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  1. New Member Introductions
    Our little homestead is comfie and cozy! I enjoy making it more comfortable and cozy through exploring ideas from other home-makers like me; and sharing my ideas in hopes of helping you become a little happier! I also like to do that while being frugal and living more economically! :smile2...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    My master plan right now is to save up am buy at least 10acres of land, build a (eco-friendly) house, and start a family. It's pretty far in the future right now,but I'm doing as much research as I can now. So I'm from the Missouri Ozarks region, right smack dab in the middle of Mark Twain...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    This is a thread idea, I started last year. I think it would be great to have another simliar one for the new year. So here I am making my list of goals for the 2012 year. Last year's thread. http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/homesteading-gardening/136479-homestead-projects-2011-a.html...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    http://theurbanfarmer.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/trailer_YT320.mp4 This one isn't mine, but a video I found. He is known as the Urban Farmer. He is in a 3a/b zone. An amazing yard!
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    I thought since Lynn posted hers, I could do mine too. You'll have to excuse some storm damage. The last one we had tore up the fence that you see towards the end. We'll have that fixed this coming weekend. We have no idea where some of those pickets wound up. :( The wind knocked around some...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    ~Since 4 weeks have gone by since my first property tour, I suspected the reason for all the feet dragging was that the permits had expired. We still want the property. But I don't know who to talk to or where to go to get our land development plans approved. I don't know if it's consider part...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    bunnies. Meat rabbits. This is the breeding stock, offspring will be meaties and some will be sold. One male and three females. We brought them home in this, but now they are out in their growout hutch. The breed is Rex
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    My chickens are doing real well and laying 7 eggs a day..My greenhouse is housing lot's of yummy veggie's..I just purchased 120 cinder blocks that was delivered a hour ago and will be my new addition to making a 48 by 4 foot wide raised bed..I added 7 more fruit trees to my orchard..bought and...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    I was wondering about these dvd series. Anyone seen any of them? Are they worthwhile, particularly for true beginners like me? Thanks!
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Just look at these animals! La Ferme de Sourrou .:. Permaculture in France
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Just wanted to share the beauty of a light winter snow in my part of the world.
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    announcing the beginning of Sinopa's homestead. This year I plan on turning my yard into a garden. Eventually, I do not want grass that has to be cut. I want every space in my yard to be growing something I will have for my family to eat. I don't have a tractor. So my idea is to grow veggies...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    I am making a list of goals for this coming year and going to get some things conquered once and for all. I know how to do a lot of homestead type things. Some I do daily, some once in awhile, and some it's been years since I did. My plan is to practice and to get more things into my daily...
  14. General Chat
    A couple of people asked me where I am taking my homesteading workshops (seeds, gardening, dairy, drying & fermentation, preserving etc.) and I am posting a link to the farm in Kent County Michigan (SW Michigan) that I take mine and if you have any that are familiar with in your area, please add...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    Hot off the press! This video is a response to three different requests from people: 1) "I didn't see how the roof was built in the rumford video" - this video has footage immediately after that, the structure is similar and there is a lot more of looking at it. 2) I have a lot of cedar...
  16. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Lazy Homesteader Peach Butter Peaches (or other likely fruit) peeled and pitted - can be frozen fresh or canned Crock pot Sugar or honey (optional) lemon juice? Cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger (optional) ------ - Put peaches in a crock pot on lowest setting and cover with a steam permeable cover...
  17. Lifestyle challenges
    So if you can't tell already - I wanna homestead! My dream is for our big family to own acreage, chickens, cows, and a large garden. I want to live in the country. I want to be the family that grocery shops only twice a month (or less often!). I want to learn to repurpose, reuse, and get...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    with chickens. I think I'm doing pretty good dispite my backyard is a 12x12 patch of grass. I'm doing a U-shaped garden around the edges and some container gardening that I can put on my concrete patio so there is still grass for my 3yr old to play in. This year I'm planting the basic tomato...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    A long time ago I lost half my laying hens to red fox. The hens were allowed to range feed during the day. The meanest rooster I've ever seen wasn't able to protect them. At that itme I was told that red fox were a protected specie so after sacrificing about 15 of them, I gave my surving...
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Can someone explain the Homestead Act/Exemption to me - just the bottom line, I don't care about the history of it. Does it benefit everybody? Or do you have to qualify? Is it different for each state? I'm in CA. How much can it save? I'm sure I could google it but I was hoping somone...
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