How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

It is that time of the year when we start thinking about what we would like to give people for a gift at the end of the year. Making your own vanilla essence is a super lovely gift to give, and a frugal option for your own vanilla needs for the year too. For other...
Effective All Natural Deodorant That You Can Make At Home

Effective All Natural Deodorant That You Can Make At Home

It has been a long time coming, but I finally have a recipe for an effective all natural deodorant for you that works really well. Actually, I have two! One is a simple, every day deodorant that will work well for most people, the second is a heavy duty natural...
33 Traditional Skills that are Worth Learning | Homestead Anywhere

33 Traditional Skills that are Worth Learning | Homestead Anywhere

In this modern world we are losing touch with some traditional skills that we really should preserve. You don’t need to even own land to embrace homesteading! You can learn to homestead anywhere. Homesteading is a way of life, a mindset and it is very rewarding....
How to Make a J Feeder and Hay Rack for your Rabbits or Chickens

How to Make a J Feeder and Hay Rack for your Rabbits or Chickens

Keeping rabbits in a colony is a fantastic, natural way of raising rabbits. The only problem I have really encountered is their love of tipping their bowls over. The solution I have found is to make a J feeder and to make a hay rack for the rabbits. I also made...
All Purpose Balm – Only 4 Ingredients.  A first aid kit in a jar!

All Purpose Balm – Only 4 Ingredients. A first aid kit in a jar!

This is a super simple, easy, natural all purpose balm. You can use it as a ultra moisturiser for cracked heels, as a balm for baby rash on their bottoms or chins, it is great on chapped lips, for burns* and abrasions, or a nipple balm for breastfeeding mothers. On...

Incubating Eggs Part 3 – Second Time Lucky?

Sadly I candled our eggs at 14 days, and not too surprisingly found no signs of life 🙁 . So it is official our first incubator failed. Not put off, I found a styrofoam box that I had been sent something in from overseas and I decided to try and re-make the incubator...

Build Your Own Egg Incubator

Not surprisingly, I have another experiment running. I have built our own egg incubator for a fraction of what you can buy them for. DIY incubators are notorious for being a great idea, with low success rates, but if you have a source of free fertile eggs it could be...
Gingerbread Houses –  A Christmas Tradition For The Whole Family

Gingerbread Houses –  A Christmas Tradition For The Whole Family

It is a yearly tradition in our house to make gingerbread houses at the beginning of the Christmas season. The kids (and me!) love making them and they sit on the bench until Christmas smelling divine and looking festive. The trick is to find a good gingerbread recipe...

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