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"Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization." -Daniel Webster

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Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

If you look at your food preps you have stored away, you will realize that we are very similar to our pioneer ancestors who were getting ready for their arduous journey.

The Perfect Homestead

The Perfect Homestead

If you’ve made the enormous decision to relocate and start a homestead, take the extra time to do it right. Research is essential! Read more about 5 important criteria when planning for a homestead.

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

All the stored food in the world will do no good if you have no way to heat your food. Learn more about these alternative cooking sources to use during an emergency.

Child Friendly Livestock

Child Friendly Livestock

There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.

Echinacea is perhaps most widely used as an herbal remedy to help fight off colds or the flu once ill.  It's often used in a tea or as a supplement to boost the body's natural immune system, yet it has even more incredible health benefits even if you aren't sick with a cold! #ReadyNutrition

4 Healthy Reasons Why Echinacea is a Wondrous Medicinal Herb

Echinacea is perhaps most widely used as an herbal remedy to help fight off colds or the flu once ill.  It’s often used in a tea or as a supplement to boost the body’s natural immune system, yet it has even more incredible health benefits even if you aren’t sick with a cold!

Before you put in your next garden, it's important to think about the goals you have for the coming growing season. And, now with the new year, comes new garden resolutions!

5 New Year’s Resolutions To Get a Jump-Start on the Garden

Before you put in your next garden, it’s important to think about the goals you have for the coming growing season. And, now with the new year, comes new garden resolutions!

If you're anything like me, you probably spent countless hours organizing your Christmas lists, reading product reviews, and way too much time decorating the packages so they look just right for Christmas Day only to realize - at the last minute - that you forgot the stocking stuffers. Every parent can relate to this ... right (please don't let me be the only one!)? Now that it's crunch time, if you are still looking for some stocking stuffers, look no further than these prepper-inspired gifts for your favorite loved ones.

10 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Prepper

Now that it’s crunch time, if you are still looking for some stocking stuffers, look no further than these prepper-inspired gifts for your favorite loved ones.

Homesteaders love practical gifts that help make things more efficient. Check out these perfectly chosen gifts for your favorite homesteader.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Happy Homesteader

Homesteaders love practical gifts that help make things more efficient. Check out these perfectly chosen gifts for your favorite homesteader.

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

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