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10 Uses for Diatomaceous Earth

I am super excited to share 10 Uses for Diatomaceous Earth with you today. Before now I had only heard of DE, but never used it. I asked my FaceBook 'fans' what they thought. Here is what they said: Danielle S. says "In my smoothies (yep, I eat it!). In the garden for various reasons." Deborah W. says "We sprinkle it on dog food and chicken feed. Seemed to keep the flies down. Flies were…
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Homesteading

Kindle Freebies for Preppers & Homesteaders

Post Apocalyptic and Dystopian In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. In an apocalypse there is definitely a beginning where mistakes are made and the seeds of evil are allowed to sprout and take shape. However, an end is not so certain. On a snowy night in December, former NASA engineer Ian Higgs is shot in cold blood on…
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Homesteading

Gifts for your Favorite Homesteader

If she has to go feed the animals she might as well be cute doing it. I LOVE my bogs. They are the best boots. Water proof and mud proof. Chicken or goat poo proof too. Easy to rinse off. Warm in the winter. Can't go wrong with this gift. Canning supplies. If there is a bounty to be harvested then that harvest will need to be put up for winter. This kit has everything…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Homestead Blog Hop

Homestead Blog Hop #56

So this is big. HUGE! I am excited to announce that I am now part of the Homestead Blog Hop! I feel like one of the cool kids now haha. Don't worry, my Front Porch Friday will still be here on Friday's. Anyway, so honored and excited to be able to co-host. Enjoy reading all of the wonderful content. Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the Homestead Blog Hop will take place…
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Bee Happy

Bees are dying at alarming rates, and neonic pesticides are a key contributor to the problem based on a strong and growing body of science: Beekeepers have lost an average of 30% of their hives in recent years, with some beekeepers losing all of their hives and many leaving the industry. This is too high to be sustainable. Recent losses are staggering making it difficult for beekeepers to stay in business and for farmers to…
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5 Everyday Uses for Colloidal Silver

What is Colloidal Silver? I first heard of it last spring when my doe gave birth to triplets. Apparently it is great to have on the homestead for emergencies and first aid. Colloidal silver is a homeopathic remedy, that consists of drinking water infused with particles of silver ion via a battery-charge. Colloidal Silver is an antibacterial often used as a disinfectant. It was used in wound dressings during the Civil War. You can buy…
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How to Render Pig Fat

How to render pig fat you ask? You didn't? Let me share anyway because you never know when you will need to. Wilbur and Mabel lived a good life complete with back scratches, sprays with the hose on hot days, and lots of goat milk as treats. Well, all good things must come to an end and that end was the butcher making a house call. Not going to lie, it was pretty cool, and…
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Raising Chickens 101

So you want to raise chickens. Here are a few tips to get you started. Then go over to my post about the 5 Things I learned AFTER Getting Chickens. You're welcome, in advance, for saving you a ton of trouble. #1 Is it Legal If you are in the country, like we are, then you are probably fine. If you are in the suburbs, and you want to raise a couple of chicks in…
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Build Your Blog Conference

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw that I got to attend the Build Your Blog Conference on the 20 & 21st of February. I had been eyeing this conference for awhile because it was so close to me. By close I mean MUCH closer than South Carolina where I went in October. I received an e-mail regarding sponsorships from Taste of Home. I thought "hey that's cool. I should apply.' So…
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