Q and A: homesteading skills and heating canned bacon

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Homesteading skills I was wondering if you and Will could pass on which "trade" skill you would think is the one most important to have when homesteading -- mechanical (engine repair), welding, construction, electrical...? Or...

Q and A: making cheese, introducing new chickens to the flock, and canning sausage

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Making cheese Upon moving to the country and starting up our farmstead, I went ahead and purchased some cheese making equipment and a book. Problem is, the book is a big manual, and it gets...

Are any of you suffering from lack of sun?

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We were until I came upon some of my photos taken in June! My gosh, the colors just knock us out after a winter of drab and white. Now I really can't wait till...

While Will stacks up more firewood, I’m doing photo shoots for the recipe book

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Will went out again today and brought home another load of magnificent, dead, solid ash firewood. This stuff is large, with some butts being about 18 inches in diameter, full tree length! He had...

Q and A: How much canning in a year? and Cornish cross update

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How much canning in a year? How many jars of canned food do you put up in a years time; on average? I have been canning all summer and probably have put up about 500...