very therapeutic, but much satisfaction is derived from planting, cultivating, harvesting, and ultimately consuming vegetables grown with personal labor of love.

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Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Once upon a time, every home had a smokehouse out back. Before refrigeration, smoke curing was the only way to safely preserve meat. Besides making the meat last longer, the time it spent inside the smokehouse gave it an extremely pleasing flavor.

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The Sassafras Tree – A Prepper’s Favorite

The Sassafras Tree A Prepper’s Favorite

Sassafras trees grow widely across much of the eastern United States. They can be found from southern Maine and southern Ontario west to Iowa and south to central Florida and eastern Texas. Their oddly-shaped leaves are easily recognizable, and all of their parts are unmistakably spicy and aromatic.

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Native American Tips for Drought Farming

Native American Tips For Drought Farming

Despite an above-average snowfall during the past winter, the spring was very dry. By the middle of May, New England was already having temperatures in the high 80s, and we were in drought by the start of June.

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Tips For Building A Meat Curing Chamber

Tips For Building A Meat Curing Chamber

Everyone who tastes dry-cured meats such as bresaola, sausages, salamis or prosciutto walks away with two thoughts. The first is that the meat is delicious. Second, they wonder if they can make it safely at home. Fortunately, you can, and it’s a pretty straightforward process.

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Simple Guide For Making Your Own Soap

Making Your Own Soap At Home

Up until the early 1900’s, most soaps were a homemade concoction that neither looked pretty, nor smelled pleasant. It was generally a mix of lye leached from wood ashes and fats leftover from animal slaughter or cooking.

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7 Essentials When Choosing Chickens For Your Homestead

7 Essentials To Choosing Chickens For Your Homestead

Let me start by saying that there is no right or wrong when choosing chickens for your homestead. However, there are some key characteristics that one should know before building a flock of chickens for self-sufficiency.

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