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Fast & Easy Sourdough

Sourdough isn’t that difficult. Just last week I decided to try an experiment, to see how quickly I could get up and running with sourdough, starting by making a brand new culture and taking the process all the way to actually making bread. Homesteading Edu’s Sourdough course gives more directions on starting a culture. Here, …

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Modern Homesteading is for Almost Anyone

I love homesteading, though, I have to admit I sometimes struggle over the term. In today’s society “homesteading” is not well understood. Historically, homesteaders moved to the wilderness and carved most of their living out of raw materials there. Life was hard! In our lifetime, “homestead” has come to mean a home, probably with some …

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The Advantage of Planting Differently Colored Sweet Potatoes

Differently colored sweet potatoes are easy to distinguish at harvest time. This fact has some great applications in practice, especially for the one who would save stock from one year to the next. I normally maintain about a dozen varieties of sweet potato. Almost every year, at some point I find myself harvesting roots and having …

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