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When it comes to growing things from seeds, bananas rank high up on one of the difficult ones to get to germinate. We have grown olive trees from seeds already and grown kiwi fruit from seeds too. Then I found another guy online who has figured out how to grow banana trees from seed. Here […]

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I guess we are going to call this, the year of the hammock. Maybe its because once you go hammock you never go back. Earlier this year we had our hands full with this diy hammock stand. Well I decided to try make a different version, this diy crocheted hammock. Unlike the other one, this […]

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I know they have personally not been able to express their appreciation, but I can always tell that my girls love the treats I make for them. They really enjoy the homemade chicken pops recipe and also the homemade chicken scratch recipe. Today I decided to add something else into the mix, these homemade chicken […]

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Unfortunately if you want to enjoy fruit from your backyard or homestead, you are going to have to plant some trees. In the past we have grown cherry  trees from seed and grown mango trees from seed, but when it came to transplanting some of the trees didn’t make it. It turns out you have […]

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As we slowly creep towards to that time of the season when one starts to ponder how they are going to store all this produce, I have decided to take it one veggie at a time. Thankfully I was able to grow rhubarb successfully this year, I understand you can freeze it but I think […]

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Ok, these are not like Easter bunny hops, just in case you are wondering. Most people would probably not know what these are unless they are involved with beer making. I only heard about them from the hubby who has decided to learn how to grow his own hops, for his new hobby beer making. […]

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What is the difference between a fudgesicle and a popsicle? Who cares they all taste really good especially in the heat of summer. We made homemade ice cream before and those were a hit. Nevertheless I still decided to try my luck with this homemade fudgesicle recipe I found online. I love this recipe! Not […]

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Who says you have to head down to the Mediterranean to enjoy some fresh olives? After successfully growing cherry trees from seeds or growing banana trees from seeds it was time to try something different. So we decided on giving growing olive trees from seeds a go. We did our research and the best method […]

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I can’t tell you who loves grilling more the hubby or yours truly, but this does not matter because when the season is upon us, we grill almost every single day. We have built the diy homemade bbq barrel and the diy portable toolbox grill for our camping trips. We wanted to take things up a […]

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When it comes to our chicken feed we are always experimenting with different things. I understand that different types of feed have different benefits, for example the homemade organic chicken feed recipe and the homemade chicken scratch recipe for your chickens. Today we are going to look at making homemade fermented chicken feed. So why […]

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This would probably be of more use to someone with a limited space for gardening, than for us. However, I should admit that just like our diy planter, this will probably look just as good on our front porch. Are you ready to look into how to build this diy vertical clay pot garden? The […]

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Yep, its all fun and games when you are growing your onions in your garden. You are trying to either grow as many as you possibly can or as large as you possibly can. What do you do with the excess when the season is over? Well one of the best ways to preserve onions […]

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Many times on this blog we have talked about composting. We have even built many different bins, from the diy 3 bin compost bin to the diy $5 compost bin. One of my favorite aunts favorite type of natural fertilizer is the diy chicken poop fertilizer. Chicken poop is free, well if you have some […]

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Yeah, I love to make a lot of homemade stuff to replace everyday things around the household. Just last month we made the homemade natural air freshner and the homemade hand sanitizer. Today I am going to present a new idea to you, homemade cling wrap. Just like aluminum foil, this can end up costing you […]

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For the love of exotic and often superfood fruits, I am never one to shy away from tasting a new fruit. After learning how to grow dragon fruit and growing passion fruit, what can stop me from growing promegranates ,nothing I say! The really good part is, you only need to get your hands on […]

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Having a natural pond on your homestead is always best, but in case you do not have one and you would still want to have one, then it is nice to know that you can still build one. There is this diy recycled tractor tire pond that you can easily build yourself. This is another […]

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We probably use herbs for a lot of things already, mostly cooking though. At anyone time I personally have alot of different herbs growing from peppermint, to basil and even lavender. I recently discovered that herbs could also be used in chicken nesting boxes. Why on earth would you place herbs in the nesting boxes? […]

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Every now and again I like to dabble in container vegetable gardening. This usually allows me to continue gardening throughout the winter. In the past we have grown in papaya in containers and even in cauliflower in containers. Today, I thought we could take a look at how to grow spinach in containers. If you […]

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Almost every season we have always grown some bell peppers in our garden. Lately we have started having a lot more surplus, we should perhaps reduce our growing space. Another alternative, I heard besides canning or freezing them would be to dehydrate the bell peppers. I love dehydrating stuff, usually you can store so much […]

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Ok, so just because I now live on the homestead does not mean that I cannot keep up with current trends, especially when we still have access to the internet. So the other day I was introduced to microgreens, which are just tiny versions of vegetables you already grow in your garden. I have since […]

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