How To Maximize Your Microclimate

how to maximize your microclimate

Natural environments evolve effortlessly, so why oh why do we have problem areas in our gardens? Everywhere else on earth, these areas are simply places for something different to colonize. By identifying different microclimates in our gardens, we can turn these challenging areas into assets. Even better, we can increase the range of plants that will grow in our yards.

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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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The Quest For Perfect Hogs For Your Homestead

The Quest Fo Perfect Hogs For Your Homestead

From the first pigs introduced by Christopher Columbus and Hernando De Soto up until 50 years ago, hogs in America were a diverse lot. Breeds from all across Europe and the Far East were imported by various cargo ships that docked along the East Coast.

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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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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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Finding And Using Wild Fruit In Your Area

Finding And Using Wild Fruit In Your Area

No matter where you live in North America, there’s likely a tasty wild fruit available for picking sometime during the year. While Native Americans and early pioneers actively picked and ate wild fruit, few people bother to seek out and pick them today.

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Tips For Curing Ham At Home

Tips For Curing Ham At Home

Curing ham with salt is a food preservation skill that came to North America with the arrival of the first European pioneers. Born from the need to cure and preserve meat without refrigeration, dry salt curing was an old-world method already familiar to these pioneers.

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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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Freezing Your Homegrown Produce – Essential Tips and Tricks

Freezing Your Homegrown Produce – Essential Tips And Tricks

Every homestead exploits various techniques for preserving homegrown produce since having a well-provisioned home is a fantastic convenience. In the winter, when your pantry is stocked, and your freezer is full, you won’t have to go to the grocery store to buy organic produce.

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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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