Episode 51:  Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency 

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Episode 51: Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency
Episode 51: Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency

Looking to incorporate traditional skills into your homeschool? In Episode 51 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency,” Heather shares what homesteading and self-sufficiency are and what they are not. Plus, learn three practical homesteading skills that you can incorporate into your homeschool this winter and three flowers that can have a homeschooling lesson built right into them!


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And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)

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“Homesteading is a mindset. It is about providing for your family.”—Heather Vogler

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The Winter issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is here. Look inside this edition for homeschool fun and games, how to teach logic and strategy, and writing tips. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy season and snuggle up—hot chocolate in hand—and read this brand-new edition from cover to cover to inspire you as you head into the new year. It’s better on the app!

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