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  1. JustMe

    Questions on incubators

    My sister gave me one a few years ago, but I ended up selling it because at the time I considered being sustainable meant having a broody hen to do all the work..........and at the time I had been lucky enough to have a few. My best & most reliable hen started sitting at 6 months old and would...
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    So I have a shed......

    It's free standing about 20ft from the house, sits on about a dozen(?) concrete blocks that holds the framing for the floor. The concrete blocks have the + cut on top for the 2x4's or whatever size was used and the completed shed sits on top of that. Floor was 1/2in OSB with another 1/2in layer...
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    Anyone can dehydrated meats?

    Maybe a strange question, but I have a bunch of dehydrated burger that I honestly don't see being used as well as if it were canned. I am considering rehydrating it in order to can it to make it more usable in recipes. Has anyone done this before? If so, what were the results?
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    Questions on using home canned meats

    More specifically beef., I have been canning alot of meat, beef, pork, chicken, etc unseasoned so that it would be more versatile for use in recipes when I needed it. My thought was I didn't want a bunch of taco meat, when I needed Italian lasagna or something. I have since used some in a few...
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    Ideas to use burlap bags

    I stumbled upon a bunch of burlap bags, all food grade & made from jute......probably atleast 100 of them with an offer for more. Now I'm trying to figure out ways to use them. Some have been cut open and others are intact. Ideas I've come up with,...... 1. use in the garden and/or pathways as...
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    ACV question

    I make alot of my own from apple scraps and have 2 half gallon jugs working now..........but I also have and have used store bought. I have a glass bottle of Heinz unfiltered all natural apple cider vinegar 'with the mother', raw unpasturized (all that is on the label)......though it looks to...
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    Orange peels

    Anyone have some good ideas for what to do with them besides the compost??? Must be easy & simple. I got a bunch of mandarin oranges for super cheap that I'm going to can but wanted to do something else with the peels. I also have a bunch of apples destined for sauce and those peels & cores...
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    Greenhouses

    I've been wanting one for years, getting to the point I really need one......but now I'm faced with how do I get one that is big enough to walk in, maybe keep some citrus trees year round, grow veggies in the winter and get seedlings off to a great start in spring..........maybe even keep a few...
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    Let's talk eggplant

    Do you eat it? Do you like it? Or not? What kind of recipes do you use it in? Do you grow it? How does it's growth & harvest compare to tomatoes or peppers?? If you do grow it, how do you preserve the excess?? I have never eaten it before and don't know much about it....other than it's a...
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    How far can you stretch it?

    Not sure I'm in the right place for this thread, so if it needs moved, that's ok with me. One topic that keeps coming up in my world is how many meals can you get from meat. Whether it be a pound of beef or pork or? Or from a whole chicken. My family is currently the 3 of us. Myself and 2...
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    Different Planting Methods

    There are lots of them from companion planting, permaculture, square foot gardening, crop rotation. intensive planting, etc. I do alot of companion planting, and last year created some berms/swales of permaculture which do work well so far and have been trying to figure a good crop rotation...
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    How much to plant per person for a years worth of food

    I try to share this everywhere for gardeners to know how much to plant, to feed you for a year. This is just a guideline and can be adjusted to fit your needs. If you don't like or eat something, then don't plant any. If you only eat it once in awhile, then plant a smaller number, or if it's...
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    Hello from Washington state

    New here, but not to the homesteading idea. I've gardened, canned or otherwise preserved foods for many years and started raising a few chickens about 12 years ago for both meat & eggs and even tried turkeys a couple of times all on about 1/4 acre lot. Sometimes to my neighbors dismay. I also...
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