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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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It happened this winter, when I ran into this soup recipe that needed fresh zucchini that I really wanted to make but had to postpone until the gardening season after we grow some more zucchini. This season I have decided to look into how to freeze fresh zucchini, for use in the winter. If you […]

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Hey, I know we live off grid but yes we also wanted a nice lawn in out backyard and a little section on the front too for the kids to play on. We usually use this homemade natural organic fertilizer to try give our lawn a boost. A few weeks back I tried some new […]

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Alright, I seriously thought I was going to give wood pallet projects a rest for a few weeks or even months. After the diy wood pallet outdoor bar and the diy wood pallet goat barn recently, they are cheap projects but sometimes time consuming. Anyway, I saw this diy wood pallet bench and I was […]

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Although I love my food fresh, since we live out here there are some things that we buy canned. You know cans can take more space than you want to even canning jars that is why we had to build that diy wood pallet canning pantry. However today we shall be looking at building this […]

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Today I decided to focus on one of my favorite cooking ingredients… Mushrooms. In the past we looked at how to grow oyster mushrooms , canning mushrooms and even how to dehydrate mushrooms. Well today I would like to look at how to freeze mushrooms, if you do not mind. Yes! You can freeze mushrooms, not […]

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I decided to give the chickens a rest in today’s post and talk about the rabbits instead. After building them their own diy rabbit hutch, they seem to be happier these days. We have been feeding them mostly organic green stuff but the other day I discovered this homemade organic rabbit feed recipe. The advantage […]

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So what does one do after they have mastered the art of growing tomatoes? They move on to the next best thing ofcourse, which in this case would be heirloom tomatoes. Most people tend to stay away from heirloom stuff because they cannot be bothered to collect the seeds or do not know how to […]

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