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For those of us who have been gardening for years, we know and understand the importance of saving some seeds from your garden. I remember writing a post on this blog on how to save your tomato heirloom seeds. Last week I learn how to make your very own diy seed vault. What is a […]

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Guess what? There is no Pizza Hut home delivery out here on the homestead. So when we feel for some pizza, we actually have to make it ourselves. For baking the pizza we use the diy $5 pizza oven, which makes some delicious pizza. For the sauce, I use this homemade pizza sauce recipe. This […]

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Today was one of those days when I woke up feeling like doing the almost impossible. We have discussed growing grapes in containers already in the past. However, I decided I would give growing grapes from seeds another shot today. The first attempt was a dismal failure. lol Ok, if you do not already know […]

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There are many different structures you can build on your homestead to provide some sort of shelter from the elements. Some of the more popular ones we have discussed in the past are the diy log cabin and more recently the diy wofati log cabin. Here is yet another option for you, this diy earthbag […]

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If you are keeping chickens on your homestead, I hope you know how important it is to keep your chicken coop clean. I already use the diy chicken coop deodorizer to eliminate the bad odors that often find their way out of there. Recently, I have also started using this homemade chicken coop sanitizer. This […]

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Gardening can be lots of fun, especially when everything goes smoothly. There are a few things that an affect your garden like a drought, pests and diseases. We have looked at how to get rid of slugs with beer and how to fight tomato blight using pennies in a previous post, today I want to […]

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I have slowly become a fan of jam making over the years. I never really used to make much if any at all. However after making the homemade raspbery jam and homemade strawberry freezer jam recipe, I now enjoy the process more these days. A few weeks back, I ran into this strawberry peach jam […]

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Our garden has always been in an open area out in the back. However, our dogs have started making it their playground, so I was looking for a way to keep them out. I found someone who had a similar problem online and they built this diy all natural garden stick fence. It is a […]

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Have you ever heard the old saying chicken tastes better, well marinated. Well probably not, because I just made it up. We have tried a lot of homemade versions from homemade tomato ketchup to the homemade naan bread recipe. Today I am going to share with you this homemade chicken marinade recipe. It has been […]

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I woke up this morning in a ‘fruity’ mood, I just felt like adding more fruit trees to our ever expanding orchard. We have already grown lychee tree from seed and most recently we successfully managed to grow apricot trees from seed, so the next thing on our list was how to grow nectarines from […]

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Getting some sort of stove or cooking place set up was one of the first things we did when we we starting off. We have since build various cooking stations from the diy propane tank wood stove, to the diy beer keg rocket stove and the diy tandoori oven. Today I wanted to share with […]

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My good friend Sally visited me the other day and was surprised that I had not implemented this in my coops. Especially after she saw my diy chicken poop hammock, she was confused why I would go so ‘fancy’ and had never thought of using the deep litter method for chickens. This method can be […]

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We have previously talked a lot about different composting methods and tools. Do you remember the diy 3 bin compost, diy $5 compost bin or the diy compost tumbler. They all work and have their various advantages as well as disadvantages. Let us add another method into the mix, I am talking about trench composting. […]

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Just when you thought those pennies you have been collecting in that jar on top of your fridge were useless, you run into this post. You have probably been doing everything else right with your tomatoes, including prunning them. Now you can fight the dreaded tomato blight using pennies. Due to many centuries of use, […]

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I don’t know if it is good or bad luck but I came into a whole batch of serrano peppers just the other day. I will not go into the details, but I have since decided that since I was able to can pickled jalapenos last year, I should be able to succed in canning […]

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Although we are currently using this diy compost toilet system and not the traditional flush toilet system, I still felt obliged to share this homemade toilet cleaning bombs recipe with my blog readers. I am pretty certain that someone will find it useful, and will thank me for sharing as often is the case. If […]

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Are you ready to grow some black gold? Yes, apparently that is what some people call the peppercorn plant, since it is very popular, extremely expensive and in very high demand. We have grown other spices in the past such as turmeric, so today we will look at growing black pepper too. Unfortunately it is […]

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Since one of the first main concerns when you move on to a new homestead is finding shelter, I like to share different ideas on this blog. In the past we have looked at the diy tiny house plans and the diy log cabin. Just the other day I ran into a new concept I […]

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Anything that saves you a lot of time and effort is always welcome on the homestead. We already have this diy pig feeder, but still have to make regular trips to ensure they still have water. The hubby discovered the perfect solution just last week, this diy automatic pig waterer. This simple but effective way […]

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We always want gardening to be fun, right? That is why I always try to share with you guys little tricks and techniques I pick up that could make the process less tedious and more fun. For example, do you remember the diy quare foot garden template? Today, let us look at how to easily […]

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