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Weeds: What They Tell Us and Why You Should Care!

Weeds: What They Tell Us and Why You Should Care!

For many a homesteader or gardener weeds can be a major topic of conversation.  They should be, but maybe not for the reasons you think!  I’m not talking about eradication or even control of noxious or unwanted plant life.  What I’m referring to is listening to what the weeds are telling us…. now that is a conversation that can really go places!  No I don’t mean the looney bin (the weeds aren’t actually talking to you, even though you may…

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Three Water Harvesting Techniques Every Homesteader Should Know About

Three Water Harvesting Techniques Every Homesteader Should Know About

Water is the life blood of the homestead.  Without adequate moisture every aspect of homesteading becomes exponentially more difficult.  Access to clean water is becoming more and more costly and difficult.  Even if you do have plentiful ground water the cost of drilling a well is going through the roof, add onto that the uncertainty of hitting a good vein and you begin to see the problems inherent in relying on wells as your only water source.  But you might…

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Sustainability is a loosing battle!

Sustainability is a loosing battle!

For many folks being sustainable (or living a sustainable lifestyle) and being self-sufficient is their primary goal in homesteading.  I feel like having a “mission statement” like this is fundamentally flawed on a couple different levels.  For one the goal of being 100% self-sufficient by yourself, while a noble goal, is not likely to be achieved.  Now if you add in some sort of greater community… well then you’re cooking with fire!  Self-sufficiency is best attained through a communal effort…

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