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A website devoted to the homesteading lifestyle

These pages were inspired by my recent escape from the concrete jungle to a life living and working in the country. My goals are to be as self-sufficient as possible, living life the way I was raised - growing my own food, canning and preserving, and generally living by the tenets espoused by my Grandmother:

"Use it up, wear it out,
Make it do or do without"

Last Updated: January 1, 2000

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Last Updated: January 1, 2000

These pages are all about small farms, rural living, cottage farming, homesteading, building barns, sheds, a masonry stove, poultry processing, livestock, raising your own food, being self-sufficient, alternative farming practices, organic gardening, composting, aquaculture, and other types of alternative agriculture. The Unofficial, Totally Unauthorized, but Very Very Enthusiastic Gene Logsdon Fan Club Home Page is part of this site as well.

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