10 Clever Ways to Preserve Your Onion Harvest

Preserving onions is not usually high on the top of a homesteading garden “to do” list simply because they keep so long with extra effort and processing. When bushel after bushel of tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and other garden staples must be canned or dehydrated, onions often get lost in the shuffle… and ultimately go … Read more 10 Clever Ways to Preserve Your Onion Harvest

14 DIY Natural Air Freshener Recipes

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DIY natural air fresheners, both sprays and other varieties, will keep your house smelling sweet and fresh without introducing and potentially dangerous chemicals into your home. I used to love the smell of my home after squirting a bit (OK, sometimes a lot) of air freshener spray from an attractive store-bought bottle. That is, until … Read more 14 DIY Natural Air Freshener Recipes

DIY Natural Lip Gloss – Cheap and Easy!

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Making your own DIY all natural lip gloss will not only prevent the absorption of potentially dangerous chemicals and fragrance ingredients, but is far cheaper, fun, and allows for customization of both texture and scent. There is no need to empty your wallet to buy popular and pricey lip gloss from trendy suppliers like Fenty … Read more DIY Natural Lip Gloss – Cheap and Easy!

Storing Animal Feed to Prevent Spoilage and Pests

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Keeping animals on the homestead reduces the family’s grocery store expenses, infuses more healthy whole food into the diet, and is often quite a joy. However feed storage is often an imposing obstacle that must be dealt with properly. If animal feed is not stored in a manner that prevents spoilage and rodent infestations you … Read more Storing Animal Feed to Prevent Spoilage and Pests

How to Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture

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Dandelion infusions and tinctures have been used to garner the high nutrient content contained in the flowers, leaves, roots, and stems, and also to harness the potential natural medicinal properties the plant parts contain. Making a dandelion infusion is neither difficult nor expensive, but it does require both time and patience on the part of … Read more How to Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture