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New Year, New Possibilities

With the New Year upon us, many of us think about new possibilities and goals for improving our homestead and making things better.  Especially as the new seed catalogs start coming in, I personally like to think about new things … Continue reading

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Winter Firewood Cutting

It’s that time of the year again when the family works together to gather the firewood for the winter.  Cutting our own firewood can be a lot of work, but we all enjoy being in the woods in the fall … Continue reading

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Why Do We Homestead…

Is the central questioned posed in one of the main articles in the current issue of one of favorite magazines, “CountrySide & Small Stock Journal.”  In this article, founder and editor emeritus J.D Belanger examines the progression of the definition … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Missouri Senatorial Debate & The Country Life

I take a short diversion in this post by talking a little about the elections coming up. In reality, it is not that much of a diversion because the freedom we have to live our country lives, with the ability … Continue reading

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Remembering Ruth Stout: A Guru of No-Work Gardening

One of the first books I read as the Lord rekindled my love of gardening was “The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book” by the late Ms. Ruth Stout and Mr. Richard Clemence, published by Rodale Press.  Ms. Stout was a … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Experiment: Tillage Radish

This week I planted an experimental bed of Tillage Radish.  I have several beds with hard clay starting about eight to ten inches below the top soil.  Instead of using the double dig method on these bigger beds, I’m trying … Continue reading

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