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Foraging for Old Field Tea

Years ago, I, like many college students, spent a lot of time in cafes and coffee shops as I pursued…

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Retirement or Rejuvenation? Homesteading as Social Security

In the 1970’s, my father decided to retire at age 62, the minimum age to draw Social Security.  He quit…

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The Pros and Cons of Homesteading: Dealing with Loss on the Homestead

The Bible says, “For everything there is a season, and time for every matter under heaven: a time to be…

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The Deadliest Homesteading Mistake

They came from the city. They were prepared. They were prepared for the complete collapse of world civilization, and with…

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Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

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How to Do Things – 1919 Style

A thoughtful young person in 2019 might ask, “What did people do before they had… [fill in the blank: cellphones,…

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Helpful Homestead Hacks: Work Easier, Relax Harder

Homesteading can be tough, but there are tips and tricks—hacks—for any area of the homestead that can make life a…

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Preparing for the Holiday Rush on Your Homestead

The time between late October through late December is filled with holidays, family gatherings, and school vacations.  Instead of the…

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Winter Preparedness

Begin You Winter Preparedness Routine So You Can Enjoy the Fun Winter Offers “Walking in a Winter Wonderland...”  What images…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Country Neighbors

When we first bought the land that would one day become Ivy Hill Farm it was a desolate February day,…

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Foraging Puffball Mushrooms

It was a cool and gloomy morning in the mid-October woods. But despite the lack of sunshine, the timber had…

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Anyone Can Become an Artist on the Homestead

“Can you please bring more cups? We keep selling out.” That’s what the owner of the antique shop said to…

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