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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.

yarrow salve

Crafting Yarrow Salve

Explore crafting yarrow salve with our guide. Learn to identify, harvest, and create this potent remedy, honoring nature’s wisdom in your herbal kit.

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propagating elderberry

Propagating Elderberry in 10 Easy Steps

In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of propagating elderberry by cuttings, the tools you’ll need, the best times to take cuttings, and the step-by-step process for propagating elderberry by cuttings. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, propagating elderberry by cuttings is a simple and rewarding way to grow this wonderful plant.

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rose syrup

Making and Using Rose Syrup: A Delicious Botanical Surprise

Discover the sweet and fragrant world of rose syrup. Learn how to make your own rose syrup from scratch, and explore the many delicious ways you can use it to add a touch of elegance to your favorite desserts, drinks, and cocktails. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a budding home cook, this article is packed with useful tips and tricks for foraging your own roses and making and using rose syrup like a pro.

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pressed flowers

How to Make Pressed Flowers in 3 Easy Steps

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of making pressed flowers in just three easy steps. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, this project is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of nature to their home decor or craft projects. So grab your flower press and let’s get started!

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