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37 Pantry Staples for Preparedness « Suburban Homesteading – Frugal Living

Preparing for a crisis or power outage or storm is an essential task for any homesteader and home-owner alike. It is an every day task and important …

10 tips for egg safety

Collect regularly<p>Collect eggs two to three times a day, especially when weather is especially hot or cold. Discard eggs that are found on the floor, …

Eggs

Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns, Help Gardens And Wash Cars

Ever since we spotted a rain barrel in action on our visit to Matt & Kristin’s house last fall, Sherry and I have been itching to harness the power …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Our DIY Raised Garden Beds

Last week, we took a couple hours and finally tackled a project we’ve been meaning to for years– Raised garden beds!! Chris and I both grew up in …