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Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

This week’s post is a summary of my podcast interview with my good friend Erica Strauss.

Erica is a blogger over at NW Edible Life where she has fun, punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a DIY lifestyle.

And…She just wrote her first book:

The Hands on Home:* A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving and Natural Homekeeping.

It’s about keeping a more productive home, kitchen and lifestyle through DIY projects. You save money, time and end up feeling good about what you do.

Good stuff!

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FAQ About Raising Backyard Chickens

As an urban homesteader who owns city chickens, I get asked a lot of questions about the care and maintenance of my flock. I’ve noticed that I get the...

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Day 21 – What to Do When Your Backyard Hen is a “He”

It happened yesterday. I was working in my office at dawn, when I heard a funny noise. {You know what’s coming, right?} It sounded like a sick cat or...

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Day 20 – Mason Bee House From Reclaimed Wood

 Giving Old Wood New Life: Several years ago, I discovered a shop on Etsy that made lovely pieces for the home and garden using reclaimed wood. To this day,...

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Day 19: Garden Show Inspiration & Ideas

Why Visit a Garden Show? There are many garden shows across the country and most happen in late winter or early spring. Everyone has their favorite. Some gardeners go...

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Day 17 – The Backyard Parables & Book Giveaway

“I hope that people will think about the garden’s harvest as more than ripe tomatoes and cutting flowers…To me the ‘other’ part of the harvest… The garden’s life lessons,...

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Day 16 – Online Chicken Keeping Supplies

If you are a city homesteader like me, you don’t have access to a big farm supply store to get equipment for your chickens. Some of my friends who...

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Day 14 – Heirlooms and a Baker Creek Seed Giveaway

Curious about heirloom plants? Or maybe you are already on board the heirloom bandwagon and are just interested in something really unique to grow this season? Well, today’s post...

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Day 13 – Must Fresh Eggs Be Refrigerated?

The most recent  31 Days of Living Homegrown posts have focused a lot on agriculture and our food system. So I thought it was time change it up. Let’s get back...

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