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How to Make Trees Grow Faster [and healthier]

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

The Grandma White Method – From “The Complete Book of Composting” Copyright 1960 by J. I. Rodale Using Compost For Tree Growth Start right from the very beginning. Use compost to start and nourish your tree. We cannot recommend commercial, chemical fertilizers which do not add humus to the soil. You must add organic matter to the soil if you …

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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners – The Complete Guide!

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by  Petticoat Prepper First let me say, I am no expert. I have been keeping bees for the past year. It’s been fun, frustrating, interesting and challenging. I’ll share what I’ve done and hopefully those interested will find a bit of help. Just keep in mind; it’s rather like herding cats. I am setting up to add 3 more hives to …

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Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

In Homesteading, Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts …

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What is the Best Dog Breed for Homesteading?

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Goat Mama 12 I am writing this article to give people some ideas regarding using livestock guardian dogs for protection of livestock, property, and people.  My husband and I moved to East Texas about 10 years ago to live my country dream.  We acquired 25 acres for my horses and soon thereafter I started raising goats.  It was love at …

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How to Raise Chickens at Home for Eggs and Meat

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Jane W My interest in chickens began at age three when my grandmother would allow me to gather eggs from the nests in the chicken house at their farm. I learned from her to be observant and gentle with animals. When my own child reached that age, I wanted to share some of that magic with him and began …

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How To Collect Rainwater For Home Use

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Chuck H Water has always been an afterthought for me and my prepping. It’s so easy for me to take it for granted when all I need to do is turn a faucet handle and fresh, clean water is made available. But what if the power goes down for a significant amount of time and eventually the water stations …

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How to Buy Rural Land Without Getting Conned or Ripped Off

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by MountainSurvivor About fifteen years ago, when I went to Oklahoma with a friend of mine, we met a man in his mid- to late-fifties that offered to sell us some land that he said he owned. When we went to look at the piece, we saw a small travel trailer sitting there, surrounded by dense stickery brush, and he told …

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Small Homesteading Guide and Layout Plan

In Featured, Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Face reality, unless you are super rich putting back more than six months to a one-year food supply, isn’t practical, and even if you have the cash to spend, finding room for storage and the constant dating and rotating become the next obstacle, and this can get quickly become unmanageable. For most preppers the goal should be a one-year food …

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What Animals Should I Keep On A Small Homestead?

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Have you always dreamed about starting your morning with farm fresh eggs and fresh milk from your own cow or goat? Even on a small homestead, you can make that a reality. And you will be happy you did. Raising animals will not only provide a source of food and milk for your family, it will provide you with a …

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How To Compost at Home For Beginners

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

When you are starting life on the homestead, you quickly learn that common food and yard scraps that most people throw away can be very beneficial. That is certainly true with composting. If you don’t know how to compost, it’s not difficult and we can guarantee it will be well worth your time and energy. What are the benefits? First, …