Homesteading: Preparing to live an abundant Life

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Homesteading brings to mind visions of an abundant life full of nature, animals, family, and many new friends and neighbors. A simple life that also challenges your ability to adapt, observe nature and learn how to live in an environment full of challenges.

Water Line and Reservoir in the Ground!

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Waterline and reservoir in the ground, Finally!!!   As we shared before, we needed to bury the waterline at least eight (8) feet deep to keep the waterlines from freezing on the farm.  Good thing we had an old backhoe!!!   We had some challenges, but were able to just keep moving forward. Here are a few… Read more »

Top 10 Profitable Spices to Grow

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The ten spices to grow for profitable small scale farming does not include the most expensive spices in the world. Consider the cost to produce and sell your crops before you choose.

Spices and Herbs: One Leg of Profitable Farming

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I read an article by the Huffington Post  about local food.  One of the best foods to grow are spices and herbs.   They stated that: “A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of “local foods,” whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted… Read more »

Small Scale Farming and Water Rights

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Small scale farming is reliant upon water rights.  Without water, it will be impossible to grow your crops, animals or even survive yourself. There is a growing trend to privatize water rights.  Generally in favor of larger corporations.  Some states the water is owned by the state.   There is a great Explanation of Who Owns… Read more »