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Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Using cattle panels, we constructed a large, inexpensive greenhouse to use as a cold frame for our winter garden and to sow seedlings in the spring. How We Built a Greenhouse Using Cattle Panels It is finally complete! My parents homestead officially has a greenhouse!...

Sweet Autumn Spice Melt and Pour Soap

Sweet Autumn Spice Melt and Pour Soap

Filled with favorite fall scents such as cinnamon, clove and orange this goat's milk soap recipe will nourish and moisturize your body with only natural ingredients. Many people, including myself would agree that fall is the best season of the year. After a long...

How to Build a Cold Frame

How to Build a Cold Frame

Learn how to increase your growing season during the spring and winter months with a cold frame. It’s that time of year again. Cooler temperatures are starting to set in. The leaves on the trees are getting ready to change color. And the harvest is just about complete...

Fall Spice Bath Salt

Fall Spice Bath Salt

Soothe sore muscles naturally with a warm bath and this aromatic fall spice bath salt. Crisp, cool nights, cozying up on the couch with a flannel blanket and decorating the front porch with pumpkins and mums are all favorites when it comes to the fall season. Once the...

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

Creating centerpieces for your gathering doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. Discover 5 simple centerpiece ideas that you can design using items from your home. Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to host an outdoor get-together. The weather tends to be...

Soothing Homemade Soap With Calendula & Oatmeal

Soothing Homemade Soap With Calendula & Oatmeal

Uplifting orange is paired with skin healing calendula, oatmeal and goat’s milk in this easy-to-make melt and pour soap recipe. Perfect for all skin types.  I love creating new things. Baked goods, blankets, t-shirt designs with my Cricut, marketing materials for...

Triple Soothing Whipped Coconut Butter

Triple Soothing Whipped Coconut Butter

Light and fluffy, this triple soothing whipped body butter will moisturize your skin using the healing benefits of natural herbs, coconut oil and shea butter.  Herbalism. How strange and mysterious it can be. One day you’re mowing your lawn, cutting down...

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Learn how to turn an old chicken waterer into a beautiful do-it-yourself planter to decorate your farmhouse or homestead. Raising chickens can be summed up in three words. Dirty and delicious. When God created chickens, cleanliness was not a characteristic he decided...

All-Natural Bug Bite Relief Sticks

All-Natural Bug Bite Relief Sticks

Perfect for homesteaders or fans of the outdoors, these homemade bug bite relief sticks alleviate the discomfort of bug bites using simple, all-natural ingredients. There are a lot of good things about summertime. Gardening. Fishing. Swimming. Bonfires. Cookouts....

Building a Mobile A-Frame Chicken Tractor

Building a Mobile A-Frame Chicken Tractor

Large, durable and easy to move, our a-frame chicken tractor made raising chickens a snap. Learn how we built our mobile chickshaw and the reasons we selected the a-frame design. When my parents first moved to their 3 acre property several years back, they started...

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Make your own soap at home with this easy melt and pour tutorial for vanilla mocha soap. This sweet and creamy soap is perfect for coffee lovers and takes no time to create. The journey into soap making began with an article in Country Living. The story featured a...

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

Excessive heat in the summer can destroy vulnerable plants in your garden. Protect them with a handmade garden cover. In this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a protective shelter to block sunlight and save your plants from wilting or turning bitter. I love...

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