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Baking Bread Without Yeast – 6 Best Recipes [No Yeast Required!]

I consider myself to be a fairly good “prepper,” but the COVID-19 pandemic brought on food shortages. I was out of one key item: Yeast. I thought I had it, but yikes, I was wrong. Here is how I coped with baking bread without yeast. Why Do You Even Need Yeast for Bread? Yeast, once …

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Haskap – Growing Honeyberries for Profit or Garden

If you’re looking for a plant that is easy to grow, low maintenance, high production, and just about impossible to kill, then look no further than the Haskap! Native to Russia and Japan, the “Haskap” berry, also known as Fly Honeysuckle, Blue Honeysuckle, Honeyberry, or Lonicera caerulea, is a delicious addition to any garden, field, …

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Bamboo Farming for Homestead Income (Start a Bamboo Farm!)

Bamboo can grow 3 feet in height in 24 hours – do you know another crop that gives you amazing growth like that? Bamboo farming is a great option for your homestead, returning a profit in as little as 3 years. Compare that to more conventional homestead income crops like a market garden or orchard, …

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Save Money With Hand and Solar-Powered Well Pumps

Many homeowners are looking for ways to save money, and solar powered well pumps are on the list. Since many rural communities have personal water supplies, water pumps are a necessary part of the system. Water pumps require electricity to deliver water to homes, barns, and outbuildings. This can mean laying hundreds of feet of …

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58 Practical Homesteading Skills and Ideas You Can Learn Today

Whether you’re already on a homestead or dreaming of being a homesteader, homesteading skills are invaluable – and lots of fun! They give you a real sense of accomplishment, you save money, and you’re becoming more self-reliant in the process. Jump right in with the homesteading skills on this list. I’ve mainly included practical homesteading …

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Do Heat Pumps Have Dehumidiers?

A warm day can seem rather hot with enough moisture. For example, 83 degrees Fahrenheit feels like 93F at 85% humidity. This makes a big difference. Moist air doesn’t only cause discomfort; it can promote mold growth as well. If you’ve been thinking about installing a new cooling system, you might ask “Do heat pumps …

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Lard: Good for You, Good for Your Wallet

Lard was a staple in your grandmother’s kitchen, and in her grandmother’s. Its low price made it wildly popular during the Great Depression, although its wonderful flavor and excellent nutritional value earned it an honored place in many generations of kitchens before that. But sometime in the last few decades your parents likely began replacing …

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Best Fencing Pliers – The 6 Best Fence Pliers for the Job

There’s always fencing to be done on a homestead or farm, and the best fencing pliers make your life a lot easier. I have one set of pliers I always carry with me. They’re the pliers that can do anything – grab wire, twist it, cut it – I’m ashamed to admit that sometimes, they’re …

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