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How To Preserve Chillies In Oil

How To Preserve Chillies in Oil

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Most food plants don’t produce yield all year around. If you want to use this produce year round you need to find a method to preserve your crop for use at other times of...
Benefits of Owls

Benefits of Owls On The Homestead

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Some disturbing events over the last week have prompted me to write this post on the benefits of owls on the homestead. The events that unfolded were, to my thinking, unbelievable that these mindsets...
How To Pickle Chillies

How To Pickle Chillies

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Pickling is a great way to preserve excess produce for later use. This easy guide on how to pickle chillies is one of many ways to preserve your excess chillies. There are many other ways...
How To Preserve Chillies

6 Methods To Preserve Excess Chillies

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Growing your own food is a great strategy for off-grid living or starting your journey to becoming self-sufficient. The problem with growing your own food is how to store the excess long...
5 Uses For Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

5 Uses for Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

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For many, autumn leaves are just another seasonal chore! But this resource can be so much more. Try out these 5 uses for autumn leaves on the homestead, or even for your suburban garden! 5...
4 Ways To Dry Chillies

4 Ways To Dry Chillies

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Your growing season went well in your veggie garden and your chili plants produced an abundant crop! Awesome! But now, what to do with all those excess chillies! Here are 4 ways to dry...
Homestead Hack: Check Soil Quality

Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

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In order to maximise your crop yield in your homestead vegetable garden, you should use this homestead hack: check your soil quality and least once a year. A good time to perform this test...
Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

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There are many tasks and projects to be undertaken on a homestead. One of the ways that you can save money, become more self reliant, and get projects done in your own time is...

Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

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Planning a home vegetable garden requires a strategy, in order to be successful! Having a plan will also allow you to structure the garden to your location, the time you have to spend tending...
How To Grow Citrus Trees

7 Tips On How To Grow Citrus Trees

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Citrus fruits are among my favourite fruits! They are not only great to eat on their own, but can also add great flavours to your cooking. This guide will give you some basic tips...
Why Use Heirloom Seeds

Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

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Growing a home vegetable garden is a great idea! But what seeds should you get to maximize the value from your garden. Heirloom seeds would be the seeds I recommend. These are seeds that...
Fall on the Homestead

5 Things You Should Do In The Fall On The Homestead

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The seasons change and our routines on the homestead change with it. As summer winds down and we enter fall, or autumn as we call it in my part of the world, we can...
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