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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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Are you ready for yet another awesome wood pallet project? I do not believe we can ever make too many of these. I had so much fun with the diy wood pallet outdoor bar and the diy wood pallet bench, so I have no doubt in my mind that building this diy wood pallet sofa […]

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Often we get carried away with the grown up stuff and forget the little ones too have to endure and enjoy the homestead lifestyle. I have in past made things like homemade fudgesicles for my girls. Today, I wanted to try something super fun like how to make homemade bubbles. What I love about this […]

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I can’t tell you who loves grilling more the hubby or yours truly, but this does not matter because when the season is upon us, we grill almost every single day. We have built the diy homemade bbq barrel and the diy portable toolbox grill for our camping trips. We wanted to take things up a […]

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Yeah, I love to make a lot of homemade stuff to replace everyday things around the household. Just last month we made the homemade natural air freshner and the homemade hand sanitizer. Today I am going to present a new idea to you, homemade cling wrap. Just like aluminum foil, this can end up costing you […]

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We probably use herbs for a lot of things already, mostly cooking though. At anyone time I personally have alot of different herbs growing from peppermint, to basil and even lavender. I recently discovered that herbs could also be used in chicken nesting boxes. Why on earth would you place herbs in the nesting boxes? […]

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Today’s post is more for inspiration, that a project that we will be taking on. We already have  a better diy outdoor solar shower set up on our homestead. However, I am pretty sure someone out there will be inspired by this other diy basic homestead outdoor shower idea. It is meant to be very […]

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Normally after your wood fire dies, you just collect all the ash and either throw it away or just leave it in place especially when it is the rainy season. That is exactly what we used to do until our neighbor schooled us on how to use wood ash in our garden. Wood ash is […]

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