Category Archives: Homesteading

Making Common Weeds Useful

Sometimes, in spite of using natural weed control methods such as mulching and feeding the "good" plants you want so they become strong and vigorous (and thus able to crowd out the weedy competition), weeds still grow. (more…)...
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Dandelions: A Good Friend in Time of Need

Dandelions are recognized because of their dazzling yellow flowers that are later replaced by a round puff ball, dispatching seeds with the wind. Other people look at this flower as being a chronic weed that will invade even a pristine yard. (more…)...
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Flowers and Cuisines

Many cuisines, including our own, incorporate flowers as a matter of course. Yet it would take courage to go against the grain and create potentially edible wedding bouquets. (more…)...
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Peppermint Offers Safe, Non-Toxic Deterrent to Mice

The scurrying of tiny mice feet on a kitchen floor, or the not-so-subtle droppings in the corner of the living room are enough to make even the most unflappable homeowners shudder and launch into a frantic search for the mice that have invaded their home. Read more

Solving The Rabbit Problem

Woodchucks or rabbits got your number? Just as your vegetables are coming up will some wretched creature get most of them? Has this made you mad enough to think about giving up vegetable gardening altogether? (more…)...
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Goat Milk : The Source of High Quality Milk

Goat milk is delicious and healthier. Goat milk is more beneficial to health unlike the cow milk as it helps in metabolic as well as digestive utilization of the minerals. Goat milk can prevent bone demineralization as well as anaemia. There will not be clustering of fat globules in goat milk, as there is no...
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Creating Wine from Wild Plants

In Stalking the Good Life, the late naturalist Euell Gibbons wrote about wild berries. "Actually," he wrote, "I begin picking berries about the time the last spring snow melts away." He then describes in one chapter a succession of harvests of wild wintergreen berries (teaberries), strawberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, wineberries, dewberries, blackberries, blueberries, huckleberries,...
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How to Prepare for Power Outages

Mother Nature is full of surprises, especially during the winter months when freezing temperatures, ice, snow and high winds can knock out power to your home. Not only is a power outage inconvenient, it can threaten your safety. Your power can go out without notice, so make sure you're prepared the next time you're left...
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