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Making Pork Breakfast Sausage

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Homemade sausage is a delicious and economical way to use all the bits of pork meat after butchering a pig. I describe how I made 12 pounds of breakfast sausage.

New Year Plans not Resolutions

By Nebraska Dave

This blog is about the door installion of a food storage area, a law suit over patiented seeds, starting seeds inside, and going to the movies.

Sustainable Eating: Long Way On A Little Leads The Way

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Hank is thrilled about Shannon Hayes' latest book: Long Way On A Little

Thoughts not resolutions for 2013

By Mary Carton

My attempt at the Hooligan and my resolution for the year. I'm ready for spring.


Top Ten Chicken Posts of 2012

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

I thought it would be fun to recap the top ten most-read chicken-related posts on my blog from 2012. Popular topics ranged from coop cleaning to making your own apple cider vinegar to sewing totes from empty feed bags.

How to Make Muscadine Wine

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Learn how to make muscadine wine from muscadines growing in your own yard or countryside.

Tales in the snow

By Minnie Hatz

Fresh snow is soon marked by the tracks of animals foraging, playing, escaping or just living. Even if you don't see the wildlife, enjoy learning more about their habits by reading the tales in the snow.

Splitting Wood by Hand

By C. Dayton

Splitting firewood with hand tools is a skill every homesteader should have. Even if you own a mechanical wood splitter, knowing how to use a splitting maul and wedges comes in handy when the wood is too large or the log splitter can't be used.