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Growing Peanuts

This year my girlfriend and I were talking about our garden, when something about peanuts came up. At that instant, we looked at each other and said, we can try to grow peanuts! After a little…Continue

Started Oct 31, 2012

 

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Matt Volz commented on HOMEGROWN.org's video
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Hop Farming in New Jersey

"Love this vid too! I have been homebrewing for years and grow some of my own hops. I would love to do something like this for local breweries!"
Dec 10, 2012
Matt Volz shared HOMEGROWN.org's video on Google +1
Dec 10, 2012
Matt Volz commented on Matt Volz's status
"I normally leave in primary fermenter for 2 weeks, transfer to a secondary for 1-2 weeks, then to a keg for conditioning and carbonation. So for ales it normally takes 4-6 weeks. Lagers take longer due to colder fermentation temps."
Dec 10, 2012
Jennifer commented on Matt Volz's status
"Had two homebrews from a friend over the weekend: a small beer and a coriander ale. Both great but the coriander, in particular, was just beautiful. How long are you fermenting your winter ale, total?"
Dec 10, 2012
Matt Volz posted a status
"Transfered my winter ale to the secondary fermenter yesterday. Took a sip. Not bad, but needs to condition a few more weeks."
Dec 10, 2012
Matt Volz commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'Biodiversity in Okra'
"Hmmm... Pickled okra? Interesting. We grew 4 or 5 rows of okra about 10 or 12 foot long this year. Sooo, needless to say we have alot of okra!! Most of it we blanched and froze either plain or breaded. Never thought of pickling it. I would be…"
Dec 9, 2012
Charlyn commented on Matt Volz's blog post 'What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)'
"I think we are workingtowards the same thing--simplfying your life  so you have time to do what you love, rather than working to support a life you don't.   I like living in town so that I don't have to drive everywhere."
Nov 24, 2012
Matt Volz posted a status
"Lol,Jennifer. I will let ya know how it turns out."
Nov 20, 2012
Jennifer commented on Matt Volz's status
"Rats. If only you were closer by, I would selflessly volunteer to help you taste test—purely for your benefit, of course."
Nov 19, 2012
Matt Volz posted a status
"Brewing up a spiced winter ale today with orange peel. Should be delicious:) I will know in about 4-6 weeks"
Nov 19, 2012
HOMEGROWN.org commented on Matt Volz's blog post 'What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)'
"For interested parties, here is Charlyn's blog post that Matt references up top."
Nov 14, 2012
Matt Volz commented on Matt Volz's blog post 'What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)'
"Thanks MisA. I will give it a read."
Nov 10, 2012
MisAnthrope commented on Matt Volz's blog post 'What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)'
"Hi Matt,  I enjoyed your post and share your idea of homesteading.   I read a great essay awhile back by Bob Black  called The Abolition of Work.  Some of its kind of wordy, but you might enjoy it.  It ties in to your…"
Nov 9, 2012
Matt Volz replied to Paul Lueders's discussion 'Build a Food Dehydrator' in the group Food Preservation
"Awesome! Great job. I wanna build one!"
Nov 9, 2012
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What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)

Homesteading to me is being able to survive and thrive with my own skills and knowledge without having to rely so much on others. This kinda goes against Charlyn's post. Sorry, Charlyn, no disrespect at all. But the way I see homesteading, is to be as self sufficient on your own, only to go to town to get necessary supplies or trade things you have for things that others may have.I believe that we rely way too much on the modern conveniences that over the years we get so adapted to, that we…See More
Nov 9, 2012
Matt Volz commented on Matt Volz's status
"Thanks alot Jennifer. That pretty much answered it. I just thought I could put a post about growing peanuts on the plant and grow area, but thats ok. I just wrote up a small discussion about it. Thanks so much for your help. Love this site!"
Oct 31, 2012

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A bit about me:
I live in southeatern Indiana. I will call myself a half assed homesteader, because I work full time elsewhere to make eds meet. And I rey on alot of other modern conveniences that one could live without, but its so much easier with them.

If it costs more than I want to pay,I do without it. If I can make it or build it, I do it myself. I grow my own garden, get deer and wild game for meat. A modern pioneer:) Lol
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Browned deer burger, slow cooked with homegrown sweet corn, green beans, and limabeans, with homemade corn bread
Currently reading:
cdl training manual
Currently listening to:
nothing
My latest DIY project:
chicken house
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
searching the web
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http://motherearthnews

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What I strive for (what homesteading means to me)

Homesteading to me is being able to survive and thrive with my own skills and knowledge without having to rely so much on others. This kinda goes against Charlyn's post. Sorry, Charlyn, no disrespect at all. But the way I see homesteading, is to be as self sufficient on your own, only to go to town to get necessary supplies or trade things you have for things that others may have.

I believe that we rely way too much on the modern conveniences that over the years we get so adapted to,…

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 1:21pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:22pm on October 30, 2012, Jennifer said…

Heya, Matt. There's a lot here—but it can take a while to learn your way around, and we're always in the process of trying to streamline and clarify. If you find yourself bumping your head against anything, or if you have suggestions for improvements, please yell! We love feedback.

At 11:56am on October 30, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Matt. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us—although my mouth is watering over your deer burger with HOMEGROWN sweet corn, beans, and cornbread, and it’s nowhere near lunchtime yet. Sounds like you’re a pro at figuring out how to do things yourself. I hope you’ll be game for sharing photos and descriptions of some of your projects in our member blog, The Stew. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

 
 
 

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