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Homesteading Love

One of my life dreams is to homestead. One day I would love to live in a small house on a few acres. I want to raise chickens for fresh eggs and goats for milk (and they eat buckthorn!). I … Continue reading

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Book Review: DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes

Many of you have likely heard of Mommypotamus. She is one of the big dogs with whom I am lucky enough to be part of the community that is Village Green Network. She has a brand new e-book out called … Continue reading

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Book Review: Your Custom Homestead

Your Custom Homestead: Awakening a Fresh Vision of Homesteading Your Custom Homestead. is written by Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead. Her blog is full of useful tips if you are thinking of homesteading yourself (or if you already are!). … Continue reading

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Sundays as a Day of Rest

Society is so busy nowadays. Always bustling here and there. Always connected to the world. Always with a long to-do list. We have forgotten the tradition of a Sunday (or insert holy day here) where we wake up, go to … Continue reading

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Composting, Part 2

  When it comes to choosing your own composting method, you must ask four questions: How much space do I have? What types of waste do I want to compost? How much of that waste do I produce? How much … Continue reading

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Composting, Part 1

One really great way to reduce what you send to the landfill is to compost your food waste. Even if you don’t have a lot of space or need for composting, you should look to see what your city might … Continue reading

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Phase Twelve: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

It’s been a two month long journey for my family to get to this point. We’ve replaced a lot of commercial products containing harmful chemicals with homemade, natural products that are good for our bodies and the environment. But just … Continue reading

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Phase Seven: A Squeaky Clean House, Part 2

A good rule is that when vinegar doesn’t work, use baking soda. This is why I buy vinegar by the gallon and baking soda in 13.5 lb bags. Baking soda is good at removing grease and oil. That’s why it’s … Continue reading

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