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Homesteading

When to Harvest Honey

If you are new at keeping bees, you may be surprised to learn that honey is harvested during just a few weeks each year. You need to tend your little workers year ‘round, but excess honey is...

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Start Your Own Urban Farm and Enjoy the Good Life

Every morning, Steve Kunasek wakes up early to feed the ducks. He has four of them, and he finds their hijinks endlessly entertaining. Then, after making breakfast and enjoying a cup...

Homesteading

How to Get Rid of Chicken Mites

If your chickens seem to be preening more often, losing their feathers, suddenly stop using their nesting boxes or seem reluctant to go into the coop at night, there's a good chance you...

Homesteading

Four Homemade Insecticides to Get Rid of Bugs Naturally

Are you sick and tired of sharing your garden with pests and bugs? Are you worried about using chemical insecticide? You are not alone. The solution is natural homemade insecticides...

Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Over the past 50 years, the medical community has identified at least a dozen different types of diseases that are spread to humans by ticks. The little bloodsuckers are especially active from...

Self-Reliance

Five Edible Weeds You Can Add to Your Diet

You can have a lot of fun picking up your groceries for free. Take a walk in your nearest park or woodlands and see what you can find. You’ll find many weeds that are edible, and some are...

Self-Reliance

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

You may have noticed that Fall and Spring seem to be getting shorter. In some parts of the U.S. temperatures swing wildly from freezing to scorching, and season transitions happen in the blink...

Self-Reliance

How to Be Independent in a Natural Disaster

As I sit in my soon-to-be-former home office, moving boxes crowding the floor, the lights are flickering. They flicker because I’m in Baltimore, in August, and that means one thing: Massive

Self-Reliance

How Your Smartphone Could Be Giving Up Your Privacy

My friend Alice went out for drinks with her crew from work. Someone at the table passed around his smartphone to demonstrate how to use an app to locate friends...like when you want to meet up...