Category Archive: Homesteading

How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide a Year’s Worth of Food

How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide a Year’s Worth of Food Not long ago, people had to think about how much to grow for the year. They had to plan ahead, save seeds, plant enough for their family, preserve enough. It was not just a hobby for them. It didn’t take up a 4 foot by …

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Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain

   Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain The active component in hot peppers that gives them their heat is called capsaicin, and the hotter the pepper, the higher the level of capsaicin there is. While rubbing something that seems flaming hot onto your sore joints doesn’t initially seem like it would help arthritis, capsaicin cream …

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How To Can Fish: Salmon, Blue, Mackerel, Trout

How To Can Fish: Salmon, Blue, Mackerel, Trout If you ever go fishing or you find a great deal on fish at your local store then this will be a great way to store your fish for later. Freezing is one of the easiest way to preserve your fish but this is not the only …

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DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

DIY Backyard Composting Solutions Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment. There are lots of good reasons to compost. Save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment. Regardless …

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How to Make Sauerkraut Using a Mason Jar

Making Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar Making sauerkraut is an age old method of preserving food by fermentation. While the thought of something other than beer fermenting may seem unappetizing to some people, the truth of the matter is there are many foods that are fermented we consume without ever really thinking about it. Pickles …

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