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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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Acts of Kindness for 2020

Acts of Kindness for 2020

Looking for a kindness list that is safe for social distancing? We see a lot of lists of acts of kindness come out during the holiday season, but in 2020 there are many that don’t apply. We can’t as easily give hugs, visit a local…

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Black friday deals for homesteaders

Black Friday Deals for Homesteaders (2020)

This article contains links to Black Friday 2020 deals that we think are worth checking out if you want to be more self-reliant. We’ll update it throughout the weekend with ONLY items that we endorse because we’ve used them (or something similar to them). VITAMIX…

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homemade dip mix

How to Make Homemade Herb Dip Mix

This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With garden season just ending, and the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to make homemade herb dip mix. …

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