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How to Install an Off-Grid Water Well at Your Homestead or Cabin

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Sandra Ogden Getting out of the city and choosing to live “out in the country” is a goal of many people nowadays.  “Homesteading” sounds so idealistic; getting back to the basics and living the dream!  What most don’t realize is homesteading is hard physical work and has a lot of unknowns. It requires a lot of planning, prioritizing, setup money …

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Mini Farming on a 1/3-Acre Suburban Lot

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By: JenMar Gather together a group of preparedness minded folks and the conversation invariably turns to pulling up stakes and moving to the country to create a self-reliant home and life. But, for many, moving is not an option. Work, family, kids, health, personal responsibilities are all valid reasons keeping people in their present location. It may not be what …

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How to Cure Fungus Problems on Fruit Trees

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By Kate in GA While this technique will work with all perennial plants, my focus for this article is really on the perennials in the garden.  I will specifically talk about fruit trees. However, this will work on all perennial plants that may be giving you problems. Let me start by saying that I have never seen this technique mentioned …

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Worms for Fishing and Vermicomposting

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by Brian Ford Well yes, in a sense worms can be farmed. Just as you would keep a few chickens or rabbits. My interest in worm farming (vermicomposting) goes back a few decades. Back then I would often hit one of my favorite fishing spots on the way home from work. Worms were quite expensive, two dozen red wiggle res or …

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Advantages to Living and Homesteading in Mexico

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By BS Garrison “Note: This article was sent to me back in 2016 and was first published on my old blog, however, with everything that is currently going on at the southern border and all of the back and forth in Washington DC about building a wall I thought it would be interesting to repost this article again… M.D. Creekmore.” …

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Vegetable Garden Ideas for Small Spaces

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by Jason Smith Living on the side of a mountain is nice, but it raises some interesting challenges to gardening. Since the land my house sits on was literally carved out of the mountain, the soil is blasted rocks and dirt, leaving much to be desired when trying to garden. My solution to this issue was to stay above ground, using …

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How to Grow a Moringa Tree (and why you should)

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By TN Mommy I grow vegetables and fruits in my container garden, plus I’m working on installing some built in garden boxes in the rear of my yard, but that’s about all I can do for now since I live in suburbia and the HOA will fine the shit out of me if I put chickens and goats in my …

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Can I Raise Meat Rabbits In My Backyard?

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by The Mid-west Mrs. Can I Raise Meat Rabbits In My Backyard? Yes, You Can! I had rabbits when I was young but only as pets. Our children had rabbits growing up, again only as pets. We now have rabbits but they are for food. You have most likely a basic understanding of rabbits so this article focuses on how we …

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Can I Keep Chickens In My Backyard?

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by Nate Smith If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise. Legality of Raising …

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What Are The Best Foods To Grow In A Survival Garden?

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Jason – www.theselfsufficientgardener.com It’s generally considered blasphemy these days to be a survivalist and not garden.  Food is the most important survival consideration next to water for the survival minded.  It makes sense to be at least somewhat self-reliant when it comes to food production for you and your family.  In other words, if you don’t garden you should …

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Raising Livestock on a Small Piece of Property

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by Robbins I have strived for the last 10 years to become more and more self-sufficient. This was not the result of any event or premonition. I had no inkling there was a prepper movement or survival community. It was just something in my DNA. I wanted the security and peace of knowing I was prepared. I wanted to take …

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How To Find Affordable Homestead Property in Tennessee

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by Sandra O A number of years ago I awoke to the unpleasant reality that when the stuff hits the fan and people were unable to get food and water, they would spill out into the suburbs, even past the burbs, to our sleepy community, to take what they wanted by any means they could. Although I lived in a “safe” …