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  1. I've enjoyed watching some of your videos on You Tube! On one of the videos, you mentioned a mixture that you use to prevent blight. Could you please share the recipe you use? Thank you!

  2. I was watching a blog and wanted to share the name of the rooster with you. This rooster has 5 toes and it keeps him from hurting the ladies because he is gentle and gets a better hold. He is called a Salmon Faberol. I have no idea if the spelling is correct but I think you will be able to tell what I mean. He is a French rooster. Hope this helps.

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  4. Hi, how are you? Let me introduce myself. I’m Tracy Robinson with the Essential Homestead blog. I’m a certified aromatherapist, homesteader, and homeschooling mama. I also have a homestead in the appalachian mountains. Your blog is amazing. I read a lot of your content. Would you be interested in connecting?
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  5. Love your program and just finished watching the one about your septic tank and it brought to mind something I've been doing for l5 years since I first bought my house and had the septic pumped...A good ole local guy who did the pumping told me that if I put a couple packages of fleischman's yeast down my toilet once a month that I would never have to pump again. l5 years later...no pumping :) Just thought I would pass along the tip. God bless...you remind me of me 50 years ago :)

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  7. Just a quick note. I have about 6 or 8 Buff Roosters hatched in early summer this year, want to give them away to someone who needs fresh blood in their flock. Free. they are destroying my hens and I don't have time to butcher. (clsmi@yahoo.com)

    thank you budsmi

  8. Patara,
    I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share your journey on YouTube with others. We enjoy watching your channel daily! Last fall we decided to start a vlog on our journey to share with others. That inspiration to do that came from you and a few others like Justin Rhodes, Deep South Homestead, & Big Family Homestead. Your blog has been very helpful as well. Our YouTube channel is Natural Living Homestead. I wanted to take a moment and introduce my self & thank you for sharing your journey with others! Please feel free to contact me anytime at www.naturallivingmom@gmail.com

  9. Hi Patara,
    I just watnted to say I love your youtube channel and everything you do. I am new to homesteading and have 4 hens I live in Idaho and this is the hens first winter and what a cold one. They are in a small coop with expansion pen and seem ok they are not laying much anymore.I did notice they have some frostebite on there combs some of them are white. What should I do?I have researched and hear so many different opinions.So I thought I'd ask you? Thanks do much and blessings to you and your family!

    Sincerley, Laura from The Humble Homemaker youtube channel.

  10. I'm ready to move to the country!

  11. Hi! My name is Tabitha I am 22 years old and I've loved gardening and the old fashioned life since infancy. Being raised by my grandparents and great grandparents it's not hard to understand why. I have instilled in me the knowledge of so so many generations. Lessens I will not soon forget. But out of all of this knowledge I lack education in the "art" of homesteading. By watching yours and Stary's videos I've gained so much. My boyfriend and I have been talking for the last 2 years about starting our own homestead. I would love to chat with you about what to expect and run some ideas by you to see if they sound logical for our situation. Seeing as my grandparents have all passed on, I really have had no guidance since I've become an adult (18). You've got no idea how much it would mean to me.
    Sincerely, Tabitha-Sue
    The lonely beginner...

  12. Hey! How about an old guy's point of view? I watch your channel all the time. Some of the things you talk about bring back very fond memories of growing up in the woods and some of the things you talk about are brand new to me! In either case, I seem to leave your channel with a smile more often than not. Outstanding work and thank you for letting us peek into your life. That alone takes great courage.

  13. Hi Patara just wanted to let you know that I love your videos and the fact that you not only speak the truth but also the fact that there is no pretense about you at all and that you are not afraid to put your self out there for us all to not only learn, be inspired by you, but also respect in that you are living what you believe in. You also bring a blessed mixed sense of humbleness, sincerity, quirkiness, and most of all gratitude which is not often seen anymore and I come away feeling blessed after watching your videos. I also wanted to let you know that I am working toward that route as well although I live in an apartment and right I am re-learning how to can (haven't canned since I was like 8 or 9 yrs old) and since I am saving any extra money towards my goal of buying a small homestead I am pinching pennies but have been able to build my food storage for pretty much free. Your followers may be interested to know that at Dollar General each Wednesday you can print or get a coupon for $3 off $15 and on Saturday a coupon for $5 dollars off $25 (sometimes $30) and combine that with coupons and you can get your beans, rice, baking soda for free and during canning season use that to go towards buying jars for canning and you save a whole lot of money. Also if anyone if fortunate enough to either know some or kin to someone who works in a restaurant they can get free 4 or 5 gal buckets (granted they might have been filled with pickles but that is nothing that baking soda can't fix).

  14. Thank you, Thank you. I can't thank you enough for all the information on getting and having a cow. I knew some of it but had taken into consideration a lot of the other things you mentioned.
    I have asked 3 other people about a goat challenge I have. I am wondering if you would consider contacting me at rephidimgal18@yahoo.com to give me some much needed advice. To this date none of the people I have contacted have gotten back with me. Guess they are too busy or they don't choose to respond questions, but say they would love your questions. I understand that you are extremely busy and will understand if you don't have the time, please just let me know.
    Keep on keeping it real, there are so many of us out here that want to here the truth about 'real life' homesteading and not fluff.
    Again, thank you once again.

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  16. Dear Patara,
    I have followed your channel on YouTube for several years now and have always enjoyed your content. I would like to ask a small favor. I don't know if it has been affecting your channel but you may have at least heard of all the problems recently with YouTube monetization flagging and videos/channels being deleted. Mr Jorg Sprave has created the YouTube Union to address this and has recently had his first talks with representatives of YouTube. I ask that you take a minute to check out his Facebook page and prayerfully consider adding your voice to the cause.

  17. Dear Patara,

    I have been watching your channel on YouTube for a while and have a question for you about Bees. Is there a better way to email or message you?

  18. Dear Patara,

    I have been watching your channel on YouTube for a while and have a question for you about Bees. Is there a better way to email or message you?

  19. You have a beautiful voice! I would love to hear you sing the song "In my Tennessee Mountain Home" by Dolly Parton. It's an old one but it is so sweet to hear. Thanks for all you do.

  20. I've only bee watching you on YouTube for 4 or 5 months and I was sad when you wasn't on for the past 2 months! So I prayed for your family hoping you all was ok. So I'm truly sorry for your loss. And looking forward to the next chapter in your life. Sending much love to you and your husband and sons. Stay well.

  21. Hello. I have some questions for you ma'am. First let me start by saying that i am sorry for your loss as well. I pray things will get better. I am not sure if you are aware but maybe you are about what is going on in the world today but this has forced me to look into this lifestyle as I am tired of paying a mortgage with the doubling up on property taxes this government is doing. I am looking for like minded people to either be around or to join as a group for what is approaching upon us all. Lack of food and everything else. I have only been gardening for the last 3 years but would like to continue. I am a veteran of the military who is single and handy with most tools. I am a small woman about to turn 50 with no children and one dog. I was hoping that you could tell me about the area in ashe county for a african american woman and hopefully that does not matter much. I know i will still have to work and I am trying to finish my degree in accounting as well. I have learned from my experience and from watching and talking with bear independent and the revolting man that there is strength in numbers. I see a lot of videos out there from people homesteading and living off grid and I hope they have more people living and working with them than what we see.Please forgive me if i misspell a couple of words I am typing fast. If you could give me some direction it would help a lot. I have a some what large home and will be downsizing as it is just me. Thank you for spreading the knowledge that many of us need to hear.