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Weathering life’s storms by living a life of simple pleasures and self-reliance through modern homesteading.

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Bring the best of old-fashioned cooking into your kitchen, no matter where you live!

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GROW

Master the art of growing your own fruits, veggies & eggs with these tips and tutorials.

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Learn practical, old-fashioned skills and crafts that promote self-reliance.

Herbal remedies, recipes for a healthier self-sufficient life.

HERBAL REMEDIES

Learn how plants and herbs play a role in your health and wellbeing.

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Organize your recipes with these free recipe binder printables. Make your own DIY recipe binder using these cute templates that include cover sheets,  printable recipe cards, divider tags, a grocery list plus a menu planning printable. 

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Mint
You would be hard-pressed to find a more beautifully fragrant herb than mint. MInt is amazingly versatile and is a helpful and welcome herb in every household. Mint is right at home in an invigorating cup of tea, in an herbal extract or added to many recipes.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Mint

The Amazing Health Benefits of Mint

Mint is a versitile herb used in recipes and to treat a variety of common ailments.

Your Guide to Sowing Seeds

Your Guide to Sowing Seeds

Make Your Own All-Purpose Baking Mix

Make Your Own All-Purpose Baking Mix

Make this ahead of time and use it when you need it.

Wild Onion Biscuits

Wild Onion Biscuits

These delicious biscuits are super easy to make and can be tailored to suit your taste.

3 Ingredient Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

3 Ingredient Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Homemade Rhubarb Wine

Homemade Rhubarb Wine

If you grow a lot of Rhubarb, consider making some delicious wine with some of your harvest. It’s tasty and easy to make – here’s how to make Rhubarb Wine.

60 Best Free Greenhouse plans and Step-by-step guides

60 Best Free Greenhouse plans and Step-by-step guides

The Incredible Health Benefits of Dandelion

The Incredible Health Benefits of Dandelion

Over the years I have learned to appreciate this common lawn pest. In fact, now when I see them spring up in my lawn, I welcome the sight. This “weed” is one of the most nutritious wild edible foods you could forage. Beyond its cullinary uses, it has many medicinal uses as well. 

Triple Berry Cobbler

Triple Berry Cobbler

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