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7 Winter Projects You’ll Thank Yourself For This Spring

Use your winter downtime to do things around the homestead
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:01 PM

A list of projects and tasks that make great use of your dark and cold winter hours. Get ready for warmer days and be prepared for the next growing season.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/7-winter-projects-youll-thank-yourself-for-this-spring-4/

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Curing Potatoes Before Winter Storage

Tips and ideas for better storing
Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:58 PM

Fall harvest is here and it is time to start putting up your starchy tubers for the winter from the garden.  Here are things to consider for curing and storing your potatoes to get the most out of your crop.

http://ourstoneyacres.com/curing-potatoes-winter-storage

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Photo by Ross Conrad

Unpacking Beehives After Winter

Open in the Spring and diagnose any colony deaths
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:46 PM

With Spring approaching, it is time to start planning your next steps in hive care and maintenance.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/beekeeping/bees-in-winter-ze0z1601zbay.aspx

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3 Pieces of Winter Gear that Should Be Part of Your EDC Arsenal

Protection and safety from the cold
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 2:40 PM

Three important items to consider for your every day carry during the cold winter months.   

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/3-pieces-winter-gear-should-be-part-your-edc-arsenal

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How to Grow and Look After Winter Herbs

Protecting your plants this winter
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 3:54 PM

Tips and ideas on how best to overwinter and protect your herb plants during the cold winter months.

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/how-grow-and-look-after-winter-herbs

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A Tough Winter

Strange, hard times are here
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:25 AM

Last year we had the ‘polar vortex’ which delivered some of the absolute coldest air to our region, so the back-to-back experience is one of relentless cold, snowy winters and short summers.

Similarly, there seem to be a bunch of new economic rules that we have to adjust our thinking around. » Read more

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Top 10 Bushcraft & Survival Skills To Practice This Winter

Honing your skills in harsh winter conditions
Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:08 PM

Winter can be a great time to stay active and add an additional challenge to your practice of bushcraft and survival skills.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/top-10-bushcraft-survival-skills-to-practice-this-winter/

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23 Low-Tech Ways To Stay Warm

Save Energy This Winter
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 6:03 PM

Awesome tips for reducing your energy use this winter and keeping your homestead warm and toasty.

http://www.the-open-mind.com/23-low-tech-ways-to-stay-warm-without-wasting-energy-this-winter/

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How to Ice Fish Like a Professional

Tips and tricks for success
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:02 PM

Ice fishing has come a long way since its origins with Native Americans in the great lakes. It’s moved from a basic line in the water to people building fully stocked ice houses around the hole.

Ice fishing is a great recreational activity, but it can also be a great way to bring food to the table during the winter time. In a survival situation, ice fishing can provide an essential meal when there are no plants to scavenge. Here are some basic tips on ice fishing. » Read more

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6 Winter Tricks That Keep Livestock Water From Freezing

More ways to provide fresh water in winter
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:16 PM

A great exploration of the many ways to keep fresh water available for livestock in the winter.

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/12/08/6-winter-tricks-that-keep-livestock-water-from-freezing/