Building A Homestead Library

Being a homesteader requires learning a wide spectrum of things. This body of knowledge includes carpentry, animal husbandry, butchery, food preservation, gardening, cooking/baking, nutrition, natural remedies, seed saving, and I’m sure I left a few things out.  It can be quit overwhelming.  However some of the things that we love about it, is that it […]

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Essential Oils For Pest Control and Gardening

One of the ways you can use essential oils is for pest control around the home.  Just put about 15 drops into a 16 ounce spray bottle and then fill it with water. Ants – Peppermint oil, Spearmint Aphids: Cedar wood, peppermint, spearmint Beetles – Peppermint Fleas – Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lavender Flies – Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus […]

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What is Back to Eden Gardening?

Back to Eden is a method of gardening where you do not till the same soil over and over again.  You just build on what you have using news paper, compost, and wood chips. The only water you need is rain water!! This sounds hard to believe but many people are trying it and finding […]

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