Category Archives: Homestead

6 Weird Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

Feeling the heat? It shows up not just on your skin, but in your wallet, too. Here are six weird ways to keep excess heat out of your house and save money on your summer electric bill doing it! 1: … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal About Cloth Diapering (Twins!)?

Hello all! It has been a very long time since I last posted. Lots of health issues and life changes-all resulting in a very long story that I will spare you from. So, shall we get right back to posting? … Continue reading

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Planting Fruit Trees

I read a wise proverb once about planting a tree:  “It is better to have a $10 hole for a $1 plant, then a $1 hole for a $10 plant”.  Over the years I have learned just how good this … Continue reading

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Making Grape Jelly on the Farm

             The new house that hubby and I just bought included two mature muscadine grape vines. I’ve never tried canning before, but it’s been something on my to-do list for becoming more self-sufficient.  I figured that while, yes, we were still … Continue reading

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Recycling Cardboard in the Garden

Hubby and I have been moved into our new house for almost four weeks now, and I ran into the problem of what to do with all those empty moving boxes. Yes, I could just fill up the truck and … Continue reading

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Sustainable, Renewable Fertilizer

I love to garden, and to do it organically.  I don’t see the point of growing my own food if I’m just going to dump the same chemicals on it that they do with the store-bought food. Why put in … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Pea Trellis Ties

Thought I’d share one of my little gardening tricks. I’d like to say it’s something I learned after much hard work, trial and error, but the truth is it’s the result of my cheapness and ultimately laziness. You grow peas … Continue reading

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