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How to Create the Self-Sufficient Homestead Pantry pt. 1 of 2

How to Create the Self-Sufficient Homestead Pantry pt. 1 of 2

The sad reality of our modern world is that most people would find themselves in a desperate state should they, for any reason, not be able to run down to the local grocery store to stock up at least once every couple weeks. It wasn’t too very long ago that every household kept a well stocked pantry with at least a six to eight weeks food supply at their beckon call.  In years past this was a matter of necessity,…

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Homestead Healing…Wound Salve

Homestead Healing…Wound Salve

Our trusty family milk cow, Dori, came to us with a wound near her udder that just doesn’t want to fully heal.  She’s healthy, happy, and producing well, but it’s been a couple months, a vet visit, and a few hundred gallons of milk and the pesky sore just doesn’t want to finish healing up.  We don’t generally resort to antibiotics for this sort of thing, and we need the milk so we’re trying multiple routes to get her healed…

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Perennial Homestead Gardens

Perennial Homestead Gardens

Perennial Crops for the Homestead & Beyond Here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead we have a bit of an affinity for perennials.  Wherther it be tasty vegies or the ever popular berries we go in big for perennial crops!  A big draw for me, as the main garden guy, is the reduction of care and maintenance that most perrenial crops require.  Over time your perennial garden beds will build their own little micro-ecosystems and will tollerate considerable neglect, which around…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Here’s the last bit of this monster article that I dug up for you guys. I hope you find it as thought provoking as I have.  This section has all of the references sited throughout the entire article. Part 1    Part 2 Enjoy…. “Toxicity Issues Government health agencies are concerned about boron toxicity. You might be concerned as well if you read the following, pertaining to sodium chloride or table salt (17): ‘Acute oral toxicity (LD50 – the dose…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 2 of 3

Part 2….. “Fungi and Fluoride Being such an excellent fungicide it is not surprising that borax is being successfully used to treat Candida. There is much interesting information on an Earth Clinic forum called Borax Cures (10). With low to medium-weight people use 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder and with heavier weight 1/4 teaspoon per litre of water. One drinks the water spaced out during the day, and does this for 4 or 5 days a week as long as…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Borax nutritional Supplement! I found this article in a big glob of information a friend gave me, and I thought I would share it with you all.  This is a long article with lots of information, so I broke it into a three part series.  I found the article very interesting and thought provoking, do with this information what you will, but we will be adding this to supplement our preventative health program for our livestock  and our household.  Resources…

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Seed Saving on the Homestead

Seed Saving on the Homestead

Homestead Seed Saving The knowledge and ability to save your own seeds from one season to the next is one of those homesteader skills that may not seem important at first.  When you think about the frugality, and self sufficiency aspects of homesteading then it really starts to make sense.  That little packet of seed from the garden shop will only last you so long, and if you are contemplating growing your own food on a large scale those little…

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Preserving the Harvest: Biltong

Preserving the Harvest: Biltong

I know you might be thinking “What the heck is a biltong?”, but stay with me for a second and all will be revealed!  Simply put biltong is like South African style jerky… sort of.  There are some significant differences in how biltong is made vs. jerky, but they are both ways to preserve meat by drying it.  While you may be more familiar with how jerky is made, I hope you will appreciate the simplicity, flavor, and low energy…

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Comfrey Salve: Homestead First Aid Essential

Comfrey Salve: Homestead First Aid Essential

Here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead we absolutely love comfrey!  One of the byproducts of comfrey propagation is lots of leaves.  Making a comfrey salve is a traditional use for all of those leaves.  This healing comfrey salve is just another reason every homesteader should be growing this garden standout.  There are many herbs that might be more effective for some of the things we use comfrey for, but none of them are more versatile, perennial and hardy.  Add to…

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Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and Turmeric

I have been wanting to grow ginger for a very long time now.  Anyone in my family knows I love ginger.  I love it for it’s spicy, warming kick it adds to all sorts of foods.  We use it anywhere from tea, kimchi, stir-fry and of course, ginger ale.  A long time ago a woman told me it was very easy to grow.  That was back when we lived in California.  Now that we live in Idaho I thought it…

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