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How To Get Started Raising Pigs On Your Permaculture Homestead

When I was growing up on a homestead we always had pigs and I guess I took for granted just how important they were to our family and our property. Pigs are a great permaculture homestead animal but there are a few things you should know before you get started ...
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Why Do Tomatoes Split And What Can You Do About It

Early on in my gardening journey, I noticed something strange happening to my tomatoes which caused me to do a lot of research. Since then it is a question I get all the time from beginner gardeners and that question is “why do my tomatoes split and what can I ...
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How To Use Pallets To Build Raised Garden Beds

Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. I’m all about being frugal and using what I have or what I can get cheap or free for my homestead projects, and pallets seem to ...
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The Value Of Mulberry Trees On A Permaculture Homestead

When I was a kid I would spend many weekends at my grandparent’s house, out behind their barn along the fence was a whole row (probably about 20) mulberry trees. Grandma would send me back there to pick a bucket full for a pie. I remember it would take me ...
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Is Purslane a Friend or Foe of the Garden?

One focus of homesteading and gardening the “Permaculture Way” is recognizing the natural relationships and functions of every created thing in your sphere of influence. By always looking for this we can notice when something is out of balance and work to maintain a proper and beneficial relationship. This is ...
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How To Plant Trees On Your Permaculture Homestead

One of the greatest assets to any homestead are the productive trees growing on your property. In this article, I will cover some tips for planting them on your homestead which should give you the best results for having healthy and productive trees. When planting a tree there are a ...
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What Is Homesteading The Permaculture Way?

A few years ago when I started homesteading I had no idea what permaculture was, I was simply growing a few vegetables in some raised beds, planting a couple of fruit trees, and raising a few rabbits.  Then permaculture came into my life and it changed everything about the way ...
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Planning The New Urban Homestead Permaculture Design

Property from a few years ago before we started homesteading. The Changes Earlier this year we purchased the lot next door and to the south of ours, this property only has a barn on it and although it’s not a large piece of land it did double what we had ...
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10 Ways To Use Comfrey On Your Permaculture Homestead

A few years ago I heard a little about some great qualities of the comfrey plant and added three plants to my small permaculture homestead and have never regretted it. It is now the most abundant, useful, and most loved plant on my property. Comfrey is a perennial herb often ...
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4 Types Of Working Dogs To Consider For Your Homestead

The Year was 1957 and Walt Disney released a movie that would impact the lives of many generations. The movie was Old Yeller and in it, we came to love this energetic and ornery homestead dog. In the opening scenes of the film, we witness a father named Jim and ...
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