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Raising Backyard Chickens for the Beginner Homesteader Family

Fresh omelets made from eggs laid in your own backyard? Um, yes please! Raising chickens for eggs has a number of benefits for families, plus the added bonus of the picturesque sight of hens scratching and the...

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Homesteaders Turn Suburban

When my husband and I were married at the ripe old age of 23, we had big plans. We knew exactly what we wanted and we immediately started taking steps to achieve our goal. It wasn’t a 3 bedroom 2 bath cul-de-sac home, it wasn’t a minivan and soccer...

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Raising Adventurous Eaters

When I began to give my son his first foods, I prepared myself for a picky eater who preferred bland, familiar food. Until I realized that no food is familiar to him and that I had the power to shape his palette. For a snack, for after dinner...

Raising Environmentalists

Over the course of several years my daughter has told me she wants to become many things. A princess, a cook, a model, a gymnast — the list goes on. But about a year ago, something changed. After a week-long tour in the Amazonian rainforest in...

The Great Caged Debate

I remember the smell of the sawdust, acrobats flying through the air and the main event, the elephants stomping around the big top tent, their head-dresses on display. At six years of age, the circus coming to town was one of the most exciting...