Everything I Wanted to Know About Chickens But Was Afraid to Ask

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If I have learned anything about chickens in this past year it is this: chickens are not complicated. They are the easy-to-grow perennials of farm animals. Give them what they need, set them out, and they will flourish for months and years to come. In my initial research a few years ago however, I would repeatedly come across a series of terms, tips, and suggestions that came from sources assuming I knew what they were. I didn’t. Here then, is a list of a few things that I wanted to know about chickens, but was afraid to ask.

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Kettle Klatches ~ Homestead Conversations with Carol and Jenny ~ Plant a Soup Garden

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Join us as we present our first post in an audio blog series about all things homesteading from food, to living on a budget, to gardening, and more. Our first in this series is called “The Art of Soup Making” and in our first installment, Planting a Soup Garden, we talk about how you can plant easy to grow crops for a great pot of soup that will stretch your family’s budget. We’d like to invite you to pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of tea, and listen in!

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Homestead Cooking with Carol

Homestead Cooking with Carol

Do you often find yourself in the following predicament: in the kitchen at 8pm after a hard day of gardening, your family needs dinner, but you don’t nave enough energy even to prepare peanut butter crackers; let alone something healthy and nourishing? Do you find this predicament to be frustrating in light of the fact that your efforts to grow your own food often leave you without the energy to prepare and preserve it? Read on about Homestead Cooking with Carol, a fabulous new resource to help you in your homestead kitchen.

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Purchasing a Wood Burning Stove

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When we first moved to the home on our homestead we were on the fence about purchasing a wood stove. On the one hand we liked the idea of being able to heat with wood, and the warm atmosphere a fireplace provided. On the other hand, wood stoves are expensive. They take up space, space that for us at least, is tight already. I was also, believe it or not, afraid of them. I could see us burning down the house the first time we used it. After discussing the situation back and forth for thirteen months, looking at the situation from every angle, we finally decided to take the plunge. Our new wood burning stove was installed last week.

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Six Tips for a great pot of soup

six tips to a great pot of soup

Monday night in our home is soup night. I make a pot big enough for one dinner followed by enough leftovers to get us through at least half of the week. Not only does this give us an inexpensive meal, but it eliminates the need to buy expensive lunch food items such as lunch meat which isn’t always very healthy anyway.

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