DIY Smudge Sticks (and How to use Them)

Have you ever walked into a room, a business, or gone someplace and suddenly felt negative energy surrounding you? Chances are you have and you didn’t feel comfortable there so you left or relocated yourself to an area that felt more comfortable. This is negative energy. It drags you down and you can really feel … Read more

How to Make An Edible Garden

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My grandmother had an old habit of always planting her herbs by the back door of the kitchen. She took a flowerbed that was there and incorporated most of her herbs in with the lovely flowers in her flower garden. Many of the flowers were also edible. She told me this was so that as … Read more

How to Easily Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

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While cast iron might seem out of place in today’s modern kitchens, it’s a homestead staple and a must have for any homestead cook. It’s relatively inexpensive and practically indestructible. You can cook nearly anything in cast iron that is properly seasoned, and it’s easy to care for once you understand how to properly care … Read more

76 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in and Around the Homestead

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Many homesteaders swear by Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)  for a variety of uses. It’s ideal for health, skin care, dietary, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antibiotic and for animal care. It can clean a variety of products and it is an all-around must-have item on any homestead. What Is Apple Cider Vinegar? Apple Cider Vinegar, which is also … Read more

Homemade Pest Control – Quick and Easy

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If you’re having issues with pests in your home, you’ll be happy to know that there are many great homemade pest control remedies for keeping them out of your home. Sometimes it seems that no matter how clean you keep your home, they’re still there annoying you. Don’t panic, there are some great ways to … Read more

Gardening on a Budget

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Everyone knows that gardening is the ideal way to save money on your grocery budget. However, if you’re not careful, it can become very expensive. From purchasing your seeds or starter plants, to buying the ideal potting soil and fertilizer, you’re sure to run into some unexpected expenses that will quickly break your budget, but, … Read more