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]

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]

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]

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]

Alternative seed starting ideas, talked thorugh some new ideas with a Pro today. Hydroponics?

I met with the Pat who owns 422 Grow today and we went over some great new ideas for seed starting today. I really held onto everything he was walking me through today, I asked a ton of questions, and found solutions. It was great [Read More]

Dumpster Diving Waste Not Want Not

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So guess what? Okay, I broke the law today. If you wanna get me in trouble, go ahead and call the Man. So there I was minding my own business, driving the back way out of a shopping center, in the distance what do I [Read More]

Cold Frame Mistake, Still Almost 80% Free Materials!!

I made a huge mistake when building the cold frame. I took out a sliding glass window, so I framed that in thinking it would be nice to have for a cold frame. I built it on a hard level surface, moved it to the [Read More]

Cold Frame Using Old Window Building Part One

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After pulling out my old window, replaced it with a much greener one, I wasn’t sure what I was going to due with it. Kicked around the idea of a cold frame, I learned a friend on-line was in zone 4 and uses theirs through [Read More]

Bean Tree Erected

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I guess the turkey came down to visit the chickens, armed with my camera, I started to think, yummy if I had been armed with my gun. (not really it isn’t hunting season now) How about that funky crazy bean tree idea? Once I attached [Read More]