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Homesteading Wild Foods

Making Bone Broth

The history of bone broth is deep and rich, going back to our prehistoric ancestors. In a time when a successful hunt was rare, it is of no surprise our ancestors heeded the guidance of four legged hunters and found ways to access and use the bone marrow. Rather than sharp teeth and bite force, […]

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Homesteading

How to Process a Rabbit

I struggled with the idea of doing this article because I have always felt it would cheapen the sacrifice made by the animal. But peoples need for this knowledge out weighs my personal feelings on the topic. TOOLS: A sharp filet knife is what I like to use best, but the fat and skin will […]

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Staying Productive and Avoiding Burnout on the Homestead

For many lifestyles there is always work to be done, but building or running a homestead this is especially true. There are many ways to stay productive and avoid burnout, and the obvious answer seems to be, get organized and manage your time well. HA! I’m not either of those, but after some trial and […]

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My Interview with Bellamy Fitzpatrick:

Green Anarchy & Self-Sufficiency So last week I introduced the concepts of the Green Anarchy movement and Bellamy Fitzgerald’s, founder of the journal Backwoods, opinion of how the essence of Green Anarchy can be achieved in today’s world.  If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you do as the topics we are talking about […]

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Green Anarchy & The Invitation to Desertion:

What is IT & What does it Provoke? I hate “politics” and the divisiveness it breeds. Therefore, it is rare that I expound on my political ideologies. especially here.  However, with everything that is going on in the world, I would feel remiss if I didn’t at least provide a glimpse into what is possible.  […]

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Homesteading

Processing Furs at Home

There is more than one way to skin a cat and there’s more than one way to tan it’s hide too. Home tanning is not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, determination, and a hell of a lot of sweat equity, but it is well worth the time and effort. I am a […]

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Homesteading

Cutting Feed Costs For Livestock

Our homesteading journey is still in it’s infancy, going into our fourth year. We have put most of our efforts into our garden, wild crafting, food preservation techniques, and raising rabbits for meat. As complete and total novices to every aspect of this lifestyle, it has been well worth it to ease into the livestock […]

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Homesteading

Let’s Make Soap

Making soap at home isn’t nearly as difficult as I had originally thought. All you need is a few tools, ingredients and a few hours. When choosing tools and utensils for soap making be sure to use them for just this purpose. Also be mindful of what each is made of. You want to be […]

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Homesteading

Bacon Drippings for Soap

For as long as I can remember my family has always kept containers under the sink for bacon grease. Occasionally we’d cook with it, but most of the time it was just tossed into the garbage. I continued this practice until a couple of years ago. I had fallen down the YouTube rabbit hole while […]

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Homesteading

Dirty Opinion: An Argument for the Benefits of Using Animal Fats

I save fats from just about everything. I collect all of our bacon grease, fat from our bone broth batches, and the fat off our rabbits on butcher days. I then render them down to clean and purify them into tallow and lard. Most people are, at least familiar with the general idea of lard […]