Diatomaceous Earth Benefits

Diatomaceous Earth Benefits


If there is one homesteading item that I can’t live without, it’s Diatomaceous Earth (DE)! Let me explain what it is, and all of the Diatomaceous Earth Benefits~ both internally and around your homestead. What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous Earth consists of the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are micro-organisms that were once found in the waterways around the water.…

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How to Butcher Chickens for Meat

How to Butcher Chickens for Meat


Last week, I told you the 4 steps for raising chickens for meat. Today, I want to show you exactly how to butcher chickens for meat. It is advisable to butcher meat birds between 6 and 8 weeks of age. *Please note, there will be pictures of dead chickens below. So if you are squeamish or anti-killing farm animals, then…

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How to Raise Chickens for Meat

How to Raise Chickens for Meat


As a homesteader, it has been a dream of mine to raise chickens for meat. 1) We eat a lot of chicken in our home. 2) It’s my favorite meat to cook because it is so versatile. 3) I know that store-bought chickens do not live the best lives: they often live in small dirty cages and have no access…

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How to Grow a Pineapple

How to Grow a Pineapple


Have you ever wondered how to grow a pineapple? I have! And it’s funny, because when I tell people I’m growing 4 pineapples from other pineapples, they think 1) I’m nuts, and 2) they tell me that they honestly thought pineapple grew in trees! Nope! Growing a pineapple is not as hard as one may think! Let me teach you…

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Easy, Delicious Stromboli

Easy, Delicious Stromboli


I love an easy, delicious recipe; who doesn’t? One of my absolute favorite foods is stromboli. Bread, good; cheese, good; ham, good. What isn’t there to love about an easy, delicious stromboli?! In this post, I am going to teach you my recipe! After getting not one, BUT 2, bad stromboli’s at my favorite local pizza place (YUCK), I decided…

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The Diva Cup: Everything You Need to Know

The Diva Cup: Everything You Need to Know


There’s been a lot of discussion lately about single-use plastics and how major cities are banning them. But it makes me wonder about single-use papers (or similar) and how long until things like that will be banned as well. I mean, they may not be as environmentally devastating as plastic (which take a long time to disintegrate), but unless made…

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