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49 Unusual Foods to Dehydrate in a Dehydrator – Dehydrating Mushrooms, French Toast, Sauerkraut?!

Sick of the old dehydrated banana chips or beef jerky? Here are 49 different foods to dehydrate! From liver snacks for the dog to wine leather for you, sauerkraut salt & vinegar chips to rhubarb sour candy, we’ve collected them all.  I really love pushing appliances to their limits and using them to their full …

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115 Cute and Funny Chicken Names for Your Hens and Roosters

Struggling to find funny chicken names? Let us help you out with this list of the 115 best cute and funny chicken names! From people’s names to chicken-themed twists on famous names, there are quite a few names to choose from. Once you’ve named your chicken, don’t miss our epic list of funny chicken coop …

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Raising Chickens 101 – Building the Best Chicken Coop

Raising chickens is a wonderful thing to do. Chickens make wonderful pets for the kids, they lay lovely fresh eggs every day (or most days, anyway), they’re gentle creatures, and they’re natural predators for the garden pests you don’t want. Raising chickens isn’t hard, nor is it expensive. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You …

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Best Pull Behind Spreader to Tow Behind Mower/ATV – Broadcast Fertilizer

Can you believe our top 5 best pull behind spreader are all made in the USA!? How great is that! This 2020 tow behind spreader review gives you the best pull behind fertilizer spreaders for small yards and large yards. Best Pull Behind Spreader Top 5 Brinly 175lb BS36BH Pull Behind Broadcast Spreader. This is …

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Chickens vs Ducks – Raising Chickens or Ducks on the Homestead?

Thinking of raising chickens or ducks on your homestead? Whenever the need or want arises for fresh eggs and meat, chickens are always the front-runner. They’re common, easy to find, inexpensive, and they do their job extremely well. What if I told you that ducks also fill that niche extremely well, though? I’ve put together …

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Best Dual Fuel Generator – Top 5 Propane + Gas Generators for Homes 2020

It’s time to upgrade our old gasoline-only generator to a dual fuel generator. Gas was nearly impossible to get during the last storm, which isolated us for over 2 weeks. Propane can be stored a lot longer than gasoline, so we’ve decided to upgrade to a dual fuel generator. Here’s our best dual fuel generator …

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108 Funny Chicken Coop Names for Hen-Only Coops + Sign Ideas!

I have 10 gorgeous chickens, no roosters. I’ve been searching for the perfect name for the chicken coop for months so I’ve compiled this ultimate list of 105 (Edit: it’s now 108 thanks to you all!) names for chicken coops!  Paint these on your chicken coop sign or straight on the coop. These names are …

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Yellow Flowering Herbs – 13 Most Beautiful Herbs With Yellow Flowers

Yellow, the color of the sun. There’s something about yellow flowering herbs. Somehow they make you feel warm and sunny, and they radiate goodness. It goes without saying that you can’t just go around eating every herb with yellow flowers, you need to make sure you know, without a doubt, which plant it is. Foraging …

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Raising Ducks – Pros and Cons of Backyard Ducks

Let’s dive into the pros and cons of raising ducks in your backyard! Are backyard ducks right for you? Raising Ducks in Your Backyard Those of us living on homesteads, whether they’re in the country or urban areas, have many things to consider when starting out. From fruits to vegetables to farm animals, there are …

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Bootstrap Farmer’s New DIY Pre-Bent Steel Hoop House Kit (All Metal Greenhouse)

Bootstrap Farmer is well-known across the US for its propagation supplies, seed trays, and hoop house/greenhouse kits. The greenhouse kits can be put up in one weekend and are well-priced, allowing you to build a professional-grade vegetable house or greenhouse yourself. Up to now, you would bend your own poles with a pole bender, using …

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Best Plants to Grow in Your Survival Garden Part 2 – 16 Must-Grow Perennial Edibles

Grow these usual perennials in your survival garden: they’re the plants that keep on giving! When building a survival garden, trying to organize planting schedules every year for your annual plants can get difficult. On top of that, if you don’t grow enough of something, or if you aren’t able to preserve the extra amount …

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Tea Plants for Sale – Grow Camellia Plants and Enjoy Homegrown Tea

I love tea! Growing your own tea plants is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your garden. Let’s look at some tea plants for sale, and how to grow the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Tea has been a part of the human experience since civilization began. It is a great way …

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Seed Saving, the Secret to Survival of Your Vegetable Garden & Food Security

It’s all well and good to buy seeds, but what do we do when the shops run out of seeds? Seed saving is the answer here. Not only that, saving your own seeds is rewarding. It makes sure that special vegetable varieties remain available. Seeds are essential to life. Without seeds, we don’t have plants …

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Why You Shouldn’t Grow Vegetables in Raised Gardens

There has been a lot of hype lately about growing plants and vegetables in raised gardens. Are they the right thing for you? Here’s why I say you should avoid raised gardens if you can.   I understand there are benefits of raised gardens and for some of you, it’s just the thing. You can …

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15 Sturdy Grape Vine Trellis Design Ideas for Your Backyard Arbor

Although they used to grow grapes without a trellis in the old days (and probably still do in many vineyards and gardens), I really prefer my grapes on a grape vine trellis (also know as a grape arbor), especially when they’re getting started. Grape vines can ramble a bit, so without a trellis to train …

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