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3 Forgotten Ways The Pioneers Built Fires Without Wood

3 Forgotten Ways The Pioneers Built Fires Without Wood

I’m fortunate to call the windswept prairie of the Great Plains my home. If you get out of farm country, it’s just grass as far as you can see. In fact, there are still places nearly unchanged since pioneers first tried settling this area more than 100 years ago. Although quiet and expansive, there are ...

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7 Ways The Old-Timers Knew It Was Time To Tap

7 Ways The Old-Timers Knew It Was Time To Tap

Tapping trees to make syrup is an annual late-winter-into-spring tradition for many homesteaders. One of the keys to a successful syruping season is timing, and as is true with many homesteading activities, timing is all about the weather. Nowadays, we ...

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