Oct 232011
 

Folks…if you are a homesteader…or are working toward that goal…you probably want your little slice of heaven to be as self-supporting as possible.  One way to do that is to be able to sell agricultural products you produce. I try to keep politics off of JuicyMaters as much as posible…that is why I split politics off to it’s own blog, Common Sense Conversation…but this is important for us homestead types. Please…watch the video, and take whatever action you feel is appropriate for you. [powerpress]

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Sep 302011
 

Well folks…the technical difficulties have mostly been resolved and the weekly JuicyMaters Living live!” show is back.

“JuicyMaters Living live!” is a live streaming video podcast here at JuicyMaters.com at 7pm eastern time every Thursday (see the link above in the menu). The show is recorded and available for viewing as a post in case you miss the live show.

The show is about different JuicyMaters topics each week, with this week’s show being about Homestead Livestock. Enjoy!

Viewing time approximately 31 minutes

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Jul 222011
 
FTCLDF:  An interview with Pete Kennedy

Today we are going to be taking with Pete Kennedy. Pete’s the president of the FTCLDF (Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund), an organization I’ve been involved with to one extent or another since it’s inception on July 4, 2007.

And I’ve known Pete, who is also one of the lawyers for the fund, since about a year later, when he helped me with a little problem I was having with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. He’s an all around good guy…even if he IS a lawyer…LOL.

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Jul 162011
 
Breaking the materialism habit...a basic homesteading requirement

Shopping with a list will often curb materialistic, impulse buying. Knowing what you need and planning to buy only those things will go far in helping you fight this battle. For example, I know that in my case my grocery shopping forays tend to be about 25% more expensive when I don’t have a list than when I do.

Caveat: This only works when you actually follow the list. Picking up that extra half-gallon of ice cream that is not on the list, just because it is a yummy looking new flavor that looks SO GOOD, is bad for your budget…and your waistline.

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Jul 012011
 
Gardening in a bucket, growing plants upside-down.  9 plants to plant in it.

My bucket garden exists for two reasons.

First, I wanted my culinary herbs close at hand to the kitchen. I have a raised bed veggie garden about 100 feet from the house, but I started gardening on my porch rails so I could grab some basil or chives without hiking to the garden.

Second, my regular garden spot is partially shaded. Many veggies can deal with 4-6 hours of sunlight daily, but tomatoes aren’t one of them. Tomatoes need FULL sun, 6-8 hours a day, and my garden spot just doesn’t provide that.

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