Here you will find tips, ideas, and advice on living a DIY and practical self reliance lifestyle.
Whether you want to grow and preserve your own food, live a healthier life thanks to natural products and ingredients, embrace self-reliance by living off the grid, prepare your family for a power outage or other emergency, or simply want to “do it yourself” at home, then you’ve come to the right place! We want all of those things too, so let’s learn together.
DIY All Natural Pine Cleaning Spray
This DIY all-natural pine cleaning spray is perfect for your home as well as a seasonal host/ess gift. Wild pine needles are naturally anti-microbial and antiviral, making them the perfect choice for this cleaning product.
Saving seeds: Why It’s Important and How To Do It
Saving seeds isn’t hard – it just takes a little bit of knowledge. Here are all your questions answered and tips for becoming a successful seed saver!
Garden Prep for Winter: 10 Easy Ways to Get Ready
This fall garden prep for winter checklist consists of 10 things you can do to prepare your garden for winter and an abundant growing season to come.
Harvesting Black Walnuts (The Best Way to Gather, Clean, And Cure Them)
Black Walnuts are a delicious treat, but unfortunately, harvesting them can be a labor-intensive process. This guide will walk you through the steps of harvesting black walnuts and give you some tips that I’ve learned along the way that will hopefully help you out in the process.
How to Roast Chestnuts: 5 Easy Methods
When you have fresh chestnuts, there are plenty of ways to roast them. Learn how to roast chestnuts like a pro with these five easy methods.
Gardening in the Winter: Tips for Success
Check out these tips for how to keep gardening in the winter so you can skip the produce aisle and enjoy fresh ingredients all winter long.
Make Your Own Herbal Incense Bundles in 6 Easy Steps
6 Steps to making your own herbal incense bundles to honor the changing seasons and welcome good energy into your home.
20 Hardiest Cold Weather Crops to Grow in Fall and Winter
This ultimate guide to cold weather crops for fall and winter gardening in Connecticut discusses the vegetables and fruits that you can grow there in the winters and discusses ways to extend the growing season.
How to Easily Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash from Seed
Learn the basics of growing Zucchini and Yellow Squash including information on spacing, planting depth, and weather conditions.
Valuable Homesteading skills: Cold Process Soap Making
Are you trying to build up your homesteading skills? Learning the art of soapmaking is a traditional skill that all homesteaders should have.
Make Your Own Effective St. John’s Wort Tincture
St. John’s Wort tincture is a potent herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia that you can make at home.
Caring for Baby Chicks: Essential Tips for Success
Caring for baby chicks is fun, educational, and is one of the most rewarding things you will do! It can also be heartbreaking. Check out these tips to get started.
5 Amazing Environmental Benefits of Raising Chickens
Raising chickens is not only fun but is also sustainable and has many environmental benefits.
Easy Steps to Creating A Food Forest In Your Backyard
The Food Forest is an innovative new way of eating that combines organic farming with permaculture principles. Learn more about its benefits!
Composting 101: An Easy Composting How To Guide
Making homemade compost is easy with this composting how to guide. Learn how to make, use and care for effective compost that will boost plant growth in your garden, while helping you be more sustainable!