Matthew Davies Blog

Ways to Stay Safe on The Ice

In case you missed it earlier this month, the foremost authority in the animal kingdom, Punxsutawney Phil, has predicted there will be an early spring. Of course, local groundhog predictions may vary from region to region and country to country. At any rate, spring is just around the corner, prompting me, Matthew Davies, to address…
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How to Move a Beehive

Moving beehives is my least favorite part of beekeeping. Most hobbyists don’t often have to move their hives, but occasionally an issue will arise where it will need to be done. After hearing about several of these moves gone wrong, I decided I needed to write this how-to guide. What You Need to Know There’s…
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How to Homeschool When You Live Off-Grid

If you are dreaming of one day living off-grid, there are many things you must consider before pulling the plug. One such consideration should be how you are going to educate your children. While some families choose to send their children to local public or private schools, others prefer to homeschool. Although I, Matthew Davies,…
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Using Docks to Catch Big Fish

Over the years, I, Matthew Davies, have spent countless days on the banks of lakes, rivers, and streams attempting to catch a fish. Likewise, I have spent hundreds of hours on the ice with the same dream. Recently, I sat down and thought about all the fish I have ever caught and something became abundantly…
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Tips for Beekeeping with Children

I, Matthew Davies, was recently talking with other parents about beekeeping with my kids. They expressed disbelief that I would expose my young children to such a danger. It took more than an hour to make them a little more comfortable with the idea. That discussion inspired this blog, so I’d like to take this…
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Homestead Chores for Kids

Living off the land brings with it a lot of hard work. This means that everyone in the family will need to pitch in. Whether it is your toddler or your teenager, there is always something children can do to lend a helping hand. In this blog, I, Matthew Davies, and going to cover the…
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Buying Tips for Getting into Ice Fishing

The dog days of summer are over and winter is now in full swing. If you live in a place that offers ice fishing, you are no doubt considering your options for continuing to pursue your hobby in a colder environment. I, Matthew Davies, know that it is hard to get into a different mindset…
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How to Store Honey at Home

Storing honey can be tricky, leaving both beekeepers and customers confused about the best ways to store their honey at home. Many people believe that crystallization, also known as sugaring, indicates that the honey has gone bad. In fact, one of the most common searches on Google about honey crystallization asks if honey should be…
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Ways to Make Money While Living Off-Grid

As is true for many people, one of the homesteader’s primary worries is that they will have enough money to afford the things they need. Just because people living off-grid do not have the same types of bills as people living on the grid, does not mean they will not need to pay for things…
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Tips for Fishing with Kids

It seems kids today are not interested in doing the same things we used to do thirty years ago. When I, Matthew Davies, was a kid, I could be found anywhere except inside my house. I would ride bikes or skateboards with my friends, participate in sports, or hang out with my dad fishing. Nowadays,…
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