Nov 04

Recycle Cardboard and Newspaper As Garden Mulch

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You can turn a space into a garden plot, simply by utilizing a blanket of cardboard and/or newspaper. Yes, cardboard along with a thick layer of shredded mulch will do the tilling for you (You may also add and/or substitute several layers of newspaper). Come time to plant, the weed patch will be weed-free and …

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Nov 04

Reduce Reuse Recycle To Make An Impact

You can make an impact by simply remembering to reduce, reuse, and reycle.

Nov 01

Alternative Homesteading Life

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Let’s face it. The steady decline in the quality of our lives right now is making it essential for homesteaders to re-learn and re-develop old fashioned natural living skills. Due to the current economic recession, strengthening your knowledge of homesteading life values is more important than ever. Back to basics with new technologies will create …

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Oct 29

Preserve Peppers To Use In The Winter

All summer you have had nice fresh peppers to use in your cooking and with the coming of the first frost and cold weather, you know those days are coming to an end. But…. they don’t need to end because there are several ways to keep peppers long into the winter so you can continue …

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Oct 23

New England Boiled Dinner

Ingredients: 2 lbs Beef Roast (any will do- Chuck or Arm) adjust amount according to need 1 – 2 lbs Corned Beef Brisket or Tip – adjust amount according to need 6-10 Potatoes quartered 1 lb Carrots cut into sticks 1 bunch Celery Stalks cut in 6″ lengths 6 small Onions – Whole 1 large …

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Oct 20

How To Make Your Own Bath Salts

You can make your own bath salts either for your use or for gifts to your family and friends. This is extremely simple to do and makes a wonderful gift. Using a baggy, add about 2 cups of Epsom salt, a drop or two of potpourri oil, and a drop of food coloring. Don’t worry… …

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Oct 20

Share Christmas Magic With A Recycled Handmade Card

You can make new cards from old Christmas cards. Make blank cards from a recycled card stock paper to fit your envelopes (or make envelopes out of recycled paper to fit the cards). Gather all the old cards you received from everyone the year before (that you saved just for this purpose) and cut out …

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Oct 20

Ice Candles: Make Christmas Magic With Unique Gifts

Materials Needed: Empty half gallon cardboard milk/juice carton – rinsed and dry 10 in. white candle ice cubes crayons candle scent-optional 2 lbs.. wax ( you can use Gulfwax which can be purchased at the food store. It comes in 1 lb. pkgs. and each pkg. contains 4 slabs of wax). Method: If you buy …

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Jul 25

Belle’s Chow Chow Relish

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Ingredients: 12 green tomatoes, cored and quartered 3 medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped 3 medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped 3 medium yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped 3 medium onions, peeled and quartered 1 cup fresh jalapenos, stemmed and chopped 2 cups water 2 cups cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 2 …

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Jul 25

Canning Season

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If you have a garden, by now you’ve reached the stage that it’s producing more than you and your family can eat. The next step is to can the extra to provide healthy nourishing food for you to eat all winter long when the fresh vegetables aren’t coming out of the garden. There are many …

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