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Candice Johns
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Hey Y'all! If you want to learn how to do some old fashioned homesteading, you have come to the right place. I'm glad you're here!
Hey Y'all! If you want to learn how to do some old fashioned homesteading, you have come to the right place. I'm glad you're here!

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If you have had it with A-I - this is the solution...

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Easy, Fresh, Organic, Natural, Delicious, Perfect Blackberry Jelly.

Perfect.  Easy.  Blackberry jelly. The blackberries are “ON.”  If you have any canes around your homestead, and you live near me, you probably could eat blackberry flavored foods for the next month and still not run out of berries.  The woodline is…

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If your place (like ours) has been transformed into a swamp - this is a must read......

How do you know when you’ve had enough rain? It’s been wet….. warm, humid and did I mention… wet here in Kentucky. I don’t know about your homestead, but ours is pretty much as soaked as it can get.  I’m not sure what we are going to do with the…

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The complete dish on Bottle Feeding Calves

We are bottle feeding a calf for the first time. It is a pretty simple process. Feed the calf a bottle 2-3 bottles a day Watch for scours Provide pasture, water & good quality hay (ours is alphafa) Have a good, free-choice, mineral program available (to…

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1 Simple Trick to get your fresh produce on your dinner table faster

Farm To Table – in a jiffy with this 1 simple trick. I know a secret that will get your fresh fruit and veggies from your garden to your table faster, cleaner, and with less hassle. Hassle, you say? We sow, we weed, we water, we toil, we mulch, we hoe, we…

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Wondering what to cook this weekend? Look no further! Here's 4 easy, delicious, summer meals.

If you are, like me, still on the fence about what you will be feeding 50+ people this Saturday I have come to help! Here are my favorite summertime meals.  I think a couple of them would make a perfect, low-maintenance, crowd pleaser for this holiday…

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Fresh Idea for Staking Tomatoes

Staking Tomato Plants. To see how I plant tomatoes go here. How do you keep your tomato plants from falling over?  Stake them! I have staked tomato plants every way imaginable (I think). I’ve grown them in tomato cages with posts- they fall over. I’ve…

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A look in my garden: the good, bad & ugly.

It is the end of June and there have been all sorts of changes in my garden already. There’s been beetles, squash bugs, moles, bolting lettuce, cabbage worms, and spotted tomato leaves…….. Let the battles begin! From a distance, it looks great.  Once you…

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If you are going to have stinky, grunting animals with shovels for noses - you might as well put them to work!

We cleared a hunk of land.  A huge hunk.  By hand.  For free.  Just DH and me.  With our bare hands.  Did I mention we did it by hand, just DH and me? I think it was 3 acres, but DH says it’s less than 1/2 an acre.  It’s the biggest 1/2 acre of woods […]

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The back porch is the best seat in the house around here.

My favorite room in my house is my back porch.  Technically, it’s not a room.  Technically, it’s also not in the house.  But it’s my favorite. I know there are folks who buy, build, rent, and love a home simply for the farmer’s porch on the front.  I’m…
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