What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading?

I love to read (and to write) about homesteading - homesteading skills, stories from the homestead, homesteaders dreams. But what is homesteading? What's the difference between a homestead, a smallholding and a farm? And why do I want to be a homesteader? What are homesteading skills? 
I'll try to answer a few of those questions... 

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How to make marzipan

How to make marzipan

Last fall, we had a "bad" almond harvest. It wasn't worth taking the almonds we got to the Cooperativa to sell; however, we were still left with big bags full of almonds. We gave some away, ate a few, put almonds into food as much as we could, a lot were eaten by guests - but this summer there's still a lot left, and with a new almond harvest coming up (in September-October), it was time to do something with it. First we made Amaretto... then we tried Marzipan. 

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