Keeping Rabbits as Pets

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Keeping Rabbits as Pets

We have four pet rabbits and a lot of people have told me they find it a little strange. Even though I have done previous posts about our lovely little

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Keeping Pets on a Homestead

Pets can be a controversial issue among homesteaders. There are those of us that name all our chickens, teach them tricks, and even put little costumes on them. Then there

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5 Simple Ways to Preserve Apples

5 Simple Ways to Preserve Apples

I don’t know about elsewhere but New England has had an excellent year for apples. We were able to glean tons while at school in Vermont this fall from abandoned

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Water Bath Canning for Beginners: Applesauce

Water Bath Canning for Beginners: Applesauce

Cold, crisp air on the wind. Red and yellow leaves dancing on the trees. The smell of applesauce bubbling away on the stove. Autumn perfection.  At least for me autumn

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Drying Apples & Apple Leather

Drying Apples & Apple Leather

  This is our last fall staying in New England and luckily for us it has been an excellent year for apples. With this abundance of free apples this fall

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Our Tiny House Dilemma

As we gear up to graduate and begin the work on our new house we have been researching and planning for the construction of our new home. We have settled

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Small Steps In Becoming a Homesteader

Many of you have probably read about our recent transition to a larger piece of land and our ever expanding garden and homesteading skills but we didn’t start like this.

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The Best Homesteading Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

When I first started gardening and making my own bread I had no idea how far simple acts like those would lead. In a way that may have been a

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Last 5 Purchases

Most homesteaders aim to live simpler lives and make more conscious and less purchases than your average consumer, but we still buy things. It’s also perfectly fine, although being a

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Black Walnut Dye

Black Walnut Dye

Needless to say after the big move to West Virginia things were pretty hectic. We also had a lot of unforeseen family issues to deal with so we didn’t get

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