Posts by Amber Bradshaw

Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before Your Buy

Adding Backyard Chickens- what you need to know before you buy.

Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before You Buy They say that chickens are the gateway livestock, and it’s true. Ever heard of chicken math? If not, you will find out shortly. We all want food independence and freedom to raise our own food. Raising chickens is a great and affordable way to…

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Growing Asparagus- Everything You Want To Know

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Everything You Want to Know About Growing Asparagus Asparagus is the most worry-free perennial vegetable plant there is for the home gardener. If you love asparagus as much as I do, you know how expensive it is to buy. I will share with you everything you want to know about growing asparagus so you can…

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4 DIY Natural Skin Care Products

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Are you someone who loves to DIY? Maybe it’s a passion of yours or maybe you have to be out of necessity? I’m a little of both. I love the empowering feeling I get when I can make something myself and no longer have to buy it at the store. However, because of my chemical…

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Free Herbal Medicine Right In Your Own Yard

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If you’re living off-grid, away from medical facilities, or just like the healing properties nature can offer, you can find free herbal medicine right outside your door. I’m sure many of you have walked by these very same plants thousands of times and never even realized what they could do!

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10 Plants To Plant For Home Security

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When creating a fortress of solitude, most people think about building a fence to keep unwanted visitors out. However, plants make a much better defense for home security. Fences tend to draw curiosity, while plants seem to go unnoticed. That is until someone tries to walk through them! Here are ten amazing plants you need…

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Effective Natural Sleep Aids

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  Effective Natural Sleep Aids Do you suffer from sleep disorders? With the scary side-effects of prescription sleeping medications and treating insomnia, natural sleep aids are more sought after than ever. Effective natural sleep aids make those nights of counting sheep a distant memory.

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Herbs To Ease Joint and Arthritis Pain

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Herbs To Ease Joint and Arthritis Pain If you or a loved one has ever experienced painful joints or arthritis pain, you know the value of gaining relief. There are many herbs to ease joint and arthritis pain. Did you know, according to the Arthritis Foundation, it’s estimated over one-third of the American population is…

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Building Off The Grid: Getting Started

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  To begin, I need to state that every build is different and every situation is unique. It would be impossible to cover every possible case scenario for building off the grid. Hopefully, I will be able to lead you in the right direction in getting started, or at least give you some new ideas.

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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid

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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid Formerly just small-town urban homesteaders, Timmy and Amber Bradshaw of Pawleys Island, South Carolina moved with their three children less than a year ago to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Just three months on their new land, they received an opportunity to film…

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Home Security For The Off-Grid (or any) Homestead

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  Home Security For The Off-Grid Homestead You’ve made the decision and investment to use an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, your own generator, or a combination. You’ve detached your homestead from the grid. This is certainly a significant step in self-sufficiency but what about home security on the off-grid homestead?

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