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If there is one thing that my Momma always told us as we grew up, it is to trust natural remedies and use them first before turning to synthetic medications. That is why you have seen me feature remedies like the homemade cough and cold syrup and the homemade pain relief cream on this blog. […]

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If you have a sweet tooth you will absolutely love today’s post. Unlike when we made homemade hot fudge recipe or homemade pancake syrup recipe this is actually 100% all natural ‘candy’. What am I on about? Well let us look at how to grow a medjool date palm from seed, so you can enjoy […]

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I was in the mood for a simple diy project to pass the time, and remembered this diy wood pallet desk, that I had bookmarked online. The last project I did that re-used wood pallets was the diy wood pallet hose holder, which turned out to be a lot of fun too. Why is this […]

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The reason most of us keep chickens on our homestead is so that we can have a free daily supply of organic fresh eggs. Before you go wild building your diy garden shed chicken coop or diy old swing set chicken coop, it would be very wise to take some time trying to select the […]

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More often than not, when you think of a homestead, you visualize a wooded area. In fact many wanna be homesteaders would prefer getting access to untouched spaces like this. They can then go ahead and build everything from scratch, usually constructing a log cabin for shelter. But have you ever wondered how to turn […]

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Alright, so this ‘canning’ method falls in the try it at your own risk category. The USDA have stated that there is no safe way for canning cakes. However just like homemade banana bread in a jar, many people including myself and the Canning Granny have over the years managed to do it, without any […]

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Although we have access to a large piece of land for growing things and other farm life activies, I stil enjoy trying to grow things in different spaces. For example we have done the diy stock tank garden and the diy wine barrel garden already. I found these diy wine box garden beds intriguing and […]

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What is commonly known as ‘hot sauce’ aka Tobasco, is actually not considered hot in many parts of the world. My hubby discovered the real hot stuff, and has never gone back to the mild side. Hence every summer I have to make a batch of this homemade hot sauce recipe, that I am going […]

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Most people probably think that Stevia is just a brand name, for sweetner. Well, it is actually a plant, classified as a herb. Just like other herbs we have grown such as coriander and french tarragon. So today, we will take a look at how to grow stevia. Did you know that some Stevia plants […]

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Who is ready for yet another fun creative diy project? We have successfully completed many projects that re-use old tires such as the diy old tractor tyre pond and growing potatoes in old tire. Most people who see this diy rope ottoman, instantly fall in love with it and want one for their home. I […]

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Are you still feeding your poultry manufactured store bought feed? My old friend Judith advised me many years ago to stop doing so and switch the homemade organic feed for my chickens. I now have turkeys too, so I have since switched to this homemade poultry feed recipe. It is soy and GMO free and […]

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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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