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Butchering Meat

Butchering Your Own Meat Find out how to make Restaurant Style foods such as Kentucky Fried Chicken right at home.Once the animal is down it will need to be gutted after all signs of life are gone. Removing all the entrails is necessary and keeping the meat clean is important. For larger animals a gambrel …

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Housing Mistakes

My Housing Hurdles I wanted to build an inexpensive home but I was tired of living in small dingy places. We had three kids ranging from 3-14 years of age. So I planned a room for each of them plus a slightly larger master bedroom. I wanted a utility room and a large entry room. …

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Land Selection

Many of the available lands offered through a real estate agent are over priced and over-rated to bring the best possible price it can fetch. Whenever something is sold on commission basis it becomes a sellers market. View many suitable sites before you buy. I once viewed an old homestead a few years ago whereby …

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Winemaking

Wine making on the homestead has been a tradition for thousands of years. Natural occurring fruit will turn to wine quickly if left long enough in a batch container. Most wine only needs fresh fruit, the right kind of yeast, and natural or added sugar to achieve the desired sweetness. Beginners Guide To Wine Making …

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Water Wells

Water on the Homestead For persons living near these water sources, a shallow well may still be the best choice, allowing for the ground layers to filter the water. Sometimes you hit a spring and it flows all year. Build Your own Water Filtration System Other homesteaders will require a deeper well, usually into the …

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Homestead Finances

Finances and BudgetsThere will be lots of labor but minimal cost. Keep it small and if anything you can use it later for a barn when you have more time and money to expand! Try to use hand tools as they need only a little maintenance compared to power, or mechanical tools. If you already …

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Homestead Clothing

Today, most women are much too busy to put this kind of time into their clothing, when there is no real necessity. Not only are ready-made clothes easily accessible, they are actually cheaper than sewing in many cases. Find out how to repair your own sewing machine! At the same time, there are many women …

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