Vanessa Candelaria

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How to Build Your Own Camp Kitchen Chuck Box - REI Co-op Journal

An organized kitchen is the secret to a happy camping trip. That said, it’s not always easy to keep all of your camp cooking gear and ingredients …

18 Smart DIY Garage Organization Projects

screwdriver coat rack (via homemade-modern)<p>If you have a garage to store all the stuff you have, from tools to bikes, you definitely need to organize …

Woodworking

How To Make A DIY Solar Panel

Economic vitality is essential both for the individuals and the earth. As a family unit, having the capacity to spare cash for electric bills is an …

Home Improvement

Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices

If you liked my <b>Spiced Cider Simmering Spices</b> recipe, then you might like this one too: <i>Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices</i>. It's easy to make and will make …

Medicinal Plants and Herbal Remedies

You’d think the daughter of an herb farmer would naturally use herbal remedies to treat and prevent illness, right? Well, I do now, but that wasn’t …

How To Make Apple Cider and Mulling Spices for Spiced Cider

<b>Come fall, I get excited about a few things</b>: wearing my purple scarf, pulling on my black boots and drinking spiced apple cider. If I can do all …

How to Use Edible Flowers in Salads, Cocktails, and More

Farmers' markets are glowing with all kinds of edible blossoms, and ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger is here to explain how you can eat them at home<p>Normally, this is where we'd write something clever about April showers bringing May flowers, but honestly, we're so entranced by the incredible array of …

Ice Cream

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Chamomile harvesting rake made from old drawer

Chamomile harvesting rake made from old drawer

Homesteading When You're Flat Broke

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you’ve probably picked up on the fact that <b>my family is not rich</b>. (Not monetarily, anyways.) We’re …

Great Depression

How to make a wooden planter

Step 1<p>Mark and cut all the pieces of timber to the correct lengths, cutting the ends as squarely as possible for a smooth finish. Using a 3mm drill …

a tour of our chicken coop

Yesterday, I shared pictures of the process of building our coop. Today’s post is simply a photo tour of the coop. Like I mentioned yesterday, our …

10 Best Berries to Plant in Winter - Sunset Magazine

Planting and Care<p><b>Buy</b><p>Shop for bare-root plants now. If you can’t find what you want, ask your nursery to order from a grower.<p><b>Prep</b><p>Store bare-root …

Gardening

Cut Garden Costs by Starting Seeds Indoors

Face it, people: Gardening can be pricey. New plants, tools, and all those extras can add up. So how do you slice your gardening budget? Consider …

How to Build a Compost Bin

Compost bins aid gardeners in making their own compost, so their plants will thrive with unlimited amounts of free organic fertiliser. They are …

How to Set Up a Beehive

All the essential equipment, including hive parts, the smoker, and the hive tool, came in a kit purchased online from a mail-order supplier. It's …

Rooting Cut Succulents

Succulents are terrific plants that are quite popular with plant enthusiasts. Succulents are plants that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, for the purpose of retaining water in arid climates or soil conditions. They are able to store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. …

Ask Ted: How to Make Homemade Vinegar

Chopped host Ted Allen has the perfect solution for all that leftover holiday wine: Make your own vinegar. He shared his vinegar-making secrets with …

Canning Party

Food Preservation

Jane Says: It's Seed-Saving Season

<i>“Can I save seeds from my vegetable garden to plant next year?”</i><p><i>—Monica Taylor</i><p>You’d never know it by the avalanche of seed catalogs that land in our …

Beneficial Insects: Get to Know the Good Garden Bugs - Farm and Garden

<i>Tammi Hartung shares her successful methods for attracting pollinators, nourishing soil and deterring pests in</i> The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable …

How To Prune Trees • When To Prune Trees

Lets touch base about how to prune trees, because it is one of those gardening chores that must be done at a certain time of year. If you have run …