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The Dos and Don'ts of Buying a Homestead It's a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler life. But what should you know or research before buying a homestead that seems perfect at first glance?

Space Travel Is Not Harmful To The Human Immune System According to new research, space travel is not harmful to a significant part of the human immune system. As the scientists behind this research reported, the study's results might change the manner the astronauts approach space flight in future human-crewed missions to the Moon and Mars.

Bright Comet To Pass Close To Earth This December The bright comet 46P/Wirtanen, discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California, will offer a spectacular show for stargazers this month, as it will pass closest to Earth on December 16th. This space rock would be the brightest comet to whizz past our planet this year.

How and Why to Use a Lye Calculator for Soap Making A lye calculator will tell you how much lye and liquid you need to add to your soap recipe. Here's a quick tutorial on how to use a lye calculator for soap making.

No Bake Peppermint Patties This simple no bake recipe will knock your socks off! I made these while watching the snowfall this afternoon. They are simple and have wholesome ingredients. Peppermint Patties! 1 1/2 cup coconut oil. 1/4 cup raw honey. 3 drops of Doterra Peppermint essential oil.

We're Doing Vlogmas! A Video Every Day Till Christmas! Week 49 2018 Just a little randomness about the goats, Ollie, our strange choice of Vlogmas topics and how we really need to make an effort to support local businesses. This video is about how to can turkey broth using a Carey Smart Canner.

15 Catastrophic Events You MUST Prepare For, Their Possible Consequences, and How You Can be Ready This article is about 15 catastrophic events that could happen during our life times and why you, as a citizen, need to be at least minimally prepared. Just imagine: The power suddenly goes out. Everything is completely silent. No cars run. The internet is gone.

Frugal Homesteading and Raising Rabbits for Meat Giveaway! Grow your homestead library with this giveaway package - two books, an online course, and a $50 gift card.

Cow Share - Making Money on the Homestead If your cow is producing way too much milk for your family, you can sell the raw milk, however in some states this might be illegal. One way that small farms are getting around this is something called a Cow Share or Herd Share.

Alien Spacecraft Or Lenticular Clouds Spotted Above Chile A popular YouTube channel specialized in conspiracy theory, Mavi777, is renowned for its clips related to extraterrestrials and UFOs. Recently, Mavi777 posted on YouTube another puzzling video showing an alien spacecraft, allegedly, hovering over Chile.

DIY Fence Installation: Make Your Fence Hog-Tight When planning your DIY fence installation always remember: A good fence should be horse high, bull strong and hog tight-and for goats, water tight as well, some might say. But describing a good fence and building one are two different things!

12 Quiet Chicken Breeds to Consider Raising Quiet chicken breeds suggestions for suburban homesteaders, and preppers: Buff Orpingtons, Australorps, Wyandottes, Ameraucana and more.

Need a Quick & Easy Side Dish? Rosemary-Flavored Rice Rosemary Rice - I needed a quick and easy side dish for a dinner party. I used fresh rosemary growing in my garden to make Rosemary Rice. #TexasHomesteader.

Out of Wrapping Paper? Here are Twelve Great Alternatives, and Most are Zero Waste! Use These Instead of All That Paper! "Oh, man!!!???" I groaned as I realized there was NO way the wrapping paper I had on hand was going to get me through the remainder of the gifts I still had to wrap. And going to the store was NOT an option….You might know I live about an hour away from the nearest store, and I just did NOT have time to go there!

Seven, Five, and Three Those are your ages right now. You'll never be as little as you are now, and no matter how I wish it was so - I can't go back to relive our moments and memories and time together. And that's why I take pictures and write about you. So that I can go back and visit you, just as little as you were then and are now, from time to time.

Empty Storms are coming through again. The weather turned sticky hot and then freezing again, not unusual in this strange climate where winter means windy battles of heat and ice. Anticipating the rain last week, I sowed by hand 315 lbs of rye, clover, and radish seeds all over the pastures.

NASA InSight Captures The "Music" Of Martian Winds The new US space agency's Mars lander, NASA InSight, captures for the first time during its mission the "music" of Martian winds. NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab released the sound of the alien winds on the Red Planet earlier this week, and the US space agency held a press conference to discuss the first days of InSight on Mars.

Wasp Venom Could Help Us Fight Against Superbugs A new study revealed that wasp venom might be useful in fighting against superbugs which are those antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are representing a severe issue nowadays. According to the MIT scientists who conducted this research, the South American wasp's venom contains a toxin that is poisonous to superbugs but not to human cells.

Quitting Facebook & Google: Why Exit Option Democracy is the Worst Kind of Democracy Just how easy is it to opt out of corporate data collection? Are you just a luddite if you do choose to opt out? And what are the costs? Speaking Tuesday at the Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy was Janet Vertesi, who specializes in the sociology of science, knowledge, and technology.

Our number one priority When you have three children, like us, it might be easy to forget about the relationship with your spouse. You're so focused on raising t…

New Research: Countless Giant Planets are Waiting in Space New research suggests that giant planets may be forming faster than it was initially thought, according to a new study elaborated by a team of astronomers.

Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies This is an old post, but still a quick and easy favorite! Easy Snickerdoodle cookies are a warm welcome on these cold winter evenings!

Helium Exoplanet Looks Like A Balloon, According To Scientists Scientists identified a helium exoplanet, HAT-P-11b, located at about 124 light years from Earth, in the Cygnus constellation.

Homesteading in the 21st Century Homesteading is a way of living your life with the goal of being more self-sufficient. In Rhinelander, there is a Homesteading Club that meets at least once a month. Mackenzie Martin has the story.

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