Archive for June, 2014

Nebraska homesteader records now online – Beatrice Daily Sun

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Nebraska homesteader records now online
Beatrice Daily Sun
Engler noted that since the more than 30 million documents, photographs and other articles that comprise the sum total of documentation from America's homesteading history were all kept as paper records in a fixed location at the National Archives in …
How to use the homestead data base for Nebraska Lincoln Journal Star

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Housing Organizer and Policy Advocate – City Limits

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Housing Organizer and Policy Advocate
City Limits
UHAB | Urban Homesteading Assistance Board's mission is to transform renters into homeowners who collectively own and democratically govern housing co-operatives that will remain affordable, in perpetuity, to people of modest means. Since 1973, UHAB …

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Compost-Heated Outdoor Shower – Mother Earth News

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Mother Earth News
Compost-Heated Outdoor Shower
Mother Earth News
And no hour long project of heating water on the stove, thawing out the rubber tub and mopping up the mess on our kitchen floor afterward when all you want is just to get clean. Fill the water can, shower, done. A homesteader's life just got so much

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How to Start Tiny Seeds for Fall Crops – Mother Earth News

Monday, June 30th, 2014
How to Start Tiny Seeds for Fall Crops
Mother Earth News
Midsummer is generally the time to start seeds for fall crops, depending on your region. Here in the Ozarks, sowing tiny seeds like turnips, rutabagas, onions, leeks and spinach directly in the garden can be difficult, especially in hot, dry weather

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Compost Heated Outdoor Shower – Mother Earth News

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Compost Heated Outdoor Shower
Mother Earth News
And no hour long project of heating water on the stove, thawing out the rubber tub and mopping up the mess on our kitchen floor afterward when all you want is just to get clean. Fill the water can, shower, done. A homesteader's life just got so much

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Bacon Log Cabin in Manchester benefits from Mad Hatter Extravaganza – Newsmagazinenetwork

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Bacon Log Cabin in Manchester benefits from Mad Hatter Extravaganza
Newsmagazinenetwork
The Old Trails Historical Society is devoted to the preservation and restoration of the circa 1840 Bacon Log Cabin, located at 687 Henry Ave. in Manchester and named for the William Douglas Bacon family who occupied the cabin up to 1889 on part of what …

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Nebraska is first to digitize homestead records

Monday, June 30th, 2014

It’s a task that would give even the most dedicated librarian gray hair: digitizing 30 million homesteading documents from 30 states. Where to start? How about Nebraska? Where 45 percent of all land was given to homesteaders — the largest percentage of …

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Homesteading group transforms community garden – Lake County News-Sun

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Homesteading group transforms community garden
Lake County News-Sun
When the group Village Homesteading Mundelein learned about O'Kelly's plan to downsize the acre of public farmland, members came to township trustees in March to ask for permission to create and maintain a community garden. The nonprofit began in …

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Homesteading group transforms community garden – Lake County News Sun

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Homesteading group transforms community garden
Lake County News Sun
When the group Village Homesteading Mundelein learned about O'Kelly's plan to downsize the acre of public farmland, members came to township trustees in March to ask for permission to create and maintain a community garden. The nonprofit began in …

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Homesteading group transforms Fremont Township community garden – Mundelein Review

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Homesteading group transforms Fremont Township community garden
Mundelein Review
When the group Village Homesteading Mundelein learned about O'Kelly's plan to downsize the acre of public farmland, members came to township trustees in March to ask for permission to create and maintain a community garden. The nonprofit began in …

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