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  1. Green Goods
    Subscription boxes are a booming business, and it isn't hard to see why: they're an easy and exciting way for shoppers to get access to products they might not otherwise have. Plus, who doesn't like to receive a surprise box full of goodies in the mail? From pre-prepped meals, to designer...
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    If a Tennessee state senator gets his way, it may be illegal to drink unpasteurized milk, even if it's your own animal. In Tennessee, a medical doctor and state senator wants it to be illegal to drink fresh, unpasteurized milk, even if from your own animal. Senator Richard Briggs has a...
  3. Family Life
    More families than ever are raising backyard chickens for fresh eggs. For children, raising chickens comes with a lot of benefits. We started our first flock of chickens when our second child was a year old. My husband and I had no idea what we were doing, but we dove in headfirst as we began...
  4. Family Life
    The quest for self-sufficiency seems intimidating and exciting. In our modern society, the question remains: "Can a family really be self-sufficient?" More and more people are looking for ways to become more self-sufficient. In a world that is full of consumers, it's hard to imagine going...
  5. Green Goods
    Gardening season is starting for the majority of us living in North America. If you want to start your plants from seeds, here are six to try this month. Garden season is my favorite season of the year. I love gathering supplies for my seed starting! Each seed has a different time frame when...
  6. Green Goods
    Garden season may feel months away, but the winter is when you make your plans. The time to start preparing to garden is upon us! Snow may be falling on a large portion of the country, but gardening is on the brain for many. December typically brings my favorite seed catalog, and I start...
  7. Green Goods
    Composting is a great way to add nutrients to your garden soil and to reduce your trash output. Just because it is winter doesn't mean you have to stop! Composting is a key component of homesteading and organic gardening. While it does greatly reduce your trash output each year, it has better...
  8. Family Life
    When you first get the bug to homestead, it can be hard to withstand the urge to buy a few acres of land. Focusing on homesteading skills lets you get started sooner. Homesteading is more than gardening and raising animals. It involves the constant development of skills and reliability on...
  9. Green Goods
    Starting a homestead is a dream for thousands, but it can seem impossible when living in the suburbs. Don't wait! Start your suburban homestead with these four tips. I remember when the homesteading bug bit my husband and I. We wanted to decrease the chemicals in our lives and find some...
  10. Family Life
    I became a fan of Ashley's when I needed inspiration for my backyard homesteading adventures. I discovered her Homemade Living series at my local library, and she's been my homesteading guru ever since. I have been inspired by many of Ashley's wonderful publications, and I admire her ability to...
  11. Country Living / Off the Grid
    Hey there, I have been dreaming my whole life of living on a cheap piece of land in a cabin with my family and some small farm animals. I have a very social 10 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. We tried homeschooling but my husband works full-time and I work part-time at the hospital...
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