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Raising Guinea Fowl

A great addition to any homestead
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:10 AM

A great exploration of adding guinea fowl to your homestead for a variety of reasons, including tick and pest control control, meat production and can be used at a form of property security alarm. 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/raising-guinea-fowl-ze0z1410zcwil.aspx#axzz3GyamdhoP » Read more

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Wax Disc

How to Clean, Melt, and Store Beeswax

Saving valuable wax
Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:03 PM

A great introduction into the steps and process of saving wax cappings and excess wax from your bee hives.


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The Lost Art of Sausage Making

A traditional method of meat preservation
Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:12 AM

The basics of DIY sausage making and a bit of history to this now uncommon process of home meat processing and storage.

http://gameandgarden.com/cooking/the-lost-art-of-sausage-making/ » Read more

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7 winter vegetables to add to your plate

Yummy crops to add to the mix
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:01 PM

A number of great winter vegetables to seek out this winter. Also look for a winter CSA that might supply you with delicious veg.


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How to Make Biogas in 5 Easy Steps

Creating your own digester
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:03 PM

Learn how to make your own burnable fuel (biogas) from this highly informative and comprehensive article.


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Drying Food 101

Preserving food through dehydration
Monday, October 13, 2014, 12:37 PM

The basics of putting excess fruits and vegetables away in storage through dehydration and making fruit leathers. 


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Water for Survival

Finding, Collecting, and Treating for Survival
Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:57 AM

A brief summary of how to get water and ensure that it is safe to drink during an emergency situation or survival event.


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5 Urban Gardening Secrets To Grow Food In Any City

Tricks to growing food in small spaces
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:41 PM

If you are limited on space due to living in densely populated urban and city environments, here are 5 ways to help you along your path to food production and increased resilience.


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Winter Garden Prep

What to do for Winter in the Garden

4 garden prep tasks
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:47 PM

If you have a garden, it is time to start getting it ready for colder weather and the long dark days of winter.  Here are 4 things you should be doing now to get your garden ready for winter and the coming Spring. 


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10 Realities After a Major Flooding Event

Dealing with rising water
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:48 PM

Some great tips and knowledge for setting realistic expectations of what life will be like after a major flood or hurricane.