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Letter from a Prepper – Sustainable Agriculture

There are many reasons why people are drawn to the homesteading lifestyle and sustainable agriculture. There is the lure of living simply and sustainably off the land, the satisfaction of eating homegrown food, the possibility of a better life quality or for the support...

How to Make Liquid Laundry Soap

Staying clean during the apocalypse has never been easier. If the zombies come, at least you will smell good and maybe even have something to barter with. Make 34 years worth of laundry soap for just pennies! Supplies Needed: 1/2 Cup of Your Powder Laundry...

The Power of Persimmon

  Persimmons can persists after the leaves drop making them easy to spot. Persimmons: Pure Pucker Power About the only bad thing you can say about a persimmon is that it has pucker power, if you pick it at the wrong time. You have competition for ripe persimmons. What...

Recipe – Roselle Jam

As fall sets in, I finally got an opportunity to harvest the last of the Roselle calyxes in our Cranberry Hibiscus patch in the back corner of the garden. So what is Roselle you ask? It is known by many names including:  Florida Cranberry, Cranberry Hibiscus,...

Backyard Bird Feeding on the Homestead

It was a cold morning and I had just come in from filling the backyard bird feeders. I stoked the fire and poured myself a cup of coffee. I make my way to the window and wait. Soon the birds will begin arriving and...

Letter from a Prepper – Foraging with Kids

Foraging with kids is such a fun summer activity. It provides our family with nutritious food, wonderful memories, and a great learning experience. Quick footsteps dart and dodge from plant to plant. “I’ve got some over here!” “ I found three!” “Mom, this is going...