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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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I know they have personally not been able to express their appreciation, but I can always tell that my girls love the treats I make for them. They really enjoy the homemade chicken pops recipe and also the homemade chicken scratch recipe. Today I decided to add something else into the mix, these homemade chicken […]

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What is the difference between a fudgesicle and a popsicle? Who cares they all taste really good especially in the heat of summer. We made homemade ice cream before and those were a hit. Nevertheless I still decided to try my luck with this homemade fudgesicle recipe I found online. I love this recipe! Not […]

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We only want the best for man’s best friend, don’t we? I mean he does deserve it after all, for staying so loyal and non judgmental. Remember, the homemade dog biscuits recipe I shared with you a while back? Well today I decided to share this homemade dog food recipe, that I discovered. Preparation will […]

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When summer comes along, besides the warm or often hot weather, the other thing on our minds is ice cream. It is ok to eat it directly from the tub or even use a small bowl, but ice cream never tastes as good as from these homemade ice cream cones, I make for my own […]

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What do you do with a whole bunch of sour oranges? Well read on for the perfect solution. I know you are probably thinking this post is about homemade marmalade jam but you will be wrong. This post is actually about this homemade orange jam I found on the internet the other day. What is […]

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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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When I really get into my gardening activities, I often step out of the garden looking like a kid who has just discovered a puddle. We have made homemade laundry soap in a previous post, but today I would like to talk about this homemade gardener’s soap recipe a friend gave me. I personally have […]

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When you live out here, you cannot just go out and have Thai food for dinner. I am not complaining just stating a fact. So my solution to this has been to learn how to make some Thai food in my own kitchen. Last month I discovered this amazing homemade thai sweet chili sauce, that […]

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Here is my thing, besides it usually being cheaper to make your own homemade versions of products it is also usually more convenient. Take for example the homemade fabric softener recipe and the homemade bug spray for gardens we have made in past posts. Well today, we are going to add to that list with […]

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Posted in DIY Stuff, Recipes

Jam is almost a staple for my daughter Kylie, she cannot have her toast in the morning without jam on it. I have made homemade jam for her with no pectin, and the strawberry honey jam she loves both. Yesterday I ran into this homemade strawberry freezer jam recipe, which I will be trying soon […]

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Posted in Canning, Recipes

There are some things in life that have become daily essentials, that we automatically just buy without calculating the cost. We have made homemade sunscreen lotion and homemade natural deodorant recipe previous post, so today I thought maybe we should make some homemade hand sanitizer gel recipe. It is very simple to make this, you […]

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There are a few things that we use on a daily basis that we naturally buy from stores, but have never thought to try make ourselves at home. Ever since I started this blog I have have tackled quite a few from the homemade sunscreen lotion recipe to homemade natural dish soap recipe. Today I […]

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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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Our homestead first aid kit is made up mostly of homemade potions and lotions. Things like homemade pain relief cream and the homemade antiseptic  ointment, are usually easier and cheaper to make at home. Are you ready to kiss hives and chicken pox goodbye? My latest addition to the kit is this homemade calamine lotion recipe, […]

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We all love and enjoy cooking rice for various meals and dishes. I have successfully frozen fresh cherries, avocado, watermelon, brocolli, fresh herbs, fresh corn and grapes in the past. However, to be honest I had never given thought or tried to experiment with freezing rice before, until just the other day. Why would you want […]

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Who says you actually need maple sap in order to enjoy some maple syrup? I know we have made some homemade pancake syrup before, but sometimes I like to switch things up. I found this homemade maple syrup recipe, in the family recipes binder a few years back. This recipe only requires four ingredients, which […]

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I am one of those people who worries a lot about the harmful chemicals that manufacturers may add to their products, hence I always try to use my own all natural versions as much as possible. Recently I learnt how to make diy gel ice packs and months before that homemade coughand cold  syrup. Well […]

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I love making pancakes for breakfast, and for the longest while now I have been using a secret family recipe for the syrup. It is homemade just like the homemade chocolate syrup and homemade taco seasoning , so you already know it has that wholesome goodness. So are you ready for the homemade pancake syrup recipe? […]

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We have always purchased our noodles in bulk, we hardly ever ran out until the other day. Since I have made a lot of homemade versions of stuff from homemade yeast to homemade dill pickles , I remembered my mum had passed down this homemade noodles recipe. I found the recipe in my recipe rolodex, and […]

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