Tag Archives: Homesteading

Checklist for Choosing Your Homestead – Part 2

You’ll find that on the best of checklists there are just things that are missed.  Some are obvious, while others are just surprises – both good and bad. Things we failed to consider that we wish we had: 1.  Financing … Continue reading

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Checklist for Choosing Your Homestead – Part 1

As the rural dreams loom closer to actuality, there are practical measures that must be considered.   From a personal standpoint, the reality of living a rural existence is a far cry from my dreams.  I had a “Gone with the … Continue reading

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Wine Making Family-Style

We were fortunate enough to move to a farm with five well-established grape vines.  And, of course, we have planted a considerable amount of our own in the past five years.  But the grapes that afford us the best wine … Continue reading

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Honey and the Honeybee – part 1

With the American honey bee becoming more endangered, its decline threatening crop production and food shortages, we thought it was good practice to include honeybees on the farm. (Not to mention the promise and  sweet temptation of their product: Honey.) … Continue reading

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Saucing Garden Tomatoes

Tomatoes: Fruit or Vegetable?  I’ve heard it called both.  Either way, I love them fresh from the vine, dried with spices in oil, sauced,  or pasted.  Nothing tastes like summer more than a sun-ripened tomato.  So needless to say, tomatoes … Continue reading

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Why Homesteading 411 instead of 911?

Introduction to Homesteading 411: Surviving and Thriving
Our move from the Singapore Metropolis to an Oregon-150 acre Historical Homestead Continue reading

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