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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? Here is what you can do: dehydrate your fruit and vegetables. Check this …

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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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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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Stop wasting food

I found two interesting cookbooks that each have an interesting but different approach to solve the problem of wasting food in your kitchen. While Victoria Glass gives you lots of recipes, Dana Gunder leads you through methods of optimising the organisation of your shopping and kitchen. Both books provide you with practical tips to tackle …

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Homestead

As we were building a Homestead here, down south in Portugal, I discovered that this process runs in phases. Since we are on a mountain ridge where many people are starting their own place for sustainable living, we could talk to a  lot of people about building up their site. It seems that nearly everybody …

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making money from your homestead

Yes, I do agree that there are many ways to make money off your homestead. From selling eggs to beautiful handicraft. It all depends on your skills and dreams. But to be very honest, it is not so simple.   I mean, yes, when you have a nice part time homestead on the outskirts of …

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Homestead

Looking at all these beautiful blogs about homesteading you might think is the most beautiful way to spend your life. We do enjoy our live here on our homestead, but it is not what it seems to be. There is hardships and sad stories to tell as well.   If you really want to start …

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