Lean Vs Lard Pigs For Your Homestead

If you are looking into raising pigs on your homestead, here is some useful information that might help you. Lean breeds are more common these days because they do not produce as much fat as the lard breeds.  Here are a few more differences between a lard breed and a lean breed pig. Lard Hogs: […]

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5 Crops Not To Start Indoors For Transplanting

There are certain crops that do not transplant well. Here are the 5 types of crops that you should never start indoors. Root crops – Radishes, Carrots, Beets Very Large Plants – Squash, Zucchini, Pumpkins Often times they grow fast and extremely large.  Often times can be damaged. Corn – It does not transplant well. […]

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Egg and Kale Breakfast Muffins

Below is a recipe from Off Grid with Dough & Stacy.  A couple of ingredients were not given exact measurements. For a demonstration, click on the video below. Ingredients: 6 Eggs 2 cups of chopped Kale or Spinach 1 cup of grated Cheese 2 Pinches of Oregano Black Pepper Garlic 2 pinches of Salt 1/2 […]

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Vegan Thai Samosas with Cashew and Coconut Cream — Endometriosis survivor

  Crisp pastry parcels filled with a mouth-watering medley of Thai-spiced vegetables and served with a cooling cashew coconut cream that perfectly complements the zesty dipping sauce. Course Main Course Cuisine dinner, Indian, meat free, vegan Keyword dairy free, vegan curry Servings 4 peopleA Ingredients For the samosas: 1 potato peeled and cut into 2.5cm […]

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Quinoa Mango Salad — Integrative Nutrition Recipes

  By Alexandra Napoli, HCTP July 2014 This quinoa and mango salad is a fresh and delicious way to enjoy nutrient-dense ingredients. It’s a colorful dish filled with plant-based protein, healthy fats, and fiber that will keep your hunger at bay. 193 more words via Quinoa Mango Salad — Integrative Nutrition Recipes

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Soil Blocks And Cold Frames

Soil Blocks Soil blocks do not have paper cups or anything around the soil.  You will use a cutter to create the block shape.  The soil will remain together but needs to have a lot of water in order for it to me made.  You will let the blocks sit for about 30 minutes and […]

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Double Layer Insulated Greenhouse

While learning about how to keep a greenhouse warm, I came across a video that talk about how air running through the green house walls can insulate the greenhouse.  They do this by having two layers of polycarbonate.  When air blows between them it causes an R5 insulation effect.  The cost in electricity is the […]

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Indeterminate or Determinate Tomatoes

Have you ever heard of determinate or indeterminate to describe a tomato?  Usually this term is used for crops where the fruit is the edible part of the plant.  This includes tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, and cucumbers. Determinate Tomatoes: These tomatoes grow to a certain height then bear their fruit during a short period of […]

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5 Gallon Container Vegetable Garden

Soon I will need to transplant my seedlings to bigger containers.  Currently we do not have a garden area that gets enough sun so we will need to use containers. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with container gardening. If you are considering using containers for your garden, here is a list […]

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