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5 Things Holding You Back From Going Full Vegan

My husband and I have been quasi-vegetarians for the past four years. We don't eat chicken or red meat (including pork) but we do consume eggs, dairy and fish. We've had many conversations about the possibility of going full vegan but there was always something prohibiting us from taking the …

Making Crispy Traditional Pickles Like a (c)Rockstar

<i>Note: Recipe shows batch of 30 lbs pickling cucumbers. Small batch recipe is included at the end.</i><p>Choose cucumbers that are young and still have their bumps and ridges. They should be very firm, and the sooner you can begin fermenting after they have been picked from the vine, the crisper your …

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Five Tips For Making Your Produce Last Longer

<i>After the popularity of my Five Things You Should Never Throw Away & How to Reuse Them post, I knew I had to write another informative article on</i> …

70+ Homestead Hacks

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about homestead/farmer folk…<p>…it’s that you guys are a ingenious bunch <i>(especially when it involves baling twine or</i> …

Slash Your Energy Bill with Smart Landscaping

With temperatures rising in many parts of the world—air conditioning season!—it's good to know some cheap tricks for lowering energy costs. …

Landscaping

Could The Secret To A Great Garden Be On Your Phone?

Growing a beautiful garden just got easier. Here we round up our 5 favorite apps to help you grow your best garden yet.<p>It's that time of year, effortlessly beautiful, just-picked bouquets adorn every table and recipes are filled with delicious homegrown veggies. Whether you've been meaning to plant …

33+ kids activities for summer fun

While not strictly home and garden, if the kids are out of the way (and having fun) you can end up doing more in the home AND garden, right?<p>So here …

How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.<p>Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it …

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Creating your dream garden doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming either. With these 17 amazing ideas you can create everything from outdoor …

How to make a living willow den

Children of all ages absolutely love dens, whether they are hiding under the kitchen table covered with a blanket or have made a tent with a sheet …

Gardening