Category Archive: Frugal

Indoor Vegetable Garden

Indoor Vegetable Garden Homesteaders have been growing and eating fresh produce year round for years. But did you know those of us without green houses can do so as well? Indoor gardening on a smaller scale is doable no matter where you reside! Grow your vegetable garden year round. See how at our featured link …

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DIY Quick Easy Fruit Picker

DIY Quick Easy Fruit Picker I so wish we had been clever enough to think of making a fruit picker when we were kids picking apples. Our brilliant idea for those fruits we couldn’t reach from our step stool (our mother was clever enough not to allow us a ladder) was one of my siblings …

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A Prepper’s Guide to Bread Making

A Prepper’s Guide to Bread Making Bread is one of staple of any pantry. Almost every culture on earth eats it in some form. When the French toast brigade hits stores just before a storm, it’s one of the first shelves to become bare. If the disaster is long term, what are people going to …

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Judge Upholds Ban on Vegetable Gardens as Ugly

Judge Upholds Ban on Vegetable Gardens as “Ugly” Back in 2013 everyone heard and was outraged by the story of a Florida couple ordered to tear out their vegetable gardens in the front yard of their own property by the city or pay a fine of $50.00 per day.  Most of us were affronted that …

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Meat Cutting: Beef

Meat Cutting: Beef As unpleasant as it may be actually killing the cow is the easy part. After that it takes some skill to make the beef cuts the very best they can be for your family. It is important that if you must take a creature’s life that you make use of the entire …

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10 Useful Plants to Look For When Foraging for Food

10 Useful Plants to Look For When Foraging for Food No matter what season nature can provide. Foraging is a way of life in some cultures and a back up source of food in others. In most western countries we grow those plants we think of as food sources. Neat gardens with neat rows of …

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Pawn Stars Negotiation Technique Will Help You Barter Post SHTF

 Pawn Stars Negotiation Technique Will Help You Barter Post SHTF Unless you frequent a number of flea markets, garage sales or yard sales, you probably don’t do a lot of bartering. Some professions are built on negotiation skills but the majority of professions don’t do so on a regular basis. It is indeed a skill and it …

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DIY Kratky’s Passive Gardening System

DIY Kratky’s Passive Gardening System Just as good as passive gardening is being able to set the system up yourself. It could make you the envy of all the gardeners in your circle who spend hours planting, sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, etc.. while you enjoy your day doing other things. Then when it is harvest …

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The Kratky Method for Passive Gardening

The Kratky Method for Passive Gardening Passive gardening?? Yes, Yes, Yes! Finally a method of gardening that doesn’t take all my good weather time to upkeep. I am for any method that allows me to be out of the garden enjoying fair weather activities and still produce what my family eats. Even better this type …

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50 Reuse and Recycle Ideas

50 Reuse and Recycle Ideas I love to reuse old items to make new ones. First I hate to throw away anything that could be usable, secondly I just think they look cool! 😛 I enjoy articles like this one because of the ingenuity and ability to visualize out of the box, a talent needed by homesteaders …

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