Homesteading Basics

Helpful information for people living off the land or those looking to get started
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So you're pondering this whole homestead thing for 2015? Should you take the plunge now, or wait? 7 reasons to start homesteading NOW!

7 Reasons to Start Homesteading Today

When is it OK to eat roadkill? Author Ben Hewitt dishes on what to look for when it comes to "asphalt hunting" -

Roadkill 101: An Insider's Guide to 'Asphalt Hunting' - Chelsea Green

Thinking about adding a laying flock to your backyard? Here are the pros and cons of raising ducks vs. chickens - Chelsea Green -

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Get ready for maple sugaring season with these easy to follow steps on how to tap a tree - Chelsea Green

Get Ready for Maple Sugaring Season - Chelsea Green

As temps start to drop, make sure you're ready to preserve your root vegetables with this DIY root cellar from gardening legend Eliot Coleman. Plus more projects and recipes to add to your Fall to-do list

Eliot Coleman's Guide to Creating a Root Cellar - Chelsea Green

Easy to Make Drying Trays - Chelsea Green :

Easy to Make Drying Trays - Chelsea Green

How to Re-Grow Vegetables - Little House Living

How to Re-Grow Store Bought Vegetables

50 Things You Can Stop Buying & Start Making

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

Good tips for growing blackberries, raspberries , blueberries...

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How to Care for Ducklings

Raising Ducks - How to Care for Ducklings : HGTV Gardens

Homestead Water Sources and Options

Homestead Water Sources and Options

This well-designed garden plan makes it easy to put chickens to work in the garden. You can give your birds direct access to deposit manure fertilizer into your beds and enlist your birds for organic pest control as needed. Read more:

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Nice idea for on top of a chicken coop. What a great way to keep them cooler in the summer and warm in the winter!

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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers by Harvey Ussery Foreword by Joel Salatin

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery - Chelsea Green

Holy Shit Managing Manure To Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon

Holy Shit by , Gene Logsdon - Chelsea Green

How to grow honeysuckle from cuttings

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Espalier fruit trees

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Cow VS Goat: Which one is right for YOUR homestead? I like this post because it weighs out the pros and cons of each. #cow #goat #homedairy

Home Dairy 101: Cow vs. Goat

Hometead Waterworks | Homestead Honey Capturing and storing water with farm ponds and swales.

Homestead Waterworks - Homestead Honey

How to sterilize egg shells before using. Eggshells can be ground in a blender and used for many purposes, indoors and out.

7 Ways to Use Eggshells (and tips you need to know)

How Why To Plant Fruit Trees in the Fall Once Tree is established - Free fruit each year » The Homestead Survival

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The Homestead Survival | Vertical Potato Tower Gardening Project | Homesteading - Gardening - Green thumb Knowledge

Vertical Potato Tower Gardening Project | The Homestead Survival

Easy Homesteading: Food Storage Shelf Plans. Love this idea for storing potatoes, onions, tomatoes, apples, etc....!

Easy Homesteading: Free Food Storage Shelf Plans DIY

The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk

The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk - Chelsea Green

Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader

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