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When you want to start your own Homestead (or just started one) you can feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to learn. This is how we tackled the feeling of being overwhelmed: we took our time. There is no way you will be able to learn everything at once when you have your …

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Dehydrating

Don’t you know what to do with an overload of fruit and vegetables in summer and fall? Do you only have little time for preserving your dear harvest? Is your pantry not big enough to store all the goodies from the land? This blogpost contains affiliate links. By using this link to buy a product …

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Plums for Steam Juicer

Do you have a lot of soft fruit at once in your Orchard? Do you find it hard to process it all at the same time? In that case using a steam juicer is a good idea. I struggled processing our fruit in the late spring. Hardest were the small plums which I had to …

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canning

Do you want to learn easy Homesteading skills? Don’t you have a Homestead yet? No problem. You don’t need to wait, you can start right now. This is what you can learn right now: CANNING. Canning is a way of preserving food. A way us Homesteaders use a lot. Why? Because we do not want …

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Seasonal cooking

Do you want to start your own Homestead one day? Is that day still some years ahead? Here is something you can start doing right now. Why it is Important to Start Learning Homesteading Skills now? When you finally start your Homestead there are many things you will have to do. Some things you might …

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Plants growing in pots

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash This is a guest blog written by Emma. Emma is a part-time property developer, part-time home improvements and gardening blogger at Fixtures and Flowers, and full time Mum. Gardening is for everyone. Regardless of who you are, or the space you have; there’s a form of gardening that will suit …

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Homestead

Do you want to know what it was like to run a Homestead in the late 19th century? Do you like to read a reality novel to learn something from the past? I love to learn things about the past. Because we run a modern Homestead I am really curious to find out how people …

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Homestead

Don’t you enjoy working on your Homestead anymore, because it is so overwhelming? Does it make you wonder whether other homesteaders have the same trouble and why on earth somebody would start a homestead? In this blog I want to tell you something about a book I read and how exactly it changed my view …

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Too much work on Homestead

For four weeks on a row we were working our heads off. Trying to harvest all our fruit, make cheese, getting the fruit processed, cleaning the house, laundry, dishes it needs to be finished. There was too much work on our homestead. The work goes on and on, endless.  I never imagined that running a …

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Float Garden

A guest post written by Margy Lutz. Margy describes her life on a float Cabin Home on Powell Lake in Coastal British Colombia. She has a very special float garden. Her husband writes interesting books about their off-grid life. I want to thank Monique for inviting me to write a guest post. She’s an amazing …

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