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Edible Mosses – Can You Eat Moss and 3+ Types to Forage

Can you eat moss? Yes, but it isn’t highly recommended and can be dangerous! Humans have used mosses for millennia to determine direction, insulate structures, locate water sources, disinfect foul water and soil, combat soil erosion, for some health benefits, and yes – to eat. But…

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How to Make a Wattle Fence [Step-by-Step DIY Guide]

How can you build a wattle fence? Start here. We show how. But first, imagine creating a highly efficient and easy-peasy garden border, or a barrier for small animals, with little or no money and minimal physical effort. Sounds too good to be true? Since Neolithic times, people…

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Best Whole House Generator (Pro Generator Review 2023)

Generators can be complicated to shop for, especially if you’ve never had to figure out the best type of whole house generator for your home. In addition, to get the most from your generator, you must understand how much wattage you need, how a whole house…

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How to Dechlorinate Tap Water for Free and at Home! [6 Ways]

If you have ever lost your water supply for a week or longer due to storm power outages, you appreciate the benefits of city water. But public water systems have a notable downside. The water sometimes tastes chlorinated. Sometimes heavily chlorinated! Modern homesteaders appreciate the value of…

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Poisonous Lawn Mushroom Types [Edible vs. Toxic Mushroom Guide!]

Let’s discuss poisonous lawn mushroom types, and which lawn mushrooms are poisonous, deadly, or toxic! Because there is a lot of concern about finding poisonous mushroom types in our backyard. Many homesteaders avoid foraging for lawn mushrooms because they are overwrought with the worry that the…

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How to Grow the Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea)

If you want to liven up your garden with pretty flowers, look no further than Mansoa alliacea, better known as the Garlic Vine Plant or False Garlic. Garlic Vine is a tropical vine native to northern South America, from approximately Brazil to the southern edge of…

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What to Do With Orange Peels? [27 Nifty Ideas!]

What to do with leftover orange peels? Well – if you’re like most people, when you finish eating an orange, you then toss the peel. But did you know that there are many uses for orange peels that can benefit your relaxation, beauty routine, and home?…

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The 5+ Easiest Fences to Install Yourself [Without a Big Budget]

Looking for the easiest fence to install yourself? All homesteaders will need a privacy or garden fence at some point. Your options are hiring the local fence-building guys or doing it yourself. Unfortunately, perimeter fences aren’t cheap. And the local fence-building guys are out of your…

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