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15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home

Ants

15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home And Garden Dealing with ants can be a pain and seems impossible, but there are ways to prevent their invasion and get rid of them in an eco-friendly way.  The best cure against an ant invasion is prevention. Not …

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How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps

How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps I found this open source article for plans to a fly trap. One of the pictures shows it packed full of flies. Think of what a great source of food this could be for your chickens. I haven’t tried it yet, …

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20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year

20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year Vertical gardening is an approach used to grow vegetables up and down, rather than side to side like in a traditional horizontal garden. In a vertical garden, vegetables grow up tall structures instead of across the ground. Vertical gardening is an alternative for gardeners …

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25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas

25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas

25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas These simple, attractive borders will keep grass from invading your garden and eliminate the need for edge trimming. We’ll show you lots of option for dividing up your garden such as  metal, paver and stone edgings. Not only do they look great, these borders require …

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20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas With so much pressure on the family budget nowadays, spending money on your garden may sometimes appear like an extravagant expense. This will help us save time and money.You’ll be asking yourself ‘why did I never think of that?’ with these clever ideas for everything from …

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18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For There Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap Some trees yield a sugar-rich sap which can be drunk raw, fermented into alcoholic beverages or gently boiled down to syrup. Below is a list of 20 tress that you can be tapped and their sap be used on your homestead. This …

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13+ Living Privacy Fences Ideas

13 Living Privacy Fence Ideas

13 Living Privacy Fence Ideas Of course, there are other advantages to having a living fence. It provides a niche for more species to inhabit, as well as a barrier to keep species out. Kinda balancing out the flow of nature. Depending on the type of plant you choose, it …

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Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead  Adding trees to your property is “organically” a good idea – meaning, it is one essential “part” of the “whole” that makes up homestead living. Without the best choices, something is missing. The four main things to look for when choosing homestead trees are beauty, usefulness, …

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14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself

14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself One of my all time favorite outdoor activity to do in the summer (well any time of the year really ) is to invite my friends and family over, and gather around the fire pit. They’re great for making s’mores and they give …

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White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

White Vinegar Uses:  As Easy as 1, 2, 3 Any practiced DIYer knows that vinegar is a handy tool for nearly anything. A key ingredient to a healthy snack, an effective and eco-friendly cleaner, and much more, vinegar comes in handy in almost any household or outdoor dilemma. We’ve shared …

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Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden With summer winding down, many people think that the time to reap fresh vegetables from home gardens may be winding down along with it. Savvy gardeners know, however, that there is still time to sow and grow some of the tastiest vegetables you …

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16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants

16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants

16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants More and more people are embracing farm-fresh and homegrown produce. The reasons for this are extensive, and include environmental friendliness, saving money, and enjoying better quality of products than those available in modern megastores. By growing food at home, many people also can take …

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