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Choosing Chickens

  Choosing your chickens is much more complicated than you might think. There are a lot of factors that go into setting up your flock. It isn’t a one post process that is for sure but to begin with we will identify the things that should go into your decision. 1. How many chickens? Trust…

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25 Things I Want My Son to Know

So I did my 25 Things I Want Caitie to Know I figured to be fair I should do one for Timothy as well. A list for him is a little bit harder for me to come up with since I can only look at things from a female perspective but here goes anyway: 1. Nobody…

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Seeds- Does it matter where they come from?

My garden is in the planning stage right now. Here in Ohio we are in Zone 6. This is new for me as I have spent my entire gardening life in Zone 7 so I have to adjust all my planting times. The good news is that gives me an extra few weeks to get…

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Tennessee – I Might Go There

  Well we found a state that might be a possibility! To be honest, I really hadn’t given Tennessee much thought. I mean of course I know things about Tennessee. To me Tennessee is where music comes from. Other than that, never really gave it much thought. But it has some benefits for sure. The…

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Front Porch Fridays – My Life as Lucy

Front Porch Fridays are some posts unrelated to Homesteading but just a little bit about us and our lives. I love the idea of sitting out on a porch swinging and chatting.  So come over. Sit a spell and get to know us a little better. This is an older post from my personal blog…

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Nevada- Not Going There

  This post is a continuation of my series on where we want to establish our homestead. In the first post in the series I eliminated 24 states we knew we didn’t want to live in based on climate, political leanings, and cost. Those were states we already knew things about. However, there were many states…

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Not Going There

Knowing where you DO NOT want to live is just as important as knowing where you DO want to live. Sometimes I think that is even more important. As we try to figure out where we want to plant ourselves that has been our first step. We have done some research to try to narrow…

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No-Sew Blankets Tutorial

I am a crafter. That is about the extend of my domesticity. My mother sews. I don’t mean she can passably put some fabric together and make something to wear (that would be me). I mean her stuff is better made than what you can buy at the store, amazing sews! I have issues with…

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Food Storage Safety

This is the first in a series on food storage. Proper food storage is a vital part of homesteading and I am learning everything I can to make sure we can eat good healthy foods once we are actually homesteading.     As we are making plans for our garden this year one of the…