Di-Anne Seebregts

Di-Anne Devenish Seebregts was raised in an environment where daily life consisted of hiking, environmental conservation, growing fruit and vegetables, and raising poultry for meat and eggs. She combined her passion for the writing word with her love of the pride that comes with not relying on others. She raised three children (who are now adults) to value the environment, and understand the value of being self-sufficient.

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10 Things Homesteaders Always Get Wrong

Homesteading is not the idealistic, blissful lifestyle that magazines and news articles make it out to be, at least, not all the time. Realistically, it requires a lot of good planning, researching, preparation and maintenance of land, finances, resources, crops (big or small), and livestock. Before you take the plunge into homesteading on a large …

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The 14 Most Effective Non-Electric Washing Machines

If you’re anything like me, your washing machine is probably your favorite appliance in the entire house. I use my washer and dryer practically every day, but that’s not exactly something I’m proud of. After all, the average washing machine uses several dozen gallons of water per cycle, and more soap and detergent than I’d …

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