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I can’t believe that as common as this herb is in our kitchens these days, we still have not given it space on this blog. I mean we have already talked about how to grow lemon balm and also how to grow saffron in past blog posts. Today I will go on and share how […]

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Such is life these days, that we always looking for the easiest and fastest way to get stuff. In comes the food dehydrator now you can just dehydrate onions or overnight while you sleep. However, if you still want to do it the hard ‘natural’ way, then you want to learn how to dry herbs […]

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Posted in Canning, Random Ideas

As a gardener it is wise, to not only rely on the official gardening season, but to also be actively involved in container gardening. This will allow you to grow stuff throughout the year either inside your house or using a greenhouse. With that in mind, let us take a look at how to grow […]

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The funny thing, is I have made and used this sauce for many years, it just occurred to me that I still haven’t shared this with you guys. I mean after all I have shared all my other recipes from the homemade grape juice recipe to the homemade root beer recipe. Today let us add […]

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For some strange reason, I have always found it funny that some nuts come from trees. Don’t ask me why, that is just how it is! LOL. Anywho we have grown a couple of nut trees around the homestead, remember the medjool dates and the hazelnuts? Well, it is always fun to add more so […]

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Ok, the first time I saw those Dyson bladeless fans, I totally freaked out! I was like WOW, how on earth did they do that? As you may have seen with the various diy projects we have undertaken on this blog like the diy terrariums and the diy crocheted hammock, it is usually easier than […]

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Yes, why don’t we talk about the one vegetable that most people love to hate. I admit asparagus is not for everyone, I personally love it and that is why I learnt how to grow asparagus a few years back. Nowadays, I just enjoy the fruits of my labor every year. With so much of […]

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This post is for the lazy gardeners, yes I am talking to you! LOL. Oh well I guess, even those that are not lazy could do with a little help from one of these systems. Just like the diy self watering rain gutter garden and the diy self watering earthbox, you can also use this […]

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If you are familiar with the wine making process, then you probably just got excited from reading the title. You are thinking OMG juicy grapes… stomping in a wooden barrel… squish squish. Let me the bearer of bad new, NO we will not be stomping on grapes with our bare feet for this homemade grape […]

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Judging from the name, one would think that this is some type of mango, right? Well you would be wrong this is yet another one of those popular SUPER fruits, such as promagranates and  dragon fruit. As you know I love experimenting with all these exotic fruits, this is why I went online to research […]

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I do believe your goats will love you even more every time you add new things for them to pay with. The good thing is that there is so many ideas for things to add to their playground, remember the diy toys for your goats? You could also construct this diy wooden goat perch and […]

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Sowing tiny seeds can be a pain in the you know what! I have tried many different solutions in the past including this diy seed planting board. With each attempt I make the process a little easier and less stressful. Recently, I found out that you could also use this diy handheld seed sower. You […]

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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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