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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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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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drying fresh herbs

How to Dry Fresh Herbs

Drying herbs is a simple way to preserve the flavor of summer for homemade dishes all year round. There are multiple methods for drying herbs. Here we suggested three methods for drying herbs that you can use for most green, leafy varieties (think basil, parsley,…

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How to Make Grape Juice

Homemade grape juice is easy to make with this simple method! Though any variety of grape can be used, we prefer fresh home-grown concord grapes. Concord grapes are easy to grow and make a rich, purple juice that rarely needs anything added. Just smelling the…

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