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Homestead Definition

What is a homestead? Homestead is defined as a house and the farmland that it is on. But the modern homestead definition, and the term “homesteading,” means so much more… Homestead Definition According to Merriam-Webster, homestead is a house and the farmland that it’s on. This simple definition is both broad and flexible enough to […]

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How to Hand Wash Clothes for Homestead Living

Want to know how to hand wash clothes? If you want to add some homesteading skills you can use everyday, then find out how to wash clothes by hand. It’s a great way to conserve energy and also save money. How to Hand Wash Clothes for Homestead Living With all the modern technology around us […]

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Raising Chickens For Meat [Chapter 9] Raising Backyard Chickens – Homestead Handbook

Start raising chickens for meat, and enjoy eating fresh poultry on your homestead. Raising backyard chickens has many benefits, chicken eggs and chicken meat are just some of them. You are reading Chapter 9 of our Homestead Handbook: Raising Backyard Chickens Chapter 9: Raising Chickens for Meat Now this chapter is for my meat eaters. […]

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30+ Ways To Use Everyday Items For Survival

Image via Joe Haupt / CC BY-SA 2.0 As a homesteader, you strive to be prepared for emergencies. You have an extended food supply, a well-stocked first-aid kit, and back-up plans for loss of power. However, when a disaster strikes, even the best-laid plans can go awry. You may be in a place where those […]

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Chicken Coops [Chapter 3] Raising Backyard Chickens | Homestead Handbook

Looking for the best chicken coops? We’ve got all the details here in our homestead handbook. Identify the finest chicken coop for you and your flock. You are reading Chapter 3 of our Homestead Handbook: Raising Backyard Chickens Chapter 3: Chicken Coops There is no such thing as a perfect all-in-one housing for your chicken. […]

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Gardening Tips For the Family [Chapter 10] Homestead Handbook

Looking for some family friendly gardening tips? Tips to get the gardening ideas flowing for children, moms & dads, and our elders. Any age is a good age to be a gardener. This portion of the Homestead Handbook is dedicated to gardening tips for all the different gardeners. You are reading Chapter 10 of our […]

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