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grow your own food

Self-reliance often starts with feeding yourself from your own land.  What can you grow?  Where can you start?  Check out our gardening section for tips on homestead vegetable gardening and landscaping.

cook & PReserve

Shop less and save money by making more of your own food and preserving the food you grow.  Turn your homestead kitchen into a powerhouse of self-reliance with cooking tips from experienced homesteaders.

Do it Yourself

When you can make or build something yourself, you save money and become more self-reliant. From energy efficiency projects to homemade gifts and natural cleaning, we've got you covered.

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How to Make Seasoned Salt with Fresh Herbs

Seasoned salt is basically salt that has been flavored with herbs or spices. It can be used for a variety of purposes, and is very easy to make. I love to make homemade seasoned salt with fresh herbs from my garden when they are in-season.…

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How to Dry Black Currants in a Dehydrator

Drying black currants is a great way to preserve this tart summer berry. Dried black currants can be used in sweet baking projects like scones or cookies, or they can be added to savory dishes like stuffing or rice. Drying black currants at home is…

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