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Repairing Water Lines: Frost-Free and Flowing

Enjoy this adventure in replacing water lines to avoid winter frost.

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Make a Mug Cozy: An Easy Cable Knitting Pattern
December 8, 2022 · · Homesteading

A mug cozy really does make an adorable gift—with built-in packaging! Learn how to make these cute gifts with this free pattern.

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“No-Peek” Beef Stew for a Winter Warm Up
December 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Is there anything better to chase away the bone-chilling cold of winter than old-fashioned beef stew?

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How to Save Electricity at Home During the Holidays
December 7, 2022 · · Holiday, Self-Reliance

As beautiful as the holidays can be with lights and displays, it can also get pricey. Here’s some tips on how to how to save electricity through the holiday season.

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Cross Stitch Patterns: Personalized Christmas Stocking Tags
December 7, 2022 · · Holiday, Homesteading

Learn how to make cute, personalized cross stitch Christmas decor and stocking tags.

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How to Make Vinegar and Other Vinegar Basics

Learn how to make vinegar (and its interesting history!) in this article.

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
November 17, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Learning how to make bone broth is easy. Next time you have a leftover poultry carcass or bones from a roast, don’t relegate them to the trash. Use them in a bone broth recipe!

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4 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
November 8, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Try these 4 delicious, healthy sweet potato recipes for your next get-together.

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest into Holiday Gifts in a Jar

You could have a pantry full of superior edibles made from preserve recipes that make convenient, thoughtful gifts in a jar from your pantry or freezer.

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How to Make Bath Bombs: An Easy DIY Gift
October 8, 2022 · · Soapmaking

If you’re just starting your soapmaking journey, learning how to make diy bath bombs is a good first step.

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Learn How to Felt Wool for Fun or Profit

Usually, people think of sculpting as an art form using clay or stone. However, there are other media and methods that can be used, such as wool. This has led many to discover how to felt wool and create beautiful wool sculptures.

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How to Crochet a Scarf
October 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

When you know how to crochet a scarf, you have the foundation of skills needed to create almost anything from yarn.

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12 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet

What does “crochet” mean? Let’s start with the basics. Crochet is defined as the process of hooking thread or yarn to create fabric.

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Safely Limbing and Bucking Trees

Bucking trees isn’t as easy as it looks. Learn how to limb a tree and buck wood safely.

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How to Store Firewood: Try Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Racks

One thing we have in abundance here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is firewood. Last winter, we noticed that the number of wood piles on our neighbors’ properties increased dramatically.

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