27 Must-Do Winter Preparation Chores For Your Homestead

27 Must-Do Winter Preparation Chores For Your Homestead

Make your own maple syrup! Part I explains how to select trees, including winter bud identification of sugar maple vs. red maple. Also explains how to collect sap. Very helpful photos.

Make your own maple syrup! Part I explains how to select trees, including winter bud identification of sugar maple vs. red maple. Also explains how to collect sap. Very helpful photos.

How a hand plane is supposed to cut.

How a hand plane is supposed to cut.

Goats from Goat Grazers munch on a pine tree in Reno, Nevada. (AP/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)

Goats from Goat Grazers munch on a pine tree in Reno, Nevada. (AP/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)

Home-made flour based paint that will last 5+ years outside. Nontoxic and cheap.  Heat an old pot, pour in 300g flour and 300ml water when begins to heat, pour in 3 liters of water and stir (like a white sauce), and boil for 10 minutes then add 600g of pigment and linseed oil 300ml, bring to a boil for 30 minutes.  Let cool down, it's ready, we made 3 liters of paint.

Home-made flour based paint that will last 5+ years outside. Nontoxic and cheap. Heat an old pot, pour in 300g flour and 300ml water when begins to heat, pour in 3 liters of water and stir (like a white sauce), and boil for 10 minutes then add 600g of pigment and linseed oil 300ml, bring to a boil for 30 minutes. Let cool down, it's ready, we made 3 liters of paint.

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kitchen garden in Oxfordshire

kitchen garden in Oxfordshire

52 weeks of food storage, a list of something to buy each week.

52 weeks of food storage, a list of something to buy each week.

CHICKEN WIRE & SPRAY PAINT

CHICKEN WIRE & SPRAY PAINT

Icelandic Chickens: A Heritage Chicken Breed for Modern Homesteads: Try Icelandic chickens, a colorful, self-reliant heritage chicken breed, to enjoy flavorful meat and excellent egg production. Article from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Icelandic Chickens: A Heritage Chicken Breed for Modern Homesteads: Try Icelandic chickens, a colorful, self-reliant heritage chicken breed, to enjoy flavorful meat and excellent egg production. Article from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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