Growing Backyard Chickens: All You Need to Know About Chicken Breeds
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Growing Backyard Chickens: All You Need to Know About Chicken Breeds Chickens are a staple on any homestead, whether a backyard poultry endeavor in an urban setting or larger operation in the country. Not only do they produce eggs daily, which are one of the most perfect foods available to

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Aquaponics Guide
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If you are like me, the first time I heard about Aquaponics I said “aqua what?” I had no clue what it was. Even now it is hard to believe that something so simple that has been around since the time of the Aztecs is rarely heard of in today’s

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There currently is a growing movement with gardeners and farmers alike to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals for controlling weeds. One of the main reasons people are avoiding weed killers is that more and more there is increasing evidence of the damage herbicides can do to the soil.

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  Reheat Food Like a Pro Preparing and eating a big meal can be a rewarding process when we have time, but long working days and busy lifestyles mean that such occasions can be rare. Reheating food is a simple and relatively quick exercise, however, and leftovers – or intentionally

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How To Grow Fruit All Year Header
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Year Round Fruit Everybody knows that fruit is good for us, but it is a rarer thing to hear the specific health advantages of home-grown fruit. In fact, taking to the garden to produce your household fruit supply is an all-round health-booster, promoting physical activity, giving control over fertilizers and

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the 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites
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Getting outside and into nature is something many of us are naturally inclined to do. We are drawn to the outdoors and only feel truly happy when we can have the sun on our face and the wind blowing through our hair. Then, there are those who take being outside

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7 Dishes from Leftovers
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We live in an age of consumerism that came about after the austerity of the Second World War where companies sought to convince consumers that they always needed more, particularly when it came to food. For that reason, our wasteful food habits are a generational problem, or at least according

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131 Best Gardening Blogs on the Internet
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The Best Gardening Blogs on the Web Gardening is a fun hobby as well as a way to put food on your table at a fraction of the cost it would be in the grocery store. You will find a LOT of information about how to grow this and that

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Square Foot Gardening
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There are a fair number of people who are no stranger to caring for large gardens, particularly if they grew up in a large family.  Unfortunately, this memory is often what discourages folks to shy away from growing their own vegetables despite the myriad of benefits.  Thankfully, there are ways

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Basic Land Navigation
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All of us use different ways of navigation in our daily lives. We follow roads and landmarks to get to our destinations. We use global positioning systems to tell us how far we have to drive and where to turn. However, what happens when things turn upside down for one

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