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Our vegetable garden in Monchique. The picture is divided in three left and right there are rows of just planted vegetables, in the middle a big corn plant

What could you do to become more self sustainable? Well, start your own vegetable garden. These are not easy times, things are not as they used to be and nobody knows what we can expect in the coming year. What keeps us going is that we can become a bit more self sustainable on our …

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How to prepare for homesteading

Do you want to know how to prepare for homesteading? Are you up for a major change in your life? To break free and realise your dream? Is your dream starting a homestead? Do you want to know how to get there? Well, here are the first steps you can take. When you have read …

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Terra do Milho land viewed from a distance

What is the best location for a homestead? What should we consider? How do we know if this place is good for our dreamed Homestead? Buying a piece of land to live from is not a light decision to make. After all it is quite an investment in time and money. That is how we …

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flood on your homestead

When you are looking for the right place for your Homestead there is a lot to think about. In this series of blogs we will cover the major things. Apart from things you want on your land like enough sunlight and good quality fresh water, there are also things to avoid when you are picking …

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Having good quality fresh water is essential for your Homestead. Water is essential to life. You will not be able to survive on a location without water. Water is needed for cleaning and drinking, for us humans and for our animals and plants. From our experience we know how essential it is to find a …

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position of the sun

The sun is important for a lot of things. Your vegetable garden will not thrive without enough direct sunlight. The use of solar panels is only worth the effort when you have enough direct sunlight at the right angle. Light in your house during the day is desirable. Knowing the position of the sun on …

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Remote farmhouse

Once you have decided to start your own Homestead one of the questions will be: where are we going to start our Homestead? Are you thinking of starting a Homestead in a remote area, please read on. Sure, I would not want to stop you from doing so. We did move out into the countryside, …

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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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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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