What is the difference between organic vs pasture-raised chicken and eggs

Organic vs. Pasture-Raised Chicken and Eggs

As consumers, we have a lot to sift through when it comes to food labels. For example, what’s the difference between organic vs pasture-raised chicken? If you’re looking at store-bought chicken labels and their differences, it all boils down to how the chickens were treated as they were raised. We all want to consume the …

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organic freeze dried emergency food

Organic Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Organic freeze dried emergency food is an important part of emergency preparedness. The most common situations where you may use emergency rations are natural disasters like a bad snowstorm, hurricane, or tornado. In the case of one of these disasters, you may not be able to make it to the grocery store for an extended …

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water bath canning for beginners

Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Welcome to the homesteading section of the blog. Today, Heather, from Second Chance Farm, is sharing her best tips on water bath canning. As a beginner canner, herself, she wants you to learn what she has learned from others, and feel confident in your journey to home food preservation. Enjoy! As a beginner canner myself, …

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ways for preserving food at home

6 Ways for Preserving Food at Home

Today’s guest author, Heather from Second Chance Farm, is going to share common ways of preserving food. Enjoy! You have been busy in your garden this spring and summer. Chances are, you are now in the midst of harvesting and preserving food.  This time of year, many of us are figuring out what to do …

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plantain salve recipe

Plantain Salve Recipe: How to Make Healing Ointment

My sweet friend, Heather, from Second Chance Farm, is writing this article to share her plantain salve recipe with y’all! At the end of the post, I will share more of her homesteading articles that you will enjoy. What is Plantain Leaf? Plantain is one of the most useful weeds there is!  When most people …

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benefits of raising chickens pros and cons

20 Benefits of Raising Chickens | Pros and Cons

In the past few years, many people have become interested in the benefits of raising chickens. Adorable chicken coop designs, enticing colorful egg pictures, and people being obsessed with their chickens entices more people to become backyard chicken owners. Are you considering having your own flock of chickens? Read through this list of pros and …

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Raising Guinea Fowl: All You Need to Know

Today, Heather from Second Chance Farm is going to share all you need to know about raising guinea birds. Introduction Hello! I’m Heather, and this is a blog post that I have been excited to put together for quite some time. My family and I are huge fans of guinea fowl!  They are typically added …

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Homesteading supplies

The Best Homesteading Supplies

Do you need a list of homesteading supplies to start a self-sufficient lifestyle? If so, Heather. from Second Chance Farm, is sharing her must-haves below. Every productive and growing homestead relies on the right tools and supplies for a variety of jobs and tasks. Which tools and supplies are needed is dependent on each unique homestead.   …

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no till gardening steps to start your own no dig garden

No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

(Guest Author: Heather @ Second Chance Farm – Edited: Sarah @ Our Blue Ridge House) Once I started researching no till gardening, it made so much sense, and I wondered why I had not pursued it sooner for our own garden! Last year was our first year of managing a no-till garden and we really liked …

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Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Today, Heather from Second Chance Farm is going to teach us all about starting seeds. If you’re anything like me, you don’t have the best green thumb, but you want to learn how to grow your own food and plants. A good rule of thumb for you and I would be to listen to an …

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