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The Gabion House has been one of our all-time most popular posts.  Therefore, we thought you would appreciate this wonderful graphic regarding 10 gabion projects that you can do yourself while at home. (Thanks to wirefence.co.uk for providing this graphic.) For those who are new to Gabions, they are simply rocks or concrete enclosed in
From the NY Times Article found HERE! Photograph by Dwight Eschliman for The New York Times The Douglas Family Stockpile Staples in 6-gallon buckets include: rice, beans, nuts, sugar, salt, matches, wheat, flour Freeze-dried meals  Assorted canned foods: cheese, butter and meat  Water-bath canner  Vacuum seale Pressure canner  Pots Canned meat: red is pork, green

We see these pallet projects around the internet often. I was looking for something a little different. I wanted tasteful projects that would fit a homestead environment and they had to be simple! I see projects sometimes that seem to be super complicated and require complete disassemble of the pallet. Here are a few that

Oct 09, 2012

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Tags: farm truck, project hoss, truck

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Categories: How-To, Our Homestead

I wanted to start a project called Project Hoss. It’s about a new truck that we purchased to work here at the house. New to me that is. It’s a 1977 Ford Crew Cab. Because we have six kids I needed something with extra space so the crew cab was essential for a work truck

Jul 04, 2009

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Categories: How-To, Our Homestead, Survival Info

Here on the homestead we have had several power outages. More than I am used to, and more than I think should happen. So I went on a search for a backup system for our home. That is when I came across this article on how to build your own uninterruptible power supply and thought it might be helpful to others out there looking for the same thing.

Jun 17, 2009

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Categories: Our Homestead, Survival Info

Upon moving into our new Homestead, we noticed a couple of trees down. I absolutly did not want them to go to waste, so one of our first chores was cutting them up and having our own winter wood supply.

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