Do-It-Yourself

Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know 

Guide to Canning

Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know  Are you interested in learning how to can? Canning is one of the top ways to preserve your garden harvest each year, turning it into delicious recipes. Homesteaders and gardeners alike started canning decades along. So, let’s jump right in with our …

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10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat 

10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat 

10 Wild Edibles You Can Eat  Being lost in the wilderness can be a scary situation especially if you lack food and water. Finding water should be your first task, but you also want to find food. The forest is a source of many wild edibles that can save your …

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How to Custom Etch Glass Jars: 30 Minute DIY

How to Custom Etch Glass Jars: 30 Minute DIY

How to Custom Etch Glass Jars: 30 Minute DIY Expensive and unique crafts will catch your friends’ attention when they visit your home. They will always want to know where you bought them. On the other hand, custom-made crafts and gifts makes them wonder even more. You can make your own …

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Best Organic Fertilizers For a Vegetable Garden

The Best Organic Fertilizers For a Vegetable Garden

The Best Organic Fertilizers For a Vegetable Garden Growing a vegetable garden is a great way to save money, eat fresh garden-grown produce and enjoy nature right at your backyard; no matter where you live – in the city or outside the city. However, the fact is that managing a …

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Build a Simple PVC Water Well Hand Pump

PVC Water Well Hand Pump

Build a Simple PVC Water Well Hand Pump  Parts List for Hand Pump for Water Well Using PVC Pipe and Fittings This goes with the Schematic Diagram A – 1 inch PVC Schedule 40 pipe B – 3/4 inch PVC Schedule 40 pipe C – 1 1/4 inch PVC Schedule 40 …

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Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water

When and How to Test Your Water

Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water We would like to think that all water is safe for us to drink, but evidence shows otherwise. For the last few years, we’ve watched the disaster in Flint, Michigan where residents have been drinking water that is contaminated …

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The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Charcoal It’s summertime, and you probably are using a lot of charcoal to cook on the grill and enjoy fires. Did you know that you can make your charcoal? While the process is a bit lengthy in time, the hands-on time for you …

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Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Debunking 7 Myths about Living a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle Living a self-sufficient lifestyle means different things to each person. Some people desire to produce everything they need, but others narrow down their goals. Their goals might be to grow all of their fruits and vegetables required for their family each year. …

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9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs

9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs

9 Creative Chicken Coop Designs Raising backyard chickens is growing in popularity. More and more people are venturing into the work of chicken raising. Your chicken coop doesn’t have to be a boring shed! There is no reason that your chicken coop cannot express your creative side. It should match …

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13 Sewing Tips and Tricks

Sewing Tips and Tricks

13 Sewing Tips and Tricks Whether you’re a sewing expert, beginner or enthusiast, sewing is an activity with more than one approach to it. The truth is that while you may have been using one method to do things all this while, there’s probably an easier way to do some …

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6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying Most people who keep a backyard flock do so for the delicious, farm-fresh eggs. It’s always concerning when the hens suddenly stop laying. In addition to the inconvenience when there suddenly aren’t eggs for breakfast, there’s the anxiety that perhaps something is …

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DIY Bulk Chicken Feeder

DIY Bulk Chicken Feeder

DIY Bulk Chicken Feeder Chicken feed can cost a lot of money out of your budget, so you don’t want to waste any of it. A bulk chicken feeder makes sure nothing gets wasted. This DIY feeder is simple to make and costs less than $20. Chances are you waste …

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