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  1. General Chat
    What is "seed grain"? What do you use it for? Why do some homesteaders/farmers grow grain for seed? Is seed grain fit for human consumption?
  2. General Chat
    According to pg.149 of the 60th Anniversary edition of the encyclopedia of country living, "Where to buy field grain seed: The cheapest seed source would probably be your local grain elevator. ask around and find a "seedsman" who wholesales grain, hay, and other field crop seeds to farmers" Is...
  3. Homesteading Questions
    Before I start growing and harvesting food (which will take place in the future), I want to get a better picture of what crops a homesteader grow and harvest. What crops do you grow and harvest HT? What foods and non-alcoholic drinks do you make out of your crops?
  4. Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops
    I want to get a greenhouse to grow my own Cocoa, Coffee and Vanilla because I'm a chocoholic plus my dad is a coffee nut. As for Vanilla, We love baking with it. But is it as practical to grow as is it fun to bake with the 3 ingredients?
  5. Gardening & Plant Propagation
    I'm planning on getting a greenhouse for a homestead i'm going to have in the future. I want to grow/process chocolate and coffee because i'm a chocoholic plus my dad's a coffee nut. Is it possible for a homesteader to grow/process chocolate & coffee into cocoa powder and instant coffee?
  6. Real Estate
    I have 40 acres in valmy Nevada and would like a couple people to come and join me in forming a community it’s 2 hours away from Reno You could bring a mobile home or even to start on property and slowly develop it planning on starting agriculture in April and farm animals in march This is my...
  7. General Chat
    I’m thrilled to have found this site. My husband and I have fallen in love with the beauty of West Virginia and are in the early planning stages of transitioning from the fast lane to slow country living. I’ve scanned through the vast amount of information here and can’t wait to have time to...
  8. Homesteading Questions
    Hello, I feel increasing competition among CSA and have been wanting to start one myself on my farm but am concerned about the competition. I am trying to make my farm stand out a lot more by emphasizing crops grown sustainably from a net-zero zero-waste farm although I am wondering if this is...
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