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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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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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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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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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Show me one gardener who does not love growing kale in their garden, and I will show you a fake gardener. LOL. I am just kidding with you. However seriously this is usually one of the easiest veggies to grow that often than not you are left with plenty of it at the end of […]

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I was sitting outside on the porch earlier on looking out into the wooded area of our homestead, when something hit me. No it wasn’t a big ole brick or rock. It just occurred to me that we have always been concentrating on looking after our chickens, but had completely forgotten their cousins. That’s how […]

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A great way to collect water for your homestead is to use rain barrels. We built our very ‘complicated’ diy gutterless rain barrel system, a few years back and it still works well for us. However, I still thought it would be fun to share this diy garbage can rain barrel. I love this idea, […]

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When you live out in the woods, things like spiders are almost a common daily occurrence. That does not mean you have to like them though, my daughter is terrified of these things. We have made homemade mosquito repellent before, so I thought we could try this homemade spider repellent recipe. There is one secret […]

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