Excuses Won’t Help You Reach Your Goals

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If you have goals and dreams in life, and you want to achieve them within a certain period of time, then you need to stop making excuses. Building self-discipline is important so you can avoid making lame excuses. You need to start taking responsibility for your goals by changing your behavior and your lifestyle. Otherwise, …

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Eating Healthy And Exercising Regularly Are Keys To Homesteading Self-Discipline

eating healthy and exercising are THE keys to self discipline

Homesteading self-discipline is a holistic endeavor and it goes far deeper than simply changing your eating and exercise habits. Homesteaders, of ALL people, need to eat well and stay healthy. You’ve got your work cut out for you! You can be the most disciplined employee at work or the most disciplined student at school, but …

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3 Easy Ways To Master Homesteading Self-Discipline

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Homesteading self-discipline is not a walk in the park for many people. In fact, it’s quite hard to muster and most will fail in their first few attempts. Now, you don’t need to live the life of a monk in order to master self-discipline (they do seem to be awfully good at discipline!) but if …

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Self Discipline-Your Best Gift to Yourself in 2018

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One last bit of wisdom I’d like to share with all of you today… and it’s something that EVERYONE struggles with… and it’s the single most important thing to finding success in whatever you do. No… it’s not motivation. People attend Tony Robbins’ seminars and are pumped up for 2 weeks, but go back to …

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Cleaning Your Water Garden and Preparing for Winter

Like any outdoor water source, a water garden collects organic matter that needs to be cleaned out. The best time to do this is when the water temperature is cooler, such as in the fall. This helps minimize any stress to fish that may live in your water garden. A few basic steps to cleaning …

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The ideal emergency preparedness food: Sprouts

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Sprouts are THE ideal emergency preparedness food! Given the rapidity with which critical global events are unfolding, preparedness just makes good sense. The question isn’t whether or not to be prepared – it is what to be prepared for? Earthquakes, nuclear accidents, tsunamis, power outages and gasoline shortages have been on this week’s menu. Each, …

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How To Build a Compost Bin

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Holding bins are a convenient way of composting yard wastes with little effort: Simply add wastes as they are cleaned up from the yard. With no effort besides occasional moistening compost will be ready in 6 months to 2 years. Attention to chopping materials, maintaining moisture by watering and covering piles with plastic, and occasional turning will produce compost in less time.

US First and Last Frost Dates

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Dates on this chart are approximations, no one can KNOW the weather, every season is different. Most years, the first and last frost will fall within two weeks of the date on the chart, but some years, we get a very early frost or a late snow storm that throws the dates off.