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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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Every now again you see something that you don’t need but you always tell yourself I gotta have that. The last time I remember we made the diy wood pallet planter box and before that was the diy plumbing pipe firewood holder. They both came out good, I am hoping this diy wood floating shelf […]

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You would think that with an incubator you would be able to select any egg your chicken hatches and pop it in there to turn into a baby chick. Well we found out the hard way after setting up our new diy chicken egg incubator, that not all ways are created equal. So I went […]

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Just like dried raisins, I love my dried cranberries too. They make a great snack amongst many other things. Remember we have talked about how to dehydrate fresh cherries and how to dehydrate strawberries. So it should really be a similar process when it comes to dehydrating cranberries. You are going to need to pull […]

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I think when one thinks of a homestead kitchen, there is always one thing that features in it which is at least one dutch oven. The funny thing is although we have been living out here for a couple of years now, I have actually never used a dutch oven for baking, until this afternoon. […]

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There are many vegetables that you can grow in your garden that require support, in order to grow well. We have built different trellis in previous posts like the diy wood pallet pumpkin trellis and the diy tomato trellis. The diy sandwich board A frame we are going to look at today is perfect for […]

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Alright, I have a confession to make. I have been secretly wishing for a hammock for many years now. We have recently built the diy one plywood board chairs, but yeah I still want that hammock. I was going to hang it between two trees in our backyard, but that did not seem safe enough. […]

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