Joyful Homesteading - What's New?

The Homesteading Blog is a mini-journal about all the how-tos on homesteading. Here's some great things it does:

  • Anytime a great new article appears with tips and stories from me or others who are pursuing the homesteading life you have the opportunity to hear it first.
  • You'll learn about any new postings to this site without having to come back every few days. Every new page link will be sent directly to you. How cool is that!
  • But in order to get those postings, you have to sign up for RSS.
  • So what is RSS? It's this great program that works a bit like email, only better.

You don't have to visit everyone's computer every day to see if they have sent you email, right? Instead, it is sent directly to you and stored in a special program in your email account. Then, when you're ready to view your email, you open up your account and read.

RSS works the same way.

You download a reader and if you have gmail or a yahoo email account, you can get RSS for free. Then, whenever you see a website you like, you just click on the RSS link. If you have Google, Yahoo or My MSN, it will add the site to your reader automatically. If not, you will have to paste the link to my homesteading blog to your reader.

Try RSS. You're gonna love it! It's a great way to keep up with friends' blogs and great websites like this one!

Making Cheese

Making cheese is a lot like making bread. With practice you can learn to make a wide range of cheeses.

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Make Your Own Shampoo

Make your own shampoo for a healthy shampoo for a fraction of the cost.

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Make a Decoction for Self Reliant Healing

Make a decoction and you have a way of relieving minor ailments without having to rely on costly medicines.

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Lye Soap Recipe For a Simple, Easy to Make Soap

Using this lye soap recipe is a good way to learn the ropes of soapmaking in a simple way.

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Lovage Herb - A Lovely, Often Overlooked Herb

Lovage herb is a lovely, often overlooked herb that was once a valuable addition to any self-reliant garden.

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List of Home Based Businesses for the Self Reliant Soul

A list of home based businesses will give you an idea of how you can stay at home and earn money.

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LED Grow Lights Basics

Led grow lights can reap huge benefits, especially when growing vegetables and other plants indoors.

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Is Coconut Oil Healthy

Is coconut oil healthy? Truth is, it's one of the healthiest things you can eat.

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How to Store Water

How to store water is one of the first things to learn when preparing for emergencies. It is basic to our survival.

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The Herb Chickweed

Herb Chickweed was considered a weed at one time, and there are still many variations of Chickweed, so to make certain you are harvesting the right variety, sow your Chickweed from purchased seed.

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