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Homemade Tomato Ketchup

This time of year, the tomatoes are super sweet and since we grow lots of tomatoes on our homestead I make tomato ketchup that is magical. My secret is that I add a little rosehip powder to it because it gives it a fuller taste, but you can also make …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: I like to plant my seeds in recycled household items instead of store bought plastic trays and soil blocks or even pots. Instead of wasting money and creating more trash, I suggest inventing your own seeds pots. It’s easy. Growing plants from your own seeds puts all …

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Got Lemons?

By Kim Robson: Where I grew up, we had a prolific lemon tree in the backyard. At least once a season, I’d haul from the garage a fruit-picking contraption like this, with powerful snips at the end of a pole. The snips are activated by pulling a rope, and the …

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DIY Cat Food

By Kim Robson: As a follow-up to our DIY Dog Food article, let’s turn our attention to homemade cat food. Store-bought dry kibble can be contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and insect feces, not to mention being high in carbohydrate-rich fillers and plant-based (as opposed to animal-based) proteins. Also, dry …

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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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DIY Dog Food

ByKim Robson: Pet food is BIG business. Projections estimate the industry to reach $100 billion by 2020. And with an increasing number of brands offering selections that sound more like a ranch-style restaurant menu selection (steak, venison, salmon, bison, wild boar) and less like offal from the slaughterhouse floor (feet, …

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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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DIY Projects All Dog Lovers Will Love         

By Kacey Mya: Once you introduce a furry friend into your life, you quickly grow to love it. You’d do anything for your dog, from daily walks to staying up with it when it’s sick. You want to incorporate your love for your dog into everything you do. It’s no …

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DIY Bath Bombs for Christmas

By Larraine Roulston: During the holiday season, some individuals strive to surprise family and friends with memorable homemade gifts. If sourcingherbs and other ingredients to create personal care products are your focus, this bath bomb recipe with scented evergreen needles is a popular choice. Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies, …

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DIY Powerbars

By Kim Robson: One of my favorite go-to traveling snacks is Clif Bars. They don’t melt in the car or your purse; they don’t shatter into a billion pieces when you bite into them, as granola bars can; and they come in an array of delicious flavors. But lately, I’ve …

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