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Book Review & GIVEAWAY! Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

BOOK GIVEAWAY!!  Enter to win a copy of this book.  Follow the instructions in the entry form at the bottom of this post.  Giveaway runs Oct 9-17, 2014. In “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”, Michael Judd presents a fun-filled how-to manual for new and experienced gardeners who want to create landscapes that are in…

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Rewilding: Taking It Slow Brings Rewards

FYI – Live Free or Die follows five individuals who are living off the grid. The series airs weekly at 10/9c on the National Geographic Channel in the US, and will be picked up internationally later in the year: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/live-free-or-die/ National Geographic Channel asked me and a handful of other homesteading bloggers to weigh in…

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A Woman’s Guide to Chopping Wood

A Beginner’s Guide to Chopping Wood When I moved to my homestead it had been decades since I’d chopped wood. It was intimidating thinking how much wood I’d need to chop for use in the wood stove. Although I have a propane fired-furnace, I keep the thermostat very low in the winter and supplement with…

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Burdock: Its What’s For Dinner

When I was a kid there was a ravine near grandma’s house that had a hidden treasure: raspberries. No one told me about the surrounding burrs.  My cousins thought it was hilarious that I came back covered in burrs instead of carrying a bucket of raspberries.  And, yes, yes, I think we all know they…

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Learning About Wild Mushrooms

Warning:  Do not eat any mushroom if you are not 100% certain it is safe.  Consult local experts and do thorough research. I see mushrooms.  I see them everywhere.  I have a supernatural ability to see what is hidden to most people.  Okay…well, really not, but now that I’m actually deliberately looking for mushrooms on…

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