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Getting Ready for Winter

Getting Ready for Winter

We homestead in an area with monsoon weather. That means we go without rain for months on end, then have torrential rains for a few months, then back to hot and dry. We call it feast or famine. To be…

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We Got 6 Tons of Apples

We Got 6 Tons of Apples

It’s good to get to know your neighbors. Most of the time I think of homesteading as a pretty solitary activity, almost all of my daily human interactions are with the members of my family. That suits me well most…

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Planning Your Tall Homestead Layout

Planning Your Tall Homestead Layout

With less than an acre of land to work with, planning the layout of your Tall homestead is critical to your success. Once you’ve decided to take up the reins of providing more of your own food, the next logical…

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Nutrient Dense Foods

Nutrient Dense Foods

Calories that count We learned in the first post in this series that the fundamental purpose of a homestead is to grow calories to sustain the lives of the people who live on it. If you make all your important…

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From Patios to Pastures
Northern California

From Patios to Pastures

Homesteading Where You Are When we think of homesteading, most of us think of expansive pastures, dense orchards, tractors, fences as far as the eye can see, a house with a wrap-around porch, and a big red barn. That’s the…

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