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going off-grid on a 10 acre homestead
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Homestead Christmas Greetings
  Silent Night by Newbie Steader   A hush descends No sigh is heard - Upon the hill The crimson bird   Is tucked within His feathered bed While moonbeam flakes Fall round his head.   And down below The forest glade In sylvan gleam To sleep is swayed.   Far ...

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image source: duden.de Another fond memory I have of our yule-tide traditions is Christkindlemarkt or the traditional Christmas markets found over much of Germanic Europe.  There's nothing quite like it for putting a smile on one's face.  Wandering through ...

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A Homestead Christmas: Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread)
With the coming of winter things have slowed down considerably on our
front. We are comfortably preparing for the Yule-tide celebrations and looking
forward to the homey, peaceful months ahead. As the
second installment of some of my favorite childhood Chri...

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A Homestead Christmas: Vanillekipferl
image source: lecker.de I love Christmas and Yule-tide!  Few things have a warmer place in my childhood memories than celebrating the season with wonderful family traditions.  Traditions that included home-baked, made from scratch, cookies every year.  As t...

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Unintentional lessons in food preservation
Mr. Newbie and I are very fond of hiking and camping in the late spring and autumn months and toward this end we decided several years ago to put up some dehydrated foods that we could take along with us on the trails.  We were able to enjoy the fruits of o...

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Homestead Crafting: All-Natural Moisturizing Face Cream
As the season turns to the cooler months and the bite in the wind is nipping at my skin, my face finds itself in need of a little TLC. I'm not much of a primper on my best day and spending a lot on facial creams that are loaded with chemicals and preservat...

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How to Can Pumpkins for your pantry storage

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Preserving the harvest when you don't have a garden or orchard
How do you stock your pantry for the dark winter months ahead if, like us, you aren't living full-time on your homestead or you don't have the space or option to garden where you are? Our solution?  "Pick Your Own" farms.  We are fortunate enough to have se...

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