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Recipe: How to Cook A Maple-Spiced Fresh Ham

By Homesteading Mom / September 4, 2013

The best way to buy meat, hands down, is to buy an animal direct from a local farm. Small, local operations are your best bet for the best quality at the best price. Thanks to market demand, more and more farms are raising grass-fed/pastured cows, pigs, chickens, and goats. We recently bought a 600lb cow […]

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Homesteading for Health

By Homesteading Mom / September 3, 2013

A lot has been weighing on both my mind and my heart the past few months. Sitting at my laptop, a few lines would manage to find their way to my screen, but would be ultimately deleted. Nothing that I wrote seemed to sound quite right. My mother passed away this past April. She’d had […]

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Portuguese Kale Soup

By Homesteading Mom / January 31, 2013

Portuguese Kale Soup was something my grandmother would make every week. There is the crazy idea out there that eating nourishing foods is either too expensive or takes too long to cook, but this is a recipe that defies both of those myths.  This soup is a great way to use up the leftovers from […]

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Homegrown Income

By Homesteading Mom / January 24, 2013

Yesterday, I wrote about why I think paying off debt is the best use of one’s tax return money. But, everyone’s circumstances are different. Sometimes, there¬†is nothing left to cut from the budget to make ends meet. There is only one solution: increase household income. Some people work two jobs, or raise money to pay […]

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Best Use For Your Tax Return- Pay Off Debt

By Homesteading Mom / January 23, 2013

In yesterday’s post, I listed 25 ways to allocate your tax return to increase self-reliance, which is at the core of homesteading. This was not an exhaustive list, rather a starting point, especially if you are new to all this. Out of all the¬†twenty five items I listed as a good use for your tax […]

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