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How to Save Money on Food

"How to Save Money on Food" Discover easy ways to cut your food budget, spend less on groceries, and make food go further with these tips. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS Magazine

How to Make Cooking Oil and Fat

Take the next step toward food self-sufficiency by making cooking oil from seeds and nuts, making butter and rendering lard and tallow. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Preparing to Homestead, Part 2 - Homesteading and Livestock

"Preparing to Homestead, Part 2" In the Military we were taught combat first aid with these four life-saving steps: stop the bleeding, start the breathing, protect the wound and treat for shock. I want to relate these life-saving steps to handling finances in preparing to homestead. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS Magazine

How to Render and Use Bacon Fat

BLT Salad with homemade Ranch dressing from Deep South Dish blog. A layered salad made with thick cut bacon, crunchy iceberg lettuce, summer ripened fresh red tomatoes and substantial and chunky croutons finished with a homemade Ranch dressing.

"The Wild Table: Seasonal Foraged Food and Recipes" features more than 40 wild mushrooms, plants, and berries. Grouped by season, the recipes provide step-by-step cooking techniques, explain how to find and prepare each ingredient, and feature several signature dishes from noted chefs. Check out an excerpt from this book on 9 fundamentals or "commandments" of wild food foraging.

Bread and Butter Pickles

How to Make Bread and Butter Pickles : one of the most popular recipes of all time on

3 Steps to Amending Clay Soil (with Video) - Homesteading and Livestock

"3 Steps to Amending Clay Soil (with Video)" Blessed with hard clay/rock soil, Jesse and Alyssa have a small list of improvements they are doing this year to get their soil veggie-friendly! From MOTHER EARTH NEWS Blog

Preparing Your Cows for Winter - Homesteading and Livestock

Preparing Your Cows for Winter Helping your livestock transition from fall to winter can be easy to do. Here are five steps to consider when the cold weather starts settling in, from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.