Category Homesteading

Tips from Wyzyrd – Edible Daylilies & Baking Soda

Tips from Wyzyrd!

Daylilies

I love daylilies :)  had the whole back side of my fence planted with them at the old place, as the Master Gardener agent got hold of a free truckload :)

You probably already know, but the buds and flowers are edible a...

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Moveable Poultry Fence

Moveable fence for poultry or ??? This is a neat concept, I like it, especially the gate part.

Now, I will also tell you that I think you can do this with an appropriate length of rebar (a foot to 18 inches longer than the height of the fence) just ...

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Boondocking Extra-Ordinary!

By the WE2s

Bev – The WE2s are helping an older lady and her disabled daughter move from Texas to Missouri from what I understand. I just hope I got the pics in the right order! Lots to learn here!   LOL  :)

When we first arrived & started settin...

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Video for the Week: How To Grow Potatoes

video of the week

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small piece we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even tho...

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Wholesale Solar

Submitted by Pam!

http://www.wholesalesolar.com/

AWESOME website!

Pretty much anything you want to know about solar energy in fairly easy to understand terms.

Thank You Pam!!!

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Chicken Doctorin’ – Part 2

By Bev Sandlin

Adolescent Chicks (feathers coming on) & Pullets are what we are going to address today.

Just what you expect from teenagers – they are bullying and picking/pecking (literally) on one another...

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Chicken Doctorin’ – Part 1

By Bev Sandlin

Trust me, a chicken and any other poultry are not worth a vet bill. But whether you are raising chicks or have a a sick hen, there are some basic things you can do that may save their lives...

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Tick Bite – Yuck!

By Beverly Sandlin

WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES!

They turned my stomach…

Okay, I had two deer tick bites last week – oh yes, they were embedded.

Old thinking – cover the tick with Vicks or petroleum jelly to smother them, back them out with a hot match or...

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Solar Power for Dummies Like Me – Part 2

By Beverly Sandlin

Yesterday (Part 1 HERE) I told you what little I know. Today is show and tell…

Here is where I started out, the question:  What do I want to do in an emergency situation with no access to electricity from the grid? I’m assuming a b...

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Solar Power for Dummies Like Me – Part 1

By Beverly Sandlin

I’ve been wanting to learn about solar power because it can be extremely handy in an emergency situation and/or if you go off grid. I’ve watched a number of YouTube videos and read about solar power, but still just didn’t get it.

J...

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Organic Weed Control

Here are some good tips on organic weed control including the use of household vinegar.

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Sunday Self-Reliance Share

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A web-based community focused on a self-reliant, preparedness lifestyle.

Seasoned Citizen Prepper is a site devoted to the older prepper that believes in prudent, practical preparedness...

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Freedom from Watering

Drip irrigation explained:

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Built a new compost bin……

Hello all. I just completed building a rotating compost bin out of some scrap materials on my property. The only costs involved were the screws and the broom stick...

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Video of the Week: Cozy Log Cabin- How I built it for less than $500

video of the week

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small eice we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even thou...

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Water Off the Grid

This post was originally published over at ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It can be seen HERE.

By Bev

When I was a little girl we used to go visit my great-grandfather, Harry, on his farm in Trout Valley...

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Sunday Self-Reliance Share

SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com mission statement

A web-based community focused on a self-reliant, preparedness lifestyle.

Seasoned Citizen Prepper is a site devoted to the older prepper that believes in prudent, practical preparedness...

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Bev’s Favorite Garden Tools

Gardening is work and good tools can make all the difference. I’ve spent a lot of money on garden tools through the years between rummage sales and buying new...

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Reorganizing the Garden Shed – $0

By Bev Sandlin

I bought this little garden shed off of Craigslist a couple of years ago for $50. Surprisingly it has never tipped over in any of the storms even though I did not secure it in any way...

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Sunday Self-Reliance Share

SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com mission statement

A web-based community focused on a self-reliant, preparedness lifestyle.

Seasoned Citizen Prepper is a site devoted to the older prepper that believes in prudent, practical preparedness...

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Raspberries – A Primer

By Bev

When I was a little girl a yearly ritual was when my Mother took us all out to hunt for blackcaps. Blackcaps are those delicious little wild berries that pop up everywhere...

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Mini-Greenhouses

Mini-Greenhouses by Granny Carolyn

I ran across an idea to use water or soda bottles in gardening. If you cut the bottom off, and remove the screw on top (but save it) you can put it over your young seedlings and have a mini-greenhouse...

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Off-Grid Baking – Tea Lights and Toaster Oven

By Beverly Sandlin

Grammyprepper sent me a link to a lady who has been experiments with a gutted toaster oven and tea lights.   And I just had to try it in my toaster oven (LINK to the article on using the Deadwood Stove Oven In the House or Outside

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Post Pulling Made Easy

By Beverly Sandlin

One idea builds on another and before the internet was even a twinkle in anyone’s eye a lady sent in a tip to Countryside and Small Stock Journal about how she was digging wooden post holes with just water and a hose...

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Removeable Down Spout Diverter for Rain Barrels

Copyright – May 25, 2014 Beverly Sandlin Spring Valley, MN

For less than $7 you can create a downspout diverter for your rain barrel that looks good and will remove in the winter in less than 30 seconds and the unit will self-store! I’ve had my r...

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