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If you follow my blog, you may have noticed I haven’t made too many flower gardening posts. That is mainly because I spend so much time growing food and taking care of the livestock, that I never really have time to try out things like this really cute diy container water garden, I saw on […]

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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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Ideally when you live on a homestead you want to shy away from buying seeds annually. So I prefer to save most of my seeds and then plant them the following season. Today I thoought I would share how to save tomato seeds, for planting in your garden. Saving your own seeds is perfect if […]

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During the winter months we tend to spend less hours gardening, so that allows a little time for us to experiment and have some fun. In the past we have successfully pulled off making homemade pizza sauce recipe and the ¬†homemade egg rolls recipe. Yesterday I tried my luck at making this homemade doritos recipe. […]

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They are some very commonly used household ingredients that not many people grow in their gardens. Flour is one, that we use every day for baking in the kitchen. Up until recently, I had never even Googled how to grow wheat in your home garden. To my surprise, it is something that is not too […]

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I finally decided that keeping our hose in a huge heap next to our garden was not tidy at all, so I decided to do some research online and find a solution. This project will fall in line with our diy wood pallet tool storage rack as far as storage solutions are concerned. I was […]

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Just like your chickens, the goats also need some toys to keep them occupied during the long days. We have only made the diy goat scratching post, which is not really a toy so far. I did some research and found more diy toys for goats, that you could introduce. The great thing about these […]

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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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Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes you can grow a whole lot of them but when it comes to harvesting time you will have a lot of problems, if you have not prepared to preserve. We have canned tomatoes and dried tomatoes, in the previous post but today I want to add canning tomato juice into the mix. […]

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Most people would just rinse their fruits and vegetables under water. That is ok, if you know where they are coming from and that all natural pesticides were sprayed on them. However, in my opinion it inaturals better safe than sorry, that is why I just use this homemade fruit and veggie wash instead. It […]

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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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Green beans are probably one of the only plants that can be found in almost every garden. We have grown grand pa’s pole beans in our garden in the past, very successfully I should say. I have since discovered that this was just one of the many types available. Hence I have decided to write […]

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Most of the time around here the projects that we take on are supposed to help improve our standard of living on the homestead. We try our best to include some projects for our kids for example the homemade bubbles and the homemade fudgesicles. Now we can add these diy PVC portable chairs, to the […]

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Sometimes it almost feels like my girls get the most attention on the homestead. That is however not accurate, they just allow me to experiment a lot more with a few different new ideas. After the last attempt at the diy chicken coop sanitizer, later on this week I want to have a go at […]

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If you love to spend time in your garden, sometimes when the fall comes you just can’t stop gardening. That is why in the past I have either moved plants to our diy wood pallet green house or grown some¬†vegetables in our cold frame. I have recently discovered that I can actually plant some fruit […]

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Are you ready for yet another canning adventure? If my mind serves me right the last time we canned was when we were canning pickled serrano peppers and before that was when we canned peach pie filling. Today, I decided to tackle something that most people prefer to store dried instead of canning black beans. […]

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For those of us who have been gardening for years, we know and understand the importance of saving some seeds from your garden. I remember writing a post on this blog on how to save your tomato heirloom seeds. Last week I learn how to make your very own diy seed vault. What is a […]

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Guess what? There is no Pizza Hut home delivery out here on the homestead. So when we feel for some pizza, we actually have to make it ourselves. For baking the pizza we use the diy $5 pizza oven, which makes some delicious pizza. For the sauce, I use this homemade pizza sauce recipe. This […]

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Today was one of those days when I woke up feeling like doing the almost impossible. We have discussed growing grapes in containers already in the past. However, I decided I would give growing grapes from seeds another shot today. The first attempt was a dismal failure. lol Ok, if you do not already know […]

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There are many different structures you can build on your homestead to provide some sort of shelter from the elements. Some of the more popular ones we have discussed in the past are the diy log cabin and more recently the diy wofati log cabin. Here is yet another option for you, this diy earthbag […]

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