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Self Reliance Challenge

Self Reliance Challenge Wrap-Up

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The month of May was  self reliance challenge month, initiated by Lisa Lynne from The Self Sufficient Home Acre! A number of other homesteading bloggers and like-minded people took up the challenge and participated in...
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...
Self Reliance Challenge

Self Reliance Challenge Second Project

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The self-reliance challenge has been exactly that! A challenge! This past week we have had a number of delays in our projects! We have had unseasonal rain, which we are grateful for, but effectively...
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...
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...
Self Reliance Challenge Increase Seed Success

Self Reliance Challenge First Project

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When I accepted the Self-Reliance Challenge for the month of May from Lisa Lynn, I chose my first goal to be to increase my seed success rate. The traditional method is to prepare the...
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...
Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

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Growing a home vegetable garden is not only a rewarding hobby, but enables you to be more self-sufficient and eat healthier. Many people do not even consider growing a home vegetable garden because they...
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...
Self-Sufficient Homesteading

Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency: An American Perspective

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This post is written by a friend and fellow homesteader from the USA, AnnMarie. Annie gives a great perspective on homesteading and self-sufficient living from an American perspective. We are also co-participants in the...

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...
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...
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