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!

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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Make a Decoction for Self Reliant Healing

Make a decoction and you have a way of relieving minor ailments such as migraines, insomnia, colds and the flu without having to rely on costly medicines.

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Mexican Cooking Recipes

Mexican cooking recipes are an indispensable part of the frugal budget. The next time you crave authentic Mexican cooking, instead of running to that expensive Mexican restaurant

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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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Indoor Aquaponics for a Healthy, Low-Cost Source of Food

Indoor aquaponics is an efficient, low-cost system that provides you with some of the biggest and healthiest produce out there, along with your own fresh, non-GMO fish.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers

High fructose corn syrup dangers are some of the many reasons why you should be cooking from scratch as much as possible and pursuing a simpler and healthier diet.

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Make Your Own Shampoo

Make your own shampoo for the health benefits as well as the savings in cost. And it is not nearly as complicated as you think.

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Making Cheese

Making cheese is a lot like making bread; it may sound challenging, but with practice and a lot of attention to cleanliness, you can learn to make a wide range of cheeses.

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Inexpensive Healthy Recipes for Better Health and for Savings

Inexpensive healthy recipes are a must-have if you want to save money while pursuing joyful homesteading

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Growing Dandelion

Growing dandelion? You ask. After all, the Dandelion is the Rodney Dangerfield of the herb world. But dandelions are the most valuable weed out there.

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