Free Organic Materials, Labor Free…

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Keeping up with the Jones, well that has benefits that I like… Most suburbs have little trees, then comes country suburbs where they have trees but have a desire to keep their lawns spotless and perfect. In my neck of the woods, where the Deer [Read More]

So Your New To This and Your Looking Where To Begin?

Like Peddlers peddling all sorts of Elixirs for everything that is wrong with you, so are people blogging and giving the information they know or think to believe to be true. Recently a community member said you didn’t need to buy books, everything was on [Read More]

The Old Canning Jar Project, Be A Interesting Host

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I want to get right into it, and I am willing to share the links after we stroll through the project so you can get those products if you want or bookmark this page to follow up on a later date….. So I only had [Read More]

The Care, Share, Thought, and The Deal…

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Along side a country lane, chickens roam around the front yard, natural rocks decorate the land scape. A huge statue of a tree man sits in front of the house, with a hand painted Gourd Birdhouse hangs from the eves. As you pass by you [Read More]

Re-Claiming and Makng Useful Stuff (Pictures)

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There is a lot to be said about keeping things you “might” use in the near future, then comes along the rules of how long to keep it. I know on at least a half dozen times, I have stuck to the rules. But wouldn’t [Read More]

The Blah, Blah, Blah’s and the Rewards

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Some days seem to be harder than most days here on the homestead with life, work, family and putting up your own food. Some days, there isn’t enough hours in a day to get completed what you tend to get done knowing you have many [Read More]

From Downspout To Sap Out, Interesting Useful Idea

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While winterizing this year, confident in my acquired skills of maple syrup making, spotting and marking of maple trees on my own property (more than four I have tapped in the past). Thinking of my resources on hand to start building my sugaring supplies, not [Read More]

The Pioneering Flower Beds, Hatched Log Style, Re-Purpose Removed Trees

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So I was thinking of how to use more trees that I needed to cut down and use. If they were hardwood, I’d saw them up for firewood. Pine has lots of sap, and it builds creosote and can cause a fire in your chimney. [Read More]

Stakes And Gates, Making Money From Being Self Sufficient, Easy Peasy..

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I am going to open this by telling you about my SS (self sufficiency) fund. My budget started out at $3000.00 and I could only barter, trade, or sell to add cash to the fund. When I would do shows I would sell my homemade [Read More]

The Latest Wacky Cold Frame Idea, I Thought About This While Reading a Seed Catalog

You know what is so cool about learning to be more self sufficient? When you dream up an idea, and you try it, if it doesn’t work, you can shrug your shoulders and say oh well. Basically leave it at that…. Okay, so there I [Read More]