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Achieving Food Freedom

I am concerned about food security, not just for myself and my family but for my community and country as well. Over the last year and a half, this covid endemic has brought to light, the many pit falls of our just in time, production, processing, and delivery system. Consumers are slaves to the whims […]

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Scorched Earth: An Attack on Animal Agriculture

There is an all out war on animal agriculture and our ability to provide wholesome affordable animal proteins to our families and communities. Patrick Brown, the CEO of Impossible Foods, a company that makes genetically engineered plant based meat has said “I want to put the animal agriculture industry out of business. It’s that simple.” […]

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Cloth Diapers on a Budget

Im not sure why it took me so long to figure it out, but we decided to cloth daiper with our final baby. Actually I wanted to with baby number 3, but then our well pipe froze up. After a winter of no running water, all I wanted was convenience. But when I started searching […]

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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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To Buy or Be an Asset?

A major swath of the United States economy and jobs is leisure and service. In this year of covid lock downs, many of these businesses are hemorrhaging. Businesses that have been around for over one hundred years are shutting their doors. We have had almost thirty straight weeks of nearly one million new jobless claims. […]

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Native Harvests: Lambs Quarter (Chenopodium Album)

Lambs quarter is one of the most common garden and backyard weeds. Don’t let its commonplace fool you, this plant is a force to be reckoned with. It is one of THE most nutrient dense wild foods available, even out performing many common vegetables in both vitamin and mineral content. With high levels of phosphorous, […]

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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 […]

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Pests and Predators on the Homestead: An Unpopular Opinion

Pests and Predators come in all shapes and sizes, from the adorable rabbit to the lumbering bear. There is nothing so heartbreaking as to see the destruction left in their wake. Wether it’s the scattered feathers of devoured chickens or the partially eaten fruits of garden plants. A majority of folks I have come across […]

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Home Canning & Food preservation

We put money away into savings and retirement funds to ensure our future financial security. It is critical that we do the same with our food. Home canning has a long and rich history here in the United states. Going all the way back to 1884 when the Ball corporation started manufacturing glass jars for […]

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R & R On the Homestead

To us, part of being a homesteader is to always Repurpose and Reuse when we can. It’s a wonderful way to reduce waste on the homestead but also saves quite a bit of money. One of our favorite recyclables are pallets. Pallets have an almost limitless R&R potential, and they’re relatively easy to get a […]