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Carnival of Homesteading – Long Over Due Edition

July 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

There has been so much going on in my life over the past month or so that the carnival has gotten away from me so this edition is going to be HUGE.   I hope that you will check out all of the articles. Canning Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to make Strawberry Jam posted […]

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Carnival Of Homesteading: How-To Edition

April 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This was supposed to be the Springtime edition.  In going through the articles, there were so many great How To articles that I decided to switch the focus just a little.   My picks are all how to articles and they all have a little bit to do with Spring too.  All of the articles that […]

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The Goat Brigade

April 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The goat brigade decided to teach a visiting dog a lesson about goats.  I doubt that the poor thing will forget it soon.  My goaty girls are a little protective about dogs getting close to people.  They are pretty convinced that dogs are evil but as long as the dogs keep their distance from the […]

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HR 875 Regulates Homesteaders, Gardeners and Organic Farmers

March 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (HR 875) is the government’s attempt to protect the public from food bourne illnesses and contaminants.  It sounds like a good thing and after the last year or so, we would seem to need additional regulations but be forewarned, the bill as it is written now will affect […]

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Carnival Of Homesteading – SnowFall Edition

March 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Carnival of Homesteading A major snowfall has swept over the east coast.  It’s caused travel problems and power outages from the deep South to Northern New England.  It is not too bad here on our small homestead.  We only got about 4 inches of snow.  Just enough to be pretty without having to worry about […]

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Carnival of Homesteading – First Edition

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Welcome to the First  edition of Carnival of Homesteading.  There are some great articles in this edition.  I hope that you will enjoy reading them as much as I have! Gardening Sinclair presents Sowing the Seeds posted at NatureWithMe, saying, “This is an article about seed selection for an heriloom, organic family garden.” Ever wondered […]

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New Kids on the Farm

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments

I have had goats for years.  My current herd is Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats.  We have had one doe kid this year and she had twins.  I don’t believe there is anything cuter in the world than baby goats.  Right after she was born we had a bitter cold snap with temperatures in single digits […]

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