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Preparing for Pigs – Repurposed Pig Paradise

With having decided to add pigs into the mix on our little homestead, we spent a lot of time researching housing options for our, soon to arrive, four legged friends. We decided on building our own 8×8 ft pig pen. Since moving to our new property 7 months ago we have made a concentrated effort to reduce our project material costs for our projects.  When possible we have repurposed local materials including …

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Take Your Harvest…

Two years ago we began to reclaim a large area in our yard for chive production.  The space was overrun with lilies, and the chives were occupying the minority of the space.  Simply by cutting back the lilies (not digging them out) the chives began to become dominant over time.  Last year we thought “great…a chive garden just 50 feet from our kitchen”, we would be cutting chives daily for all our culinary needs.  Well our good intentions got lost in the busy lives.  I think all year I may have made it out once to cut a hand full of chives for an omelette.

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Homemade Yogurt

I am a blog reader and have been for the past ten years.   I love all the creative stories, product reviews, and ideas people put out there on the world wide web for me to read.  One of the topics I read a lot about, at one time, was making homemade yogurt.  After reading many posts about making homemade yogurt, and the many benefits that come along with it, I added it to my forever long to do list.  Where it was always pushed to the bottom, I never took the time to make it, which kind of bummed me out.  As person that …

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