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How To Get Ready For Deer Season: Beginners Edition

How To Get Ready For Deer Season: Beginners Edition

Homesteading, Outdoors
White Tail Buck If you are like our family, you are excited and looking forward to deer season. Fall is about to hit and most states begin deer season in late September or in early October. A big portion of our family's diet is deer and fish. Of course we love chicken as well. Personally I mainly enjoy deer steaks or chili, but my husband and the kids also love the jerky and salami that we make. Depending on your situation will depend on whether you are hunting state land, leased land, or your own property. For those that own their own property, it can be helpful since you can create food plots prior to the season. Every state and sometimes even the county will have different laws. Check yearly…
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DIY Rain Collection Barrels for Your Homesteading Needs

DIY Rain Collection Barrels for Your Homesteading Needs

Gardening, Homesteading
Water is an absolute need in life and in homesteading, whether you pay for your water or have a well you need it somehow. For more of an off-the-grid or free idea for use of water other than inside your house have you considered rain water? Especially if you are a person that has to pay for their water usage this may be a great idea if your area allows it. When it comes to watering your crops or animals the water usage can get expensive. Building a rain collection barrel can save you tons of money every year. There are different ways to go about it. For instance, there is a natural spring/creek that runs through my property. It continues down into my neighbors property as well.. He has…
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The Easy Way to Properly Store Vegetables Throughout The Winter

The Easy Way to Properly Store Vegetables Throughout The Winter

Homesteading
Are you thinking about your Winter needs yet? What to store and what to not? In most areas we are full on into the harvest season for our vegetables and fruits. Late Summer and early Fall are typically the peak harvest times for most fruits and vegetables. If you are an off-the-grid liver or a homesteader this is a big time for you to be thinking about storing a lot of your harvest for the Winter months. Typically you will rely on your harvest storage during these times to provide you with your fruit and vegetable needs. Depending on the area your family lives in, it may not be easy to just be able to go to the store in the Winter time. Did you know there are proper and…
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Homesteading Activities You Can Teach Your Children

Homesteading Activities You Can Teach Your Children

Homesteading
Everyone knows the children are our future. We don't live forever. It doesn't matter if you are new to homesteading or if you have been doing it for ages, there are great skills you have. The question is, does the knowledge just end with you? If you have children then it does not have to. Children tend to love learning to do things that they see their parents do. Self sufficiency in my opinion is a fantastic thing to teach to your children. This is not a skill typically taught anymore in today's world. Everything is all about technology and you can go to the store for practically anything, or order it online. While yes technology can make our lives easier, and there's not much of a way to avoid…
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The Top Fall Gardening Ideas To Make Your Garden Great

The Top Fall Gardening Ideas To Make Your Garden Great

Gardening, Outdoors
Fall Is Almost Here! Fall is literally right around the corner! Are you looking to do Fall gardening this year? The season change of course is set for next month but there are already signs that it is on its way. In my area and even my grandparents up north, some of our trees are already beginning to want to change colors. This is incredibly exciting to me since it is my favorite time of year. Temperatures are cooler, the leaves are gorgeous, and Halloween is my favorite. Did you know that you can still enjoy gardening in the Fall? Whether it's prepping for next years garden or spicing up your garden for fall. You can do it now. What Gardening Can Be Done? Of course you are thinking what…
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The Best Fall Gardening Tips You Need To Know

The Best Fall Gardening Tips You Need To Know

Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Fall is approaching fast! We here have been able to notice just on the fact that our rabbit is already starting to shed his coat, which he only does before and after Winter/Fall. To us that is a trigger that Fall is going to hit a lot sooner than it did last year, and possibly have a long winter in store for us. For most people the majority of your Spring/Summer garden is starting to ripen and you are picking all of the fruits and vegetables you grew. There are things that should be done to your garden once your harvesting is done. In doing these things you can start your Spring gardening off right! The question is what should you be doing in the Fall to prep your garden…
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How and Why to Grow Your Own Tea Garden Right Now

How and Why to Grow Your Own Tea Garden Right Now

Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
So many people love tea, but did you know you can grow your own tea? Just like many other plants tea is very easy to grow and you can grow a tea garden to satisfy your cravings. There are many different types of tea, and you can make different blends as well! Why should you grow your own tea garden? Let's talk about exactly why you should! Health Benefits of Tea Tea is naturally very healthy for you. Hot or cold it is still good. Not only is it healthy in general, it can also improve your health! Yes I said improve! There are different types of tea leaves out there, and different types can do different things. Some of the benefits of tea are: 1. There is less caffeine…
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The Simple Guide to Plants You Should Never Plant Together

The Simple Guide to Plants You Should Never Plant Together

Gardening, Homesteading
We all want a successful gardening season, especially when it comes to our vegetable plants. It is our food source not just pretty flowers to look at. While watering and fertilizing are important parts of the gardening process, there are other factors to consider. One of the biggest ones, is what you shouldn't plant next to each other. There are different rules to this and different reasons why certain plants should not be next to each other. Be Careful With Garden Planning When looking at how you are going to plant your garden, besides looking at your space and how much sun you get, there's more to consider. Height is an important factor when garden planning. Different plants grow to different heights. Tall plants like tomatoes should not be planted…
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Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
If you plan to strictly grow all of your own vegetables for your family to eat throughout the season, or to also save for winter you probably wonder how much you need to grow? Maybe your family eats a lot of vegetables, or you don't. Every family is different. Homesteaders or off the grid livers need to be able to grow enough for their whole family for the season and beyond. Having this guide can be very helpful for those situations, especially if you are new to the homesteading or off the grid living way of life and want to learn it all. Stores may not always be close when you are trying to live farther away from society. Especially if you live way up north, a snow storm would…
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The Top Guide for Gardening With Kids-How to Teach Them

The Top Guide for Gardening With Kids-How to Teach Them

Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Where do kids learn stuff that is important in life? From us of course! We are their go to source on anything they need to know and the answerer of their questions. Also, they are the ones that will carry on traditions and also carry on simple tasks that many should do. Gardening is very important especially for the fact that it is how food is grown. The best part of it all is that they can have fun doing it! My kids love to help me in the garden whether it's my flower beds or my large vegetable garden. Our son gets extremely excited when food is ready to pick. But where do you start? Teach Kids WHY Gardening is Important Personally, either before beginning or while gardening I…
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