Homesteader’s Resources

Resources that every homesteader should have to build a successful homestead. Includes tips, experiences and stories.

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Why You Should Carry a Multi-tool

If you do almost anything with your hands, whether it be on the farm, the garden or DIY projects in the home, you should carry a multi-tool. Almost anyone could use a multi-tool. “Multi-tool” is a term which describes a handheld, folding tool with multiple “blades,” or attachments. Some multi-tools are knives, by all rights. …

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The American Boys Handy Book by D.C. Beard (Review by Jerreth McLaughlin)

The American Boys’ Handy Book  is truly a classic and was first published in 1882. The author, D.C. Beard was born in 1850 and died in 1941. To quote, the book is “an 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising …

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The Beekeeper’s Handbook 3rd Edition

  by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile Published by Comstock Publishing Associates a division of Cornell University Press 1998 Review by Jerreth McLaughlin This book is a classic for anyone interested in Beekeeping. My husband, George uses it in all of the classes he teaches on Beekeeping. It gives a good overall history of bees. At …

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