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It is always a nice idea to have emergency lighting available in your home. I have shared ideas on options such as the diy mason jar solar light or the diy hanging solar lights. There are all viable options, but you can also go old school by learning how to make candles at home. I […]

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For those of us who keep chickens, we know that if we do not keep tags on the feed the a lot of it can often get wasted. You can prevent wastage by building various types of feeders such as the diy no waste chicken feeder and the diy plastic soda bottle feeder. Yet another […]

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If you have a problem with space as well as invading grass in your garden, then I may have just solved your problem. We have built other trellises and raised garden beds in the past but we never thought to combine the two. When you do that you get this diy trellis raised garden box. […]

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There are several different ways you can preserve onions from your garden. Hanging your onions out fresh is probably the most common one. However, I understand that you can go wild and try canning them too. I will try that after, I have mastered the art of dehydrating onions. Why would you want to dehydrate […]

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I decided it was time to add a little bling bling to our garden. Personally I hardly have time to enjoy arts and crafts, but once in a while I do get a little time. The last project I worked on was the diy rope ottoman, which turned out awesome. Let us try these diy […]

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My girls asked for a pet cat the other day. Although the hubby and I are still thinking about it, I decided to do some research on the internet. We feed our dogs this homemade dog food and these homemade dog treats. I would love to be able to feed the cats, homemade cat food […]

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Yeap, you guessed right! Today is grow another exotic weird fruit in your backyard orchard day! LOL. Following successfully growing dragon fruit and most recently growing kumquats, it is only natural that we add more fruit trees. I did some quick research on how to grow custard apples, and I will be sharing that with […]

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Many people dream of having one of these in their backyards, mostly for their children’s enjoyment. However I know of a few who have built these as their main living quarters, instead of staying in a log cabin or just an ordinary tiny budget cedar cabin. Regardless, the question remains how do you build a […]

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Over the years, I have noticed that our chickens really enjoy the natural feed options vs the manufactured ones. That is why we make our own homemade organic chicken feed and have also built the diy chicken salad bar. Here is another option for you to consider these diy chicken grazing boxes. What are grazing […]

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Every plant in your garden was once a seed. If you do not know how to successfully get your seeds germinate and started, then you ultimately have no garden. In the past we have looked at diy egg shell seed starters as well as diy citrus peel seed starters. I found yet another option which […]

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We really enjoy having access to fresh herbs both indoors and outdoors in our backyard garden. in the past I shared with you how to dry your herbs in the oven. What I did not share until now was how to store your dried herbs and spices for long term storage. It is really not […]

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For those of us who love truly gardening, we tend to be eager to learn the many different techniques that are available out there to use. Do you remember the hugelkultur raised garden beds and then the keyhole raised garden bed plans? Well, today I would like to share this ‘upgraded version’ the diy cinder […]

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I grew up enjoying this homemade brew, however I lost the recipe that my grandmother had passed on to me a few years back. Just like the homemade ginger ale beer and homemade ice cream we made in past blogs, I was determined to make my own homemade root beer recipe also. I found a […]

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Since we have a lot of space out back, I am really only interested in growing stuff indoors when they can’t be grown outside in my area. For example, when it comes to growing and also growing in containers. Did you also know that you can grow a lychee tree indoors? If you have seen […]

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I can never get tired of sharing different options for shelter on your homestead. In the past I have shared this diy cabin, this diy earthbag roundhouse & this diy plastic bottle house. Today we will be looking at this diy budget tiny cabin. This is a small but affordable solution, total cost if you […]

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Have you ever tried clipping the hooves of a goat, whilst straddling them? Or even just milking your goats whilst they are tied to either a post or a tree. You probably know then how difficult it is to hold them down. Well, in this case you just need to build yourself this diy goat […]

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Ok, it is time to expand the herb garden. After recently adding saffron and the bay leaf to our collection, I am always looking for more herbs to grow. Today I will share with you some of the research I did on how to grow lemon balm both indoors and outdoors. The scientific name is […]

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Ok, I too have to admit. I have been wanting to try this for a while now, especially after successfully canning sausage and pressure canning chicken in the past. I thought to myself, canning meat could not be that much more difficult. It turns out I was right. You just have to make sure that […]

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Well sometimes on the homestead, you get a little extra time to enjoy your hobbies. This is the time I use to try out fun stuff such as the diy simple outdoor bench and the diy rope ottoman. I saw these on Pinterest, thought they were cool, so now I am going to figure out […]

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OMG! We woke up to the stankiest smell ever. A skunk died close to our homestead and although the hubby managed to remove it, the nasty smell persisted. I have made homemade solutions before such as the homemade fruit and veggie wash and the homemade chicken coop sanitizer so, I jumped on the internet and […]

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