liquid and solid DIY deodorants

DIY Homemade Deodorant Stick and Spray

June 30, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Natural deodorant recipes have a lot in common with commercially manufactured deodorants and antiperspirants, but it is what they don’t have that is most important. The vast majority of store-bought deodorants contain aluminum and other […]

corn smut

How To Eradicate Corn Smut

June 27, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Corn smut is something most homesteaders hate to see develop in their growing plot. Just about when big juicy ears of sweet corn are ready to harvest and be enjoyed is when the ugly knobby […]

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Are Crabapples Edible?

June 26, 2019 Rebekah White 0

As a child, you were likely told more than once to avoid eating crabapples. Why? There’s a common misconception that crabapples are toxic. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While crabapples do have […]

herb spiral

How to Build a Herb Spiral

June 19, 2019 Emily Jenkins 0

A herb spiral is one of the the most clever permaculture techniques for utilizing space and allowing plants to work together in the garden. Usually located just outside the kitchen door, a herb spiral provides […]

burdock

Is Burdock Edible?

June 18, 2019 Rebekah White 2

If you’re looking to improve your health and enjoy a tasty meal at the same time, look no further than your own backyard. Burdock is a common herb that many people have growing wild on […]

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DIY Natural Wax Melt Air Fresheners

June 15, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Making your own natural wax melt air fresheners is easy, fun, cheap, and keeps potentially harmful artificial ingredients out of your home. Commercially manufactured wax melts are made with a paraffin wax. There is no […]

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Survival Crackers Recipe and History

June 13, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Doomsday crackers, or survival crackers, as they are sometimes called, were created during the Cold War era after extensive research by the federal government. These shelf stable crackers are somewhat like hardtack crackers on steroids. […]

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DIY Natural Disinfectant Wipes

June 11, 2019 Tara Dodrill 2

Keeping our homesteaders as germ-free as possible helps prevent illness from emerging and spreading. When there is a mess or raw meat and eggs residue in the kitchen, we sometimes feel that plain old soap […]