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Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money

This is a Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money post.  It shows you how I plant and grow my young annual and perennial plants indoors while it is below freezing outside.  This allows me to get a head start...

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My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

This post gives you My Favorite Smoothie Recipe and shows some neat tricks and tips on quickly making smoothies.A smoothie is very customizable with the ingredients you can put in them.  I generally use a similar recipe, so to...

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How To Make Elderberry Syrup

This article focuses on How To Make Elderberry Syrup using the water bath canning method.  This is a repost from an article I did last year, but now includes a YouTube video at the bottom. Making Elderberry Juice The first step...

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Preparing Elderberries for Recipes

This post is about Preparing Elderberries for Recipes.  I originally harvested them and just tossed them in the freezer for future processing.  That future processing is what we will cover today. Timeline I harvested my elderberries on September first.  I left...

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How to Make Kombucha Part 2

In How to Make Kombucha Part 2 we get into flavoring and the second ferment where we will bottle the brew and get some carbonation. Flavor In this batch, I’m using ginger to make a ginger ale flavored brew.  I’m doing...

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How to Make Kombucha Part 1

This post is about How to Make Kombucha - Brewing the First Batch.  We cover how to brew it, do the first fermentation and discuss a little about the second fermentation. The Ingredients The ingredients required include eight tea bags, 3...

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Flash Freezing Bananas for Smoothies

This post is about Flash Freezing Bananas.  This can be done with ripe or over ripe bananas to save them for later use.  I use mine in smoothies. Background The reason this video came to be is that my wife went...

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Humanure Composting Toilet

This post is about how to make a Humanure Composting Toilet.  This post gives a high-level overview of what a composting toilet is and how it works. Background I was in a Permaculture Design Class (PDC) in the fall of 2016...

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Polyethylene Water Tank Repair – Crack

This post cover Polyethylene Water Tank Repair – Crack.  We show you how to repair a crack in a Polyethylene Water Tank, but the same method can be used for anything made of polyethylene, including canoes, kayaks, or anything...

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Cost Effective DIY Cheap Greenhouse

This Cost Effective DIY Cheap Greenhouse post shows you how to build a very cost effective greenhouse that is very sturdy and quick to put together.  The greenhouse in this post/video was put together in about a half day...

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