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There is nothing like biting into a fresh, warm, chewy, slightly sour slice of sourdough bread. Lucky for us making your own sourdough starter is super easy.
To save money building our house we built a recycled wooden countertop for our kitchen bench. These DIY instructions will show you how to make your own wooden counter. #diy #frugal #reno #kitchen
Are you keen to join the uprising of the return to traditional ways of life? These 33 traditional skills will help you on your road to self sufficiency.
This very simple, 3 ingredient body butter will have your skin singing. It is ultra moisturizing and hypoallergenic.
30 frugal DIY decoration ideas for your homestead this Christmas. CHeck out these beautiful, easy, rustic DIY decoration ideas #christmas #frugalchristmas #christmasideas #piwakawakavalley
Making gingerbread houses has become an annual Christmas tradition in our house. This is my favourite gingerbread recipe, it makes a massive bulk batch and it is delicious. Get your kids involved this year and start a new tradition!
Make your own aged timber shelves - vinegar stain included - instantly age timber.
Have you tried washing your hair without shampoo? Did you find the no poo method with baking soda a bit of a let down? You should try this instead, I have found it much nicer to use. Pop on over and have a read!
Are you suffering from lethargy, headaches and gut issues? Here are 8 things I did to help heal my gut.
Have you got a bumper carrot harvest and need tips on storing your root vegetables over winter without the refrigerator? Here are several ways to store carrots, beets, turnips after harvest. #piwakawakavalley #storingtheharvest #foodpreservation #rootcellar #carrots #beets
How to make Remineralizing toothpaste for colder climates
Chewy and slightly tangy, who doesn't like a warm slice of sourdough bread? I bet you didn't realize just how easy it is to make either. #sourdough #bread #artisan #homesteading
Quick and easy - How to make you own laundry soap. laundry detergent recipe.
When coughs and colds come knocking, whip up some of this natural lemon cough syrup, it is simple but effective against coughs
Recycle and repurpose old cookie tins and transform them into gorgeous storage tins for your kitchen! Organize that pantry! #storage #diy
Super frugal tip: How to use leftover canning syrup for something productive! Fruit vinegar recipe. fermented foods, fermented pickles, sea salt fermented vegetables, fermented recipes, easy fermentation for beginners, how to ferment vegetables, fermentation tips, step by step fermenting food, health, families, immune system, gut health, gut biome, natural health, weston price, whey fermenting vegetables to preserve them. #ferment #guthealth #kombucha #fermenting #homesteading #naturalhealth #probiotics #fermented #traditional
overflow canning method for preserving stone fruit - this includes peaches, plums and apricots. Preserving, canning, pressure canning, pickles, freezing, storage, keeping food, jam, chutney, canning for beginners, canning recipes, canning recipes for tomatoes, water bath, ketchup, pressure canning, canning meat, food, simple canning recipes for beginners, gluten free, preserving food, homestead survival, preserving food from the garden, live from the pantry, self sufficiency, prepper, being prepared #canning #preserving #foodmatters #foodstorage #preppers #pickled #vegetables #pantry #easyrecipe
We always end up with too much zucchini. Here is my solution to using up the excess summer squash. This recipe is a great gardening hack. beginner cooking recipes, beginner dinner recipes, crockpot, cooking from scratch, healthy food recipes, whole food dinner recipes #homesteading #fromscratch #fromthefarm #bakingtips #baking #cookingtips #cooking #cooking101 #recipe #recipeoftheday #recipeideas #cook
We have set up this passive grey water recycling system that feeds my plants while I am busy doing other things. DIY, do it yourself, make your own, recycle, upcycle, shabby chic, aged wood, rustic, DIY home decor, DIY craft, make your own gifts, DIY projects, DIY instructions, #selfsufficiency #blacksmith #diyproject #diyoutdoorprojects
Vanilla is an essential ingredient in most baking. Did you realize you can make vanilla essence at home? Here is a super easy tutorial. #vanilla #recipe #myo #vanillapod
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 deodorant that will calm even the toughest body odor. Both of these recipes contain baking soda, however, if you make it and you find the baking soda is irritating your pits, you can replace it with more tapioca starch. #diy #natural #bath #deodorant #homesteading
This is a delicious homemade probiotic drink that is really very easy to make. Probiotic lemonade is a perfect drink to have on a hot Summers day.
Automatic watering systems take the worry out of watering the animals. An auto waterer can last for several days and it keeps rabbits and chickens from making the water dirty or tipping it out. To make this automatic waterer I used a few things that I had laying around, but you could easily replace these with things you have or can make.
Do you struggle with spilt rabbit and chicken feed? This j feeder and hay rack will sort it for you! making a j feeder is super easy find out how here. #chickens #rabbits #DIY #feeder
Making kombucha is much easier than you might think. There are so many technical guides out there telling you how to make kombucha, you can be forgiven for being confused. This lazy persons guide to making kombucha removes all the fancy fluffing around and just makes simple, good, tasty kombucha. Find out how!
Who can resist the yeasty, sweet, spicy smell of hot cross buns out of the oven? These traditional sourdough easter buns will not fail you. And they are refined sugar free.
I have not looked back from going no poo - my hair is more shiney, less greasy and less dry on the ends. Washing your hair with baking soda is simple and effective, without shampoo, shampoo alternatives.
Simple, natural methods that really work!
Are you looking for a natural, fluoride free toothpaste that the kids will use? look no further than our remineralizing toothpowder
Make your own beeswax wraps as an eco-friendly alternative to clingfilm or plastic wrap. This recipe uses jojoba oil and beeswax to make a nice clingy wrap.
Fermenting your animal feed has many benefits, and it makes your grain go further which saves you money! Find out how to ferment your grain and why you should here.
Are you too busy to make real bread? I bet you have time to make this! A super easy, no knead, wholemeal sourdough bread recipe made with you in mind. This delicious, chewy bread is simple and takes no fancy ingredients. Try it today or pin it for later. #bread #sourdough #homesteading #recipe
Grafting fruit trees ourselves means we have to wait a couple more years for fruit. It also means I can do it for around $6/tree.
Can I tell you a secret? I use this sourdough tortilla recipe to make naan, tortilla, wraps, flatbreads. They are soft and delicious and very easy to make #sourdough #bread
Did you know you can make more than just bread with sourdough? These sourdough muffins have no refined sugar and are really tasty. #recipe #sourdough
Not only is home made sauerkraut delicious, it is an amazing probiotic - each spoonful contains more probiotics than a whole bottle of the ones you buy at the store!
Apple cider vinegar is all the rage in the natural health sector. To buy it with the 'mother' still in it, in ACV's raw state you pay through the nose for it. Did you know you can Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar #naturalhealth #makeyourown #acv
Below is two recipes, one for a 0% superfatted coconut oil soap to use purely to make your own washing powder. The second is a 20% superfatted pure coconut oil soap - basically the 1/4 moisturizing cream, with out all the extra cruddy chemicals and processing that goes with it.
Look at this shabby chic hutch dresser! It has been upcycled to a cute country styled sideboard. Rustic.