Do-It-Yourself

The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them

The Best Animals for a Homestead

The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them As you start to grow your homestead, you’ll start to wonder about adding animals. Animals serve many purposes, but most importantly, they’re a source of food for our families. If you’re like most homesteaders, you don’t have a ton …

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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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20 Frugal Ways to Keep Your House Warm 

20 Frugal Ways to Keep Your House Warm

20 Frugal Ways to Keep Your House Warm  It’s a very nice tradition to present gifts to owners of a new home – a “housewarming,” but did you know that you can extend this custom anytime you significantly make a change to your home? Yes, you can, so, take the …

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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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How To Repair A Windshield Chip For $10

How To Repair A Windshield Chip For $10

How To Repair A Windshield Chip For $10 Cracks or chips that form on your windshield are distractive and these crack and chips can cause your windscreen to weaken and break from minor stones hitting your windscreen. Windshields protect passengers from the wind and flying debris while you are driving …

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How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner Extreme hot temperatures can make your life difficult especially if you are in the desert or a place where electricity to power your air cooler is not accessible. Having an air conditioner that functions well can come in handy during such …

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26 Cheap Summer Activities for Your Kids

26 Cheap Summer Activities for Your Kids

26 Cheap Summer Activities for Your Kids School is out, and the summer activities add up after a few weeks. Trips to the pool, amusement park, and ice cream shops drain a parent’s bank account fast. You want summer to be fun for your kids, but you also want to …

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Easy Way to Quickly Clean Frost Off Car Windows

Easy Way to Clean Frost Off Car Windows Quickly

Easy Way to Quickly Clean Frost Off Car Windows Picture yourself in the morning in a hurry to get your day going. Right as you step outside to leave, you noticed your windshield is covered in frost. Not only are you now going to run late but you either have …

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20 Winter Car Hacks That Are Simple Yet Genius

20 Winter Car Hacks

20 Winter Car Hacks That Are Simple Yet Genius The fact that maintaining a car during winter can be very tedious doesn’t mean you need to abandon your car. After all, it’s better to own a car at such times than using expensive commercial transport that doesn’t consider your convenience …

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How to Re-Make Sweat Pants

How to Re-Make Sweat Pants

How to Re-Make Sweat Pants Sunny days and warmer temperatures are here for a lot of us. While you switch over your clothes from winter sweaters and long-johns to shorts and summer dresses, make sure not to though those old beloved sweat pants away quite yet. Here is a great DIY …

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10 Ways to Use Dandelions

10 Ways to Use Dandelions

10 Ways to Use Dandelions Spring brings a field of yellow in your front and back yards. Dandelions have a bad reputation for being a pesky weed that grows in sidewalk chalks, but our ancestors knew that those yellow flowers have dozens of uses and health benefits. Dandelions are edible; …

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