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Rainwater Harvesting for Chickens

by: Sara on 12/12/2018

Today's blog comes from Acquisitions Editor Rob West. He created a rainwater collection system for his brood of chickens with the help of Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Homes-Scale System Design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture.

Homesteading often involves moving heavy objects – soil, wood chips, building materials, …

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Curing Meats at Home with Meredith Leigh

by: Sara on 12/07/2018

On the last day of our winter sale we are featuring an excerpt from Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home by Meredith Leigh, a food and farming specialist. She writes, works, cooks, and eats with the goal of helping others to understand that food is the most fundamental common denominator to our collective and individual …

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All the Dirt on Living the Good Life with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen of Hostile Valley Farm

by: Sara on 12/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who entered our book giveaway contest for Kirsten Lie-Nielsen's new book So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.

It was exciting to see all the great questions from 'wanna be, soon to be and current homesteaders'. Because of the great response we decided to choose one winner from Instagram

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Top Five Reasons Worms are Essential to a Healthy Garden

by: Sara on 12/05/2018

Yes, it's winter, but if you are anything like me, you think about your garden no matter the season. Today we share five of the top reasons to have works do the work in the garden. Excerpted from Crystal Stevens book, 

Worms at Work: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting,  a practical, easy-to-implement guide …

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DIY Kombucha gets in the spirit!

by: Sara on 12/03/2018

Since the relatively recent introduction of kombucha onto North American …

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