Tag Archives: homesteading

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    How To Grow Onions, Garlic, and Shallots

    Get ready for fall planting...
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:10 PM


    The Allium family contains some of the easiest plants to grow in a raised bed, row, or even a container. At the same time, there are a few basic things you need to be aware of to have success and grow a bountiful crop that will store well. Although it may not be the right time of year to plant some of the delicious alliums I am going to talk about, it is essential that you consider what you want to grow in the future and buy your seed or starts as soon as a company will accept a pre order. Many suppliers of garlic and shallot start to sell out before it is time to plant. The economic time we are facing and worker shortages have made it even more critical to pre-order now for fall planting.

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    The Challenges New Farmers and Homesteaders Face

    Tips and strategies to set yourself up for success
    by Samantha Biggers

    Thursday, August 26, 2021, 8:25 AM


    Recently, a reader suggested that I write an article on the challenges for new farmers to help those just getting started. I agree that it is an important topic. There are a lot of things that I wish I had known as my husband and I started clearing our land and farming while building a house at the same time.  Since I can only fit so much in a single article, I hope that fellow members of the PP tribe will chime in with their tips in the comments section.

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    Using A Grid Tied Solar System When The Grid Is Down

    by Samantha Biggers

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 11:40 AM


    Many people have taken advantage of programs that make putting solar panels on their homes and tying to the grid very affordable. Unfortunately, these types of solar systems provide no backup power if the actual power grid is down. The main advantage to homeowners is that their power bill is significantly reduced or even eliminated. The power is fed back into the grid, but no battery backup system at home can be utilized if the main power grid fails.

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    How to Make Your Own Beer, Wine, Soda, and Seltzer

    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, August 2, 2021, 7:00 PM


    From a prepping perspective, it is much more practical to store the ingredients to make your beverages than to stash back an immense supply. People stash back liquor rather than beer for a long emergency because it is more concentrated, and it doesn’t go bad. You are also not storing a bunch of water and packaging.

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    How To Grow and Preserve Shiitake Mushrooms

    Reap the benefits of these amazing mushrooms
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:22 PM


    Over the years, my husband and I have grown hundreds of pounds of Shiitake mushrooms using logs from our woodlot. These mushrooms provide extra protein and nutrients to our diet as well as some medicinal benefits.

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    Foraging For Edible Plants

    ...for nutrition, survival, and fun
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:41 PM


    Knowing what plants are edible in your area is a valuable survival skill, and it can be a fun way to add some extra produce to your table throughout the growing season.

    What types of plants you can forage vary greatly by what region you are in and specific micro-climatic features like slope, moisture, and how much sunlight is available.

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    How To Fight Price Inflation At Home

    Helpful ways to save money while boosting quality of life
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00 AM


    Inflation is a hot topic right now. The $trillions in fresh worldwide monetary and fiscal stimulus are causing the price of nearly everything we depend on to rise sharply in price.

    So here are 29 steps that anyone can follow to help insulate their home budget against the threat of rising prices.

    And while these steps save money, they don’t sacrifice quality of life. No one (including me!) wants to lower their living conditions if they don’t have to.

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    Setting Realistic Homesteading Goals

    Whether you live in town or in the country
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:23 PM


    Many people dream about homesteading on some level.

    While having a larger parcel of land is often part of that dream, it’s not essential. You can accomplish many homesteading projects while living in the city or the suburbs.

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    Chris Evie and Strawberries

    Join Chris & Evie In Their Home!

    Webinar, Saturday Dec 19th, NoonET/9amPT
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, December 17, 2020, 4:50 PM


    Many Peak Prosperity readers have expressed a keen interest in the lessons learned through my & Evie’s journey this year as we’ve worked hard to convert our new property into a functioning family farm.  A few have even driven to our property to work, laugh and hang out with us.

    We thought it was high time to open up this conversation to all of our premium subscribers.

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