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Do you have a rooster with large spurs? I’ve been asked about rooster spurs and if they are something that can be trimmed. Did you know that you can trim them or eliminate them completely?

Rooster spurs are a natural thing on a rooster, and even some types of exotic hens. When you look at a rooster, pay attention to the insides of his legs. You will notice a pointy, bony looking growth.

Read on to see the options you have to removing your rooster’s spurs.

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Do you love creating handmade ornaments? I do. Baking cookies, seeing family, and making handmade Christmas ornaments.

My favorite ornaments ever are handmade.

Each year, I look forward to hanging them on the tree to enjoy through the Christmas Season. While looking for inspiration this year, I came across some really creative ideas for handmade ornaments. Here’s a list of 45 handmade Christmas ornaments you can make for your tree this year. Or even better, give they make great Christmas gifts too.

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See how to keep your seed stash organized! It took me many years to finally find this system that actually works!

I forget who shared this idea, but I know I first saw it on Instagram. Use this simple genius method and you will wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself!

By the way, if you are a homesteader, and you are not on Instagram, you really should be!

There is a huge homesteading community there, and I have learned so much from all those fine folks.

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Apples are, dare I say, the perfect fruit. Portable, sweet, available throughout the year, nutritious, and versatile! Read on for 3 easy apple recipes anyone can make!

This recipe for applesauce muffins is is a great way to use a healthy ½ cup of your homemade applesauce (or store-bought if you haven’t learned how to make it from me yet!) into a portable snack.

Homemade applesauce is something that is easy to make, fast (only 10 minutes in the canning process and there’s an easy trick to skipping peeling and coring I’ll explain in the post) and you can skip the sugar entirely especially if you have sweet apples on hand.

What the heck is a shrub?! Shrubs are fruit and vinegar syrups that are a NO COOK concentrate- just a few tablespoons of shrub into a glass with sparkling water and an optional shot of libation on top, Apple Shrub is a great recipe because it takes just one apple of any variety, is fun to spice up with cinnamon or a few dissolved red-hot candies, and mixed with whiskey.

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I don’t know about ya’ll, but fall is my favorite time of the year. Hands down. Well maybe except for Christmas. But I love fall so much partly because it means Christmas isn’t too far away. One of my favorite things about fall- making crockpot apple butter!

Do you dream of rich, dark apple butter smeared over warm, buttered biscuits? I’m a huge fan of Cracker Barrel’s apple butter. I’ve created a recipe for apple butter that is extremely easy and delicious. Pull out your crock pot and let’s get going!

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For four weeks on a row we were working our heads off. Trying to harvest all our fruit, make cheese, getting the fruit processed, cleaning the house, laundry, dishes it needs to be finished. There was too much work on our homestead. The work goes on and on, endless. I never imagined that running a homestead would be so exhausting.

Is this what is happening at your homestead? Or is this the biggest fear you have not to start your own homestead?

In this blog I am going to let you know how we learned to deal with an overwhelming workload on our Terra do milho homestead.

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It’s an amazing feeling when you grow enough of a food in your garden. It’s even more amazing when you grow MORE than enough, and find yourself needing to eat a lot of your own fresh produce. Here are some cauliflower recipes that will help you use up any extra harvest from your garden.

And if you aren’t growing any this year, don’t worry, these recipes work great when you buy in bulk too! I actually have problems growing cauliflower successfully, although I keep trying. It can be one of the more difficult vegetables to grow. So, instead I buy it by the box from a local produce company!

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Do you want to add a little holiday cheer to some unexpected areas of your home? This festive, all-natural, homemade foaming hand soap is just the thing! Made with simple and non-toxic ingredients, this will leave you fa-la-la-ing while you wash your hands!

Christmas is just around the corner now! Our homes are full of the wonderful scents of cooking and baking, and soon the smell of fresh cut fir trees will fill the air as well.

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If you are anything like me, the end of summer means the beginning of fall! I know you’re probably thinking ‘Duh’… BUT, fall is one of my favorite times of the year.

Even though pumpkins are thought of as a fall crop, they aren’t. Pumpkins are actually planted in the spring and are harvested in the fall. Caring for pumpkins is different than some other crops. Read on to see how you should take care of, harvest and store pumpkins.

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This corn casserole is such a comforting side dish that is perfect for a holiday meal or any meal for that fact. It truly is one of my personal favorite side dishes of ALL TIME! It is very easy to make and tastes so delicious and creamy.

Before I get to how to make this creamy corn casserole, I want to give you a few tips. For starters, you do need to drain the whole kernel corn but NOT the cream style corn. Next, be sure to use full fat sour cream. I have used the “light” varities but it just does not turn out as well and it does effect the taste quite a bit.

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