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[Video] 3 Minutes at an Abandoned Homestead

It’s a crisp spring day and the dogs and I visit a new path up the west mountain beside a sweetly chattering brook. Five minutes in, the path opened into a bright clearing which contains the remnants of a previous lifetime. An algae filled dugout. A caringly crafted doghouse. A kitchen sink that still holds…

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Call for Stories: How Nature Heals

  Dear Beautiful Ladies,   Do you have a personal story about the healing power of nature? Have you experienced personal transformation by tuning into nature? Do you want to share your story to inspire others? I’m looking for women who changed their lives and boosted their self-confidence and body image by connecting with nature.  …

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How to Be a Homesteader Without a Homestead

How to Be a Homesteader When You Don’t Have a Homestead Yes, it can be done. I often hear the lament of folks who yearn for the homesteading lifestyle. “I can’t afford the land“, they exclaim.  A valid point.  It may take years of saving to afford that sweet piece of land.  Meanwhile, you are…

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Life-Giving Linen Cloths

Life-Giving Linen Cloths Five years ago I began to discover a whole new way of living.  It’s a way of living that contributes to the health of the planet as well as my own health.  It involves thinking about the life cycle of everything I buy.  It makes me happy and I feel clean. When…

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Readers Share: Why I Grow My Own Food

There are lots of reasons that people choose to homestead.  In my book giveaway last month I asked people to share why they grow their own food (or want to).  The answers were so fantastic I had to publish them!  Can you relate? Here they are: So it will be healthier food for my family. …

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