Dehydrating – Food Preservation

Dehydration is a process that extracts the moisture from food. Most people use a dehydrator but there are DIY ways of doing it without electricity such as using a solar oven.  Some nutrition is lost during the dehydration process such as Vitamin A and C.  However for foods that you would blanch before such as […]

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The Seven Layers of a Food Forest Garden

A food forest is usually made up of seven layers to produce a garden containing edible plants and trees that are self-sustaining and can yield a lot of food in a relatively small space.  This can be a viable gardening strategy for those who do not have that much land by making the most out […]

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What to Start With When Planning a Homestead…

It is so exciting to envision yourself in a homestead where you are self sufficient and providing the best food for you and your family.  However, it’s very easy to get carried away and take on too much all at once. Here is a list of a few things for you to think about when […]

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The Rise of the Homesteaders

Homesteading is basically a frame of mind where you want to be self-sufficient.  There is a growing movement all over the world where people are choosing to grow their own food instead of relying on the supermarket.  Many have a home garden with vegetables and fruits.  Some may choose to grow medicinal plants as well.  […]

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Fruits You Can Grow in Northwest Arkansas

The first thing to know what grows well in the zone you are moving to.  The US Department of Agriculture has a plant hardiness zone map. Click the state you are in and you will get a closer view of the zones for that state.  If you are still unsure you can type in the […]

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