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“Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craft work for the household use. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.”

From my favorite homesteading book,
Homegrown & Homemade

Healthy and Balanced Homemade Dog Food

Do you want your pet dog to receive the right amount of nutrition he needs and save money at the same time? Why not try preparing a healthy homemade dog food?

Just like humans, your pet and best friend needs the right amount of nutrients to stay healthy and fit. Since dogs are unable to say exactly what they need, you as the pet owner should be sensitive enough to know your pet’s basic necessities including food.

If you want to make homemade food for your pet, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it as long as you are aware of the basics in maintaining a balanced nutrition for your dog.

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My One Year Homesteading Anniversary

Wow, my homesteading and blogging anniversary has arrived. Both the blog and my homestead have come so far & it all started with a piece of paper.

Wow, my homesteading and blogging journey started just a year ago today. Both the blog and my simple-living skills have come so far. It’s crazy to think that It All Started With a Piece of Paper. The ultimate “a-ha!” moment. Why I felt the need to sit down and start blogging about it, I may never know, but I am so happy I did.

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Chickens Doing Yoga

To find happiness, you need to find joy in the little things. Today, I present to you, Chickens Doing Yoga.

You know those mornings when you’ve got nothing to give? The mornings where your get-up-and-go has gotten-up-and-left? This is one of those days for me. However, I feel it is my duty to give you something “chicken-y” today. I can’t bring myself to leave you hanging. Today I present to you Chickens Doing Yoga.

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homemade-hush-puppies

These homemade hush puppies use the broccoli stems instead of the head. Broccoli stems are chock full of vitamins and nutrients. They are delicious!

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Free Range Chickens & Snow

With a small flock of free range chickens, it's easy to shovel a small area for the chickens to graze. With a larger flock, it's harder to supply adequate space.

Free ranging chickens is great, but what about those free range chickens that live where winter hits hard? If you have a small flock, it’s easy enough to shovel a small area for the chickens to graze. However, the larger your flock is, the harder the task of supplying adequate space becomes. What can you do to provide outdoor areas?

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