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July 2013

Musk Thistle: Friend or Foe?

Carduus nutans – Musk Thistle Generally considered a noxious weed in the US, the Musk Thistle also has the reported health benefit …

How to Deal with Homesteader Burnout

  What is Homesteader Burnout? Perhaps this needs no explanation, especially if you’ve been homesteading for any length of time. But let’s …

How to Make Brine Cured Pickles

What is Brine Curing? Curing foods in brine is an old fashioned way of preserving without refrigeration. A salt solution is used …

Sunday on Our Homestead

The past week has been a busy one here on our little homestead. Our son went to the DMV and now has …

Best Livestock for Preparedness

Top 5 Post Apocalyptic Livestock for Preppers Are you preparing for tough times? Hoping to become more self sufficient? I’m always thinking …

Royalty Purple Podded Beans

The Prettiest Beans in My Garden! This spring Mary, from Mary’s Heirloom Seeds, sent me a variety of heirloom seed packets to …

Herbal Antibiotics

Grow Your Own Antibiotics If you are imagining someone in a lab coat bent over petri dishes, forget it. I’m talking about …