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Made from Scratch Final Discussion – Changing plans to embrace a dream
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Jenna’s move from Idaho to Vermont is chronicled in her new chapter “Moving On.” In it she explains her decision to move to the East Coast, leaving her friends, in order to make a new life in a new state. Homesteading was a major part of her new life. What changes could you make to … Read the Rest

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Made from Scratch Discussion 5 – Work dogs
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A working dog is quite different from a pet. Working dogs need to do their job or their temperament suffers. Can you transform a pet into a working dog? What are your expectations for your animals on your homestead? Jenna describes in beautiful, horrible detail the trauma she suffered when one of her rabbits was … Read the Rest

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Made from Scratch discussion 4 – Work!
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While Jenna manages to work a demanding full-time job as a web designer, she acknowledges that her homesteading takes almost all of her nonwork time. Discuss the basic facts of life working in the 9-5 world and maintaining a homestead as well.  Is it freedom, or another form of work?

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Made from Scratch Discussion 3 – Let’s talk about gardens
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This is a continuation of our discussion on Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. How is the burst in popularity of vegetable gardening relatable to our increasingly unstable food supply? Is it possible to entirely control your food supply?   Explore the idea of cooperative farming. Can today’s urban homesteader make their self-sufficiency dream come … Read the Rest

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Discussion for Made from Scratch – part 2
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We’re continuing our discussion on Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. Jump in whenever you would like! Responsibility Jenna says in her preface, “The work in this book isn’t about playing farmer, it’s about being more responsible for the tasks we’ve become numb to.” Is it a boon to us that food is available all … Read the Rest

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Discussion for Made from Scratch – part 1
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The Polyface Farm Chicks’ book club are reading Made from Scratch this month and next (June & July).  Jenna Woginrich has promised to drop by at some point during the next two months and join the discussions.  Here is the first discussion question. Even if you haven’t started reading the book yet, this one is … Read the Rest

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