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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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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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Oh yes indeed, another one! We have experimented a bit over the years with various cooking solutions from the diy metal barrel outdoor wood oven to the diy propane wood stove and even the diy mud wood stove. Well today we will add yet another one to the list, this diy mud stove. It is […]

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The funny thing is that I have previously shared a few different solutions as far as chicken waterers are concerned. Remember the diy PVC soda bottle chicken waterer and the diy chicken nipple waterer? Just the other day I ran into yet another great idea for making a homemade chicken drinker. Although they used an […]

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One of the activities we love doing as a family is going out in the woods and foraging for wild fruits. We actually learn a lot and take pictures of stuff we come across, that we may not be familiar with. I saw this diy berry picker idea online, which is going to make things […]

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Hmmm, why on earth would you want to ferment your sausages, you are probably thinking to yourself. Well, its simple really that is how you turn your homemade sausages into what most people call Salami. So without further ado, let us quickly take a look at how to ferment any fresh sausage. The process is […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Who is ready for yet another fun creative diy project? We have successfully completed many projects that re-use old tires such as the diy old tractor tyre pond and growing potatoes in old tire. Most people who see this diy rope ottoman, instantly fall in love with it and want one for their home. I […]

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What does one do with all those potatoes coming fresh from the garden. Well some I have used to make homemade potatoe chips and sometimes I make this¬†Hasselback potato recipe. Every now again I make mashed potatoes, and I have since learnt how to freeze mashed potatoes to save time. If you do not know […]

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All the fun when gardening stops the minute pests and diseases start to attack your plants. We have made various natural concoctions in the past such as the homemade natural garden ant killer. These work well and are gentle on the environment. But how do you get rid of aphids in your garden naturally? Well, […]

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We love our homemade jam over here, and we also enjoy making it. Remember the hstrawberry peach freezer jam and the homemade orange jam we made, in the past. Well today I would love to share with you this old fashioned blackberry jam recipe that I discovered a few months back. Unlike other jam recipes, […]

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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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