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There are two key things you need to know to make sure your plants are successful in the garden - hardening off and transplanting.
Try Back to Eden container gardening. You'll be very pleased with the outcome. The results were just as impressive as they were in the garden.
You'll be amazed how little you need to weed your Back to Eden garden. Instead of weeds, you'll find fungi... and that's a good thing!

Gardening & Outdoors

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I eat applesauce not only as a snack, but I also enjoy recipes using applesauce. Homemade applesauce is delicious, but I like to give it some pizzazz with add-ons.
I'm new Excalibur Dehydrators, but not the the world of dehydrating. For years I've been finding creative ways to avoid buying a real dehydrator.
Crab apple butter is an amazing thing. It is like a thick, sweet apple sauce that is used as a condiment. It can be used in a sandwich or on toast.

Preserving Your Harvest

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The Big List of Chicken-Safe Plants for In & Around Your Coop
Why You Should Raise a Guinea Fowl Flock on Your Homestead
I'm here to tell you that there's no perfect way to raise chickens. Let us talk about supplemental lighting, heat, feeding, and more.

Goats, Ducks, Chickens & More!

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Scrambling to find a quick and easy dessert recipe you can whip up in under an hour? I've got a list of great options for you!
We love this classic and comforting broccoli rice and cheese casserole for easy weeknight meals at our homestead. Freezer-friendly and reheats well for leftovers. Perfect for a vegetarian household that needs a change from pasta. #freezer-friendly #casserole #vegetarian
Guys, these brownies are beyond amazing. You can have ooey-gooey chocolately goodness in 30 minutes or less. Check out this delicious brownie recipe now and be sure to pin it and share it with your friends. #brownierecipe #chocolate #brownies

Recipes & Kitchen Management

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Making Natural Easter Egg Dyes in a Variety of Colors
This vapor rub goes together quickly and easily. It has a beeswax and cocoa butter base and utilizes the power of eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree essential oil. If making herbal remedies is new to you, this is a great starter salve.
Was the elderberry syrup not potent enough to keep the colds at bay? Need a little something between doses of fire cider? Homemade cough syrup with the medicinal properties of lime, thyme, and ginger is probably just what you need. And don't forget about the honey. Honey for coughs is probably the original home remedy.

Herbalism and Natural Alternatives

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I use to stick with heavy-duty cleaners because I thought it was the only thing that would really clean my home.  In fact anything with the words Ultra, Mega, or Super was a magnet for me. Not the case anymore. These natural DIY cleaners work as well or better than their commercial counterparts.
Skip the single use coffee cup and coffee cup sleeve by making your own reusable sleeve out of a feed sack (lord knows we have a bunch of those kicking around here). In our quest to cut down on single use plastics, and single use everything, I’ve created a simple coffee cup sleeve template and tutorial.
Window washing is the worst. It's laborious and you get the whole thing done and sit to relax only to realize there are streaks all over the place. Ugh.

Living the Simple Life

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With so many holiday DIYs floating around, decking the halls has never been easier (or cheaper)! Here's a few of my favorite DIY Christmas decor ideas!
I love the simplicity of these crochet Christmas ornaments. It’s perfect to add a little something extra to your tree. Enjoy DIYing your holiday season.
Christmas decorating and crafting. Two of my favorite things. You'll love these budget-friendly ideas for decorating for the holiday season.

Homestead Holiday Fun

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