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101 Basic Homesteading Skills

Last post Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:44 AM by Juneflower. 9 replies.
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  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 7:55 AM

    101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    I found this by accident, but thought some of you might enjoy this list.

    Read through it and see if there's anything you might add or change.


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  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 8:26 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    That's a fairly comprehensive list so who's planning on starting out with one of these or starting something new. It's not too late to make changes for improvement this year.


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  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 11:11 AM In reply to

    • mechanika
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    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

     What a fantastic list -- and a great idea, too! Thanks for the link!

    You can call me Anika. :)
  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 7:44 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    great site thought I printed out the shoofly pie recipe and for some reason lots of stuff printed out  bits of pictures etc. our printer is downstairs so didn't notice so had about 80 pages!  so need to recycle them somehow.

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  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 8:15 PM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    Great list, thank you for sharing, I found 18 I am not good at, or haven't done.  gonna have to work on those.
  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 9:33 PM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    No doubt I could put some of those to use. AM
  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 11:29 PM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

     I have 52 of those skills, so I guess I better get going on the others!

  • Mon, Feb 18 2013 11:56 PM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

     I lived with this homestead type farm since 1977 after my grandmother died we inherited the farm we did half acre gardeniing and raised chickens to claves which I never will not raise another set of cows I got to attaach to the last two sets so no more plus its alot I mean alot of work and its expensive as heck specially feed and hay and grains and salt licks water to medicines to more other things to do I donnot like cleaning stalls anymore it was great then but over 30 years of it and gardening canning and sewing and other things on top of it i think retirement from farms is the life plus I take care of another herd called two parents to my two weenie dogs they are alot of work in stead would I do this again I think I flnally flew the chicken coop no but it was a thing to survive totally survive if I did this I got total skills.

    Cindy ---
  • Tue, Feb 19 2013 12:41 PM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    Great find Sunshine; thank you!  A lot these skills don't apply to me in my current situation, but there is a wealth of great info on that site!  I will spend many happy hours browsing.

    western NC
  • Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:44 AM In reply to

    Re: 101 Basic Homesteading Skills

    Dolores Krieger's book Therapeutic Touch has instructions for making rods and learning to dowse energy fields. My grandfather was a trained dowser of excellent reputation but he died before I was born. A couple of acquaintances and I practiced these exercises to develop dowsing skills. I had the opportunity to put them into practice on subterranean water line leaks which presented only as large expanses of damp ground. Having the skill definitely will reduce your digging time. The book is considered quackery but when my father was dying, TT would calm him down and he appeared to get better rest, if physical restlessness or its absence is considered.
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