Archive for November, 2013

Always Getting Ready on the Homestead – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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Always Getting Ready on the Homestead
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I am humbled by what it takes to wrest out a subsistence living on frozen tundra and you'd think that would keep me from drawing comparisons to my homesteading chores–but I'm going to make the comparison anyway! Late autumn is a time that I look 

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Always Getting Ready on the Homestead – Homesteading and Livestock … – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Always Getting Ready on the Homestead – Homesteading and Livestock
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One winter a few years back, I worked in the medical center in Bethel, Alaska. Never have I seen a flatter or whiter terrain than this winter tundra. However, I very much enjoyed working with the Yup'ik people, and when I left they gave me a book

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The Field Guide to Fleece: Wool Characteristics – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
The Field Guide to Fleece: Wool Characteristics
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“The Field Guide to Fleece,” by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius, answers all of your fleece questions in one simple and portable reference to the wool characteristics of 100 sheep breeds. Cover Courtesy Storey Publishing. Previous Next. Content Tools.

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How Not to Keep Chickens (Know What You’re Getting Into) – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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How Not to Keep Chickens (Know What You're Getting Into)
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A growing number of homeowners are realizing how useful chickens can be in the backyard: They offer pest control, fertilizer, comedy relief, and their business end doles out concentrated protein like a Pez dispenser. Unfortunately, novice chicken

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Our First Chicken Harvest – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Our First Chicken Harvest
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In the midst of fruit and vegetable harvest season, I took a break to help a friend harvest some of her extra roosters. Last fall, we attempted to slaughter her ducks. I suppose the attempt could be considered a success in that the ducks were killed

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Always Getting Ready – Mother Earth News

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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Always Getting Ready
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wood burner cooks dinner in winter time One winter a few years back, I worked in the medical center in Bethel, Alaska. Never have I seen a flatter or whiter terrain than this winter tundra. However, I very much enjoyed working with the Yup'ik people

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Fifth graders visit Lincoln Log Cabin – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Fifth graders visit Lincoln Log Cabin
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Print Email. 2013-11-29T14:19:00Z Fifth graders visit Lincoln Log Cabin JG-TC.com. 6 minutes ago. (0) Comments. MATTOON — Fifth-graders at Riddle Elementary School experienced what life would have been like in 1845 at Lincoln Log Cabin State Park.

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‘Homesteading’ could tackle England’s 700,000 empty homes » Housing … – 24dash (press release)

Friday, November 29th, 2013
'Homesteading' could tackle England's 700,000 empty homes » Housing
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The process of 'homesteading' should be brought back to return some of England's 710,000 empty homes back into use, new research has concluded. Homesteading is a process where vacant properties are sold at a discount to people who renovate them to 
'Homesteading' could reduce number of empty properties, report finds LocalGov

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‘Homesteading’ could reduce number of empty properties, report finds – LocalGov

Friday, November 29th, 2013
'Homesteading' could reduce number of empty properties, report finds
LocalGov
A national 'homesteading' programme could reduce the number of empty homes in England, new research argues. Homesteading – where empty homes are sold at a discount to people renovating them for their own use – was popular in the 1970s. The report 

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Tea Party Leader: Republican Party in Florida being taken over by gay ‘thugs’ – Dallas Voice

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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Tea Party Leader: Republican Party in Florida being taken over by gay 'thugs'
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The co-founder of a Florida Tea Party group compared Log Cabin Republicans to gay “thugs” and complained they have taken control of the local party in Broward County and are pushing a progressive platform. The New York Daily News reported Thursday 
Republican Party in Florida being taken over by gay 'thugs': Tea Party leader New York Daily News

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