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Are you familiar with expensive herbs? So expensive that world renowned chefs use sparingly in their dishes which they normally charge an arm and a leg for. But do not worry you won’t have to folk out that kinda money to enjoy this herb/spice, because we are going to explore how to grow saffron in […]

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So earlier this year I discovered how to make my basil plants bushier, which meant that I ended up with a lot of basil. Some of it will be frozen and the rest dried for later use. Another great way to preserve your basil is to make this homemade pesto sauce recipe. This is a […]

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Have you ever tasted currants? If not, then you definitely must try them one of these days. We are already growing blackberries or strawberries and on our homestead. Yesterday afternoon I decided to do some research on how to grow currants and add them to our ever growing list of edibles. What I love about […]

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Most people do not enjoy the cold. I know of one person only who loves the cold weather, my cousin Sam. Anywho, we have built some fire pits before like the diy washing machine drum fire pity The other day I found an even easier one, this diy fire pit built from pavers. If you […]

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We hardly ever talk about the little goats, the ‘kids’ on here. Hence today I decided to give them a little blog time, just like I have done for the baby chicks in past posts. In particular today let us take a look at this awesome diy goat kid warmer idea I bumped into on […]

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When I first started gardening, I really never used to bother with pruning my plants. Except for pruning tomatoes, I pretty much left all the other plants to grow in peace. Then my good old friend Suzy, taught me one lazy afternoon how to prune basil, I have never looked back. What are the advantages […]

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Since I was a little girl, one thing my mother taught me was to try and use as much of any produce from your garden as possible. Did you know that after canning your tomato juice instead of throwing them away, you can use the skins to make homemade tomato powder? I am actually surprised […]

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When it comes to making compost for our garden, I always welcome trying different methods and systems. In the past we have used the diy milk crate composter as well as the diy compost tumbler very successfully. Just the other day I came across this diy cinder block compost bin idea. You can literally just […]

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I can’t believe I still had not featured this basic homemade recipe on this blog yet. Come to think of if there haven’t really been any juice recipes I have shared with you guys. Anyway today we are going to change that with this homemade apple juice recipe. This simple recipe only requires three ingredients […]

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I know what you are thinking… oh no here we go again with the strange name fruits. LOL. Worry not this fruit is actually in the citrus family, similar to oranges, mandarins and lemon. So without wasting anymore time, let us look at how to grow kumquats. Surprisingly Kumquat trees is a very easy fruit […]

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Most of the ‘outdoor’ benches or chairs we have built in the past have been for the patio. Remember the diy wood pallet bench and the diy wood pallet sofa? Well today I thought we could take a look at this diy simple outdoor bench, which you can place in your backyard or even the […]

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We love collecting eggs from our chickens everyday, which you are used for various cooking recipes around the house. The problem with nesting boxes with a straw or shavings bottom lining is dirty and often cracked eggs. This diy easy clean chicken nesting boxes idea, maybe be just the solution you need. You do not […]

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I never miss an opportunity to add new herbs to our ever growing selection. Although this one has tree like characteristics it is actually a herb and is used as such. If you missed the headline, I am talking about growing bay leaf. The scientific name is Laurus Nobilis, and its origins are in the […]

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When it comes to preserving your fruits for the long term, freezing is one of my favorite methods. I have already discussed freezing grapes as well as freezing fresh kale, in previous posts. I decided that today we take a look at how to freeze fresh raspberries in this post. Unlike canning the process of […]

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Gardening needs time for preparations, if you really want to have the best soil for you plants. Remember the 3 diy garden soil tests and the diy vegetable garden soil process. Well these are some of the things we need to do as gardeners to prepare your soil for planting. It does not matter if […]

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If there is one thing that my Momma always told us as we grew up, it is to trust natural remedies and use them first before turning to synthetic medications. That is why you have seen me feature remedies like the homemade cough and cold syrup and the homemade pain relief cream on this blog. […]

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If you have a sweet tooth you will absolutely love today’s post. Unlike when we made homemade hot fudge recipe or homemade pancake syrup recipe this is actually 100% all natural ‘candy’. What am I on about? Well let us look at how to grow a medjool date palm from seed, so you can enjoy […]

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I was in the mood for a simple diy project to pass the time, and remembered this diy wood pallet desk, that I had bookmarked online. The last project I did that re-used wood pallets was the diy wood pallet hose holder, which turned out to be a lot of fun too. Why is this […]

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The reason most of us keep chickens on our homestead is so that we can have a free daily supply of organic fresh eggs. Before you go wild building your diy garden shed chicken coop or diy old swing set chicken coop, it would be very wise to take some time trying to select the […]

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More often than not, when you think of a homestead, you visualize a wooded area. In fact many wanna be homesteaders would prefer getting access to untouched spaces like this. They can then go ahead and build everything from scratch, usually constructing a log cabin for shelter. But have you ever wondered how to turn […]

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