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Over the years, I have noticed that our chickens really enjoy the natural feed options vs the manufactured ones. That is why we make our own homemade organic chicken feed and have also built the diy chicken salad bar. Here is another option for you to consider these diy chicken grazing boxes. What are grazing […]

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Every plant in your garden was once a seed. If you do not know how to successfully get your seeds germinate and started, then you ultimately have no garden. In the past we have looked at diy egg shell seed starters as well as diy citrus peel seed starters. I found yet another option which […]

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We really enjoy having access to fresh herbs both indoors and outdoors in our backyard garden. in the past I shared with you how to dry your herbs in the oven. What I did not share until now was how to store your dried herbs and spices for long term storage. It is really not […]

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For those of us who love truly gardening, we tend to be eager to learn the many different techniques that are available out there to use. Do you remember the hugelkultur raised garden beds and then the keyhole raised garden bed plans? Well, today I would like to share this ‘upgraded version’ the diy cinder […]

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I grew up enjoying this homemade brew, however I lost the recipe that my grandmother had passed on to me a few years back. Just like the homemade ginger ale beer and homemade ice cream we made in past blogs, I was determined to make my own homemade root beer recipe also. I found a […]

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Since we have a lot of space out back, I am really only interested in growing stuff indoors when they can’t be grown outside in my area. For example, when it comes to growing and also growing in containers. Did you also know that you can grow a lychee tree indoors? If you have seen […]

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I can never get tired of sharing different options for shelter on your homestead. In the past I have shared this diy cabin, this diy earthbag roundhouse & this diy plastic bottle house. Today we will be looking at this diy budget tiny cabin. This is a small but affordable solution, total cost if you […]

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Have you ever tried clipping the hooves of a goat, whilst straddling them? Or even just milking your goats whilst they are tied to either a post or a tree. You probably know then how difficult it is to hold them down. Well, in this case you just need to build yourself this diy goat […]

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Ok, it is time to expand the herb garden. After recently adding saffron and the bay leaf to our collection, I am always looking for more herbs to grow. Today I will share with you some of the research I did on how to grow lemon balm both indoors and outdoors. The scientific name is […]

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Ok, I too have to admit. I have been wanting to try this for a while now, especially after successfully canning sausage and pressure canning chicken in the past. I thought to myself, canning meat could not be that much more difficult. It turns out I was right. You just have to make sure that […]

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Well sometimes on the homestead, you get a little extra time to enjoy your hobbies. This is the time I use to try out fun stuff such as the diy simple outdoor bench and the diy rope ottoman. I saw these on Pinterest, thought they were cool, so now I am going to figure out […]

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OMG! We woke up to the stankiest smell ever. A skunk died close to our homestead and although the hubby managed to remove it, the nasty smell persisted. I have made homemade solutions before such as the homemade fruit and veggie wash and the homemade chicken coop sanitizer so, I jumped on the internet and […]

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You know what, this name is kind of misleading. I would not call this a melon at all, it is more of a cucumber. If you already know how to grow cucumbers in your garden , then you are definitely ready to start growing the African horned melon too. The scientific name is Cucumis Metuliferus, […]

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Oh yes indeed, another one! We have experimented a bit over the years with various cooking solutions from the diy metal barrel outdoor wood oven to the diy propane wood stove and even the diy mud wood stove. Well today we will add yet another one to the list, this diy mud stove. It is […]

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The funny thing is that I have previously shared a few different solutions as far as chicken waterers are concerned. Remember the diy PVC soda bottle chicken waterer and the diy chicken nipple waterer? Just the other day I ran into yet another great idea for making a homemade chicken drinker. Although they used an […]

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One of the activities we love doing as a family is going out in the woods and foraging for wild fruits. We actually learn a lot and take pictures of stuff we come across, that we may not be familiar with. I saw this diy berry picker idea online, which is going to make things […]

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Hmmm, why on earth would you want to ferment your sausages, you are probably thinking to yourself. Well, its simple really that is how you turn your homemade sausages into what most people call Salami. So without further ado, let us quickly take a look at how to ferment any fresh sausage. The process is […]

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Are you familiar with expensive herbs? So expensive that world renowned chefs use sparingly in their dishes which they normally charge an arm and a leg for. But do not worry you won’t have to folk out that kinda money to enjoy this herb/spice, because we are going to explore how to grow saffron in […]

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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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Have you ever tasted currants? If not, then you definitely must try them one of these days. We are already growing blackberries or strawberries and on our homestead. Yesterday afternoon I decided to do some research on how to grow currants and add them to our ever growing list of edibles. What I love about […]

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