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How To Harvest Raspberry Leaves How to harvest raspberry leaves. There are small moments tucked into the daily waves of movement and noise when I sneak away. A worn, thrift-store basket tucked up under my arm, I slink out the kitchen door - never bothering to close it and risk some little one hear the squeak of it shutting.

Feeling accomplished I love that I am finally feeling more like myself. Even if I still struggle to go places I like going for fear of totally unrealistic things happening. I started the weekend with a list, which if you haven't figured out I really like lists. Feed the Garden - Check.

The Art of Forgaging: 54 Wild Edibles You Can Eat Mix the elderberries, cinnamon, water, and turmeric together in a pot. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove the mixture from the stove and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Strain the elderberry tea mixture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

T-2 days until chicks The reality is starting to set in now. I've got two days left and the phone will ring. I'll then need to go get six little blobs of feathers and work my butt off to learn about them and keep them alive. No pressure though, I've got this. The heat lamp is already here, as are the feeders, feed, bedding, and we have a coop.

First Year Garden: Breaking Ground & Soil Prep Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Why We Are Raising Meat Chickens We've been dipping our toes into the waters of homesteading for about 8 years now. Our journey really began about 10 years ago after watching some very eye opening tv shows and documentaries about the food industry, specifically the horrific conditions under which most of our food supply is produced.

Leo So, I just wanted to give you the quick update you may or may not have been waiting for. Remember that last blog where my daughter's younger goat Sapphire was mourning the birth of her new siblings? Now her momma was not giving her any attention! It was unfair and Sapphire was very very sad.

Grease Zerk Fittings to Keep Things Running Smoothly When and how to grease Zerk fittings is something many of us don't think of often, but regular greasing is a crucial part of routine maintenance for your tractor and other critical equipment. Homesteading today still requires us to do lots of things ourselves, including the mundane tasks of greasing the squeaky wheels around the farm.

Double Your Backyard Yield: Light Deprivation Growing for Homesteading Homesteading is back on the rise. A simple search will bring up tons of lists, each including dozens of reasons people are enamored with it. Whether your incentives for homesteading include self-sufficiency, a change of pace, or enjoying just how succulent homegrown food really is, the appeal is obvious.

Refreshing cleaner recipe using essential oils There are so many options when it comes to cleaning our homes. All natural cleaning products are very popular, which is why more and more people prefer to save some money and time by making their own supplies. In case you've never tried this before, it is never too late to change that.

Perovskite Solar Cells Yielded An Efficiency Of 25.2%, More Than Standard Cells Assuming that the energy the Sun generates in a single second could be captured, then the present energy needs of the United States for the next nine million years would be satisfied. For this reason, it is exceptionally critical to establish new records for solar cell efficacy.

International Homesteading Education Month GRIT magazine has teamed up again with MOTHER EARTH NEWS to celebrate International Homesteading Education Month, which we're declaring for this coming September.

Choose Homesteading Today The Homestead Redhead finds her lifestyle fulfilling and full of purpose, and believes you would too. Shana relates how her good country neighbors helped out during an equine emergency, and a Good Old Days letter allows you to catch a glimpse of the festivities surrounding an old-fashioned husking bee.

Father's Day wishes and hammock dreams. Good morning my awesome readers, and to all the fathers out there; happy Father's Day. First item on the agenda, breakfast with family. So it's off to wait in line at the local breakfast place. After filling to the top, it's off to deliver some soil and plants.

Learn How to Best Prepare for Your Retirement Everyone should prepare for their retirement in advance. This is a stage of your life that requires a lot of planning and you should think about all the little details. If you feel a little bit confused about this you should know there are various things that can make this task easier.

How to Plant Homesteading Fruit Trees That Produce While much of the focus is put on growing quality vegetables during the summer, we tend to stay away from things like perennials and trees. The focus tends to be on things like peppers, tomato and basil. None of these are going to make it through the winter.

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Sunday Walkabout 6-17 I can assure you we aren't the only ones heaving a sigh of relief… The hard work of haymaking is in full swing around the county But, for now, we are just going to savor the week and sigh with relief once more. Thanks for stopping by. Come back and "visit" again real soon!

The Totem Tree at the Yurt I've learned that having visual reminders is an essential to my success, and this is why I developed the idea of having a totem tree here at White Sky Woods. I have never seen a totem tree before, so maybe I have a fresh concept here. A few weeks ago, I introduced the idea of a totem tree to my family.

Black Holes to Be Colliding Wormholes? So it happens, that when two wormholes collide, they can produce ripples that could deflect themselves. Some future tools can catch these gravitational events and can also give proof of these tunnels through space-time, that is only known as a big "what if?".

Chiggers: Separating Fact & Fallacy & Crazy Cures I've wondered about such natural repellents such as various essential oils or crushing a beauty-berry leaf and tucking it into your socks and waistband. I refuse to spray insecticide on our lawn because I want to protect bees and other beneficial insects.

Fun and Joyous reunions… A day of fun and reunions on two fronts. First off, my lovely Maria returned home after nearly a week of being gone to Maine. She and her sister travel upta camp so to speak to visit with their ages grandmother. I think it was a great trip for them, but I sure did miss Maria.

Wild Rose Lard Soap Soaps made from animal fat have a creamy luxurious lather, and in my opinion, they have the perfect amount of cleansing and moisturizing… the Goldilocks of soap! Plus, making lard soap is a great way to practice using the whole animal and not letting go to waste parts that are often looked at by some as less desirable.

Is it Safe to Eat Raw Eggs? If you are substituting a smoothie for a meal, then it sure better have more than 3 grams of protein. My friends, I need my protein! And that raised the question, "Where can you get your protein for your smoothie?" Well, obviously, there are protein powders, which I am not completely opposed to.

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