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My Perennial Vegetables

Now that I have explained why you might want perennial vegetables, many of you are wondering, “What vegetables come back every year other than asparagus?” Some people are aware of artichokes, sunchokes and rhubarb. But that is the extent of most peoples, including my own, knowledge of perennial vegetables. So …

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Family

Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!!  Today is the shortest day of the year and the longest night.  From here on out the days are getting longer and the nights shorter.  That is something to celebrate no matter what your chosen holiday of the season is.  It rained all day today, so …

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Planning and Goals

Skills for the New Year

In our journey to becoming self sufficient, there are numerous skills we need to learn along the way.  We currently live in a house in a little neighborhood with every store imaginable within ten minutes.  We don’t need to have many skills.  When we decided that we were leaving this …

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Gardening

Perennial Vegetables

If you are going to start a permaculture garden you need to have something more permanent than annual vegetables. Permaculture is not planting vegetables every single year. It is setting up a bed one year and harvesting every year. This means that you need perennial vegetables. Vegetables that come back …

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Gardening

How to Start Composting

Now that your lasagna garden is all set up you have all these leaves leftover because you went overboard collecting them. This is a perfect time to start a a compost pile. Don’t get too lazy and just throw the leaves in a pile somewhere though, it could make extra …

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Gardening

Lasagna Garden Setup

Setting up your own lasagna garden is easy and can be done completely for free. The entire job took me about a day all together. There was a little bit of collecting also involved, but the piles of stuff didn’t even sit for very long. So here’s how to do …

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Gardening
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Lasagna Gardening

I’m sure you are aware,or at least have heard, how wonderful compost is for your garden.  For some people, including myself, there is just not enough room in your yard to have enough compost piles to feed your whole garden.  So why not just turn your whole garden into a compost …

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Gardening
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Where to Start

I plan to have a homestead out in the woods and I currently live in a house in town with a small garden. There will be a lot of work we need to do in preparation for the big switch, so we had better start somewhere soon. Living in town …

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