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Making A Chainsaw Sawbuck Out Of Logs

I made a chainsaw sawbuck using logs in order to cut my fire wood in half. We recently got a tiny wood stove that only takes 8 inch log logs so I had to figure out a safe way to cut my wood shorter.   I had originally planned to use wood to heat our tiny home so I have been c

Natural Vinegar And Dish Soap Organic Weed Killer

Some of my YouTube channel viewers had suggested that I used vinegar and water to kill the weeds in my yard and around the electric fence. I do not use chemicals on my property and plan to keep everything organic as much as possible. I bought a 1.5 gallon sprayer at Harbor Freight and got

Finishing Greenhouse Framing & How We Use Solar Power

In the morning I got right to work on the greenhouse framing again. I hope to preserve our garden vegetables longer in the season. We use solar power for most of our energy needs on our off grid homestead from lights to cooking.   I am putting up the rafters today. It is slow

Building A Greenhouse To Grow Herbs & Greens All Winter

I am building a greenhouse over our raised herb garden to extend the growing season and grow some greens all through the winter. Melanie has been preparing meals all summer using our own herbs. We are also trying to save some of our garden vegetables through the colder nights.  

A Simple Cheap Hoop House Alternative To Extend Growing Season

We moved to our new homestead this April and found that it freezes at night even during summer. I had to come up with a budget hoop house alternative to save our garden. This cost me only $8 total and keeps our tomatoes going even down to 28 degrees so far.   This is our thir

How To Test Soil PH Using Litmus Paper PH Test Strips

You have probably often heard people talking about soil PH levels. This is the acid level of your soil. I show you how to test your soil PH very cheaply using PH test strips, also known as litmus paper.   There are many fancy kits out there which are sold for the purpose of t

Sprouting & Planting Grocery Store Dry Bulk Soup Beans

I wondered if you could plant dry soup beans purchased from the grocery store and save tons of money on seed beans. So I bought a bunch of beans and sprouted them indoors first to speed up the germination and then planted them into the garden. Here are my results.   I got a b

Make A Free Fence Post Puller From Scrap Materials

I made a very simple and nearly free fence post puller using scrap wood I had around. This device pulls out T posts and small wood posts with ease and in mere seconds per post. I used oak boards left over from pallets that I had taken apart. This made it rugged and long lasting. &

How To Make A Simple Pallet Wood Picket Fence For Free

I am building a beautiful picket fence using pallet wood thet I got for free. This is a very simple project and I am sure you will be quite surprised how fast this goes together once you get started. Each finished pallet picket fence piece looks just like something that came out of the commercial

No-Till Vine Patch

You don’t need to till up the whole back 40 to have all the watermelon, squash, sweet potatoes and pumpkin your family can eat. Instead, cut out circles of sod, mulch the area and then watch your garden grow.

Building a greenhouse from scratch and scrap

Using some scrap material, old sliding glass doors and windows, and as few purchased supplies as possible (cement blocks, wire cloth, 2x4s and roof tin), we built our second greenhouse in early November 2012. Now, in mid-February, the greenhouse provides more than enough greens for our heaping, t

Starting seeds indoors

One of the best diversions to overcome wintertime doldrums is to start trays of garden seeds indoors. Here in the Missouri Ozarks, now is a good time to get growing with all those vegetables that should be started 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Plants that require a longer growing seaso

Decorate Your Backyard With Garden Lights

Many homeowners pay attention not only to the interior of their houses, but to their gardens as well. Not everyone is lucky to have a garden, thus people having at least a small parcel of land near the house, want to make it attractive. Decorating a garden may be difficult, because this p

Caring For Your Trees

Without a lot of the right care, trees can get diseases which can prove to be fatal, and as many trees live for hundreds of years, whether your tree is small or large, you'll want to make sure your tree stays in good condition for future generations. Regular maintenance and care is vital, but you
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