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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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