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A Guide to Diatomaceous Earth Uses

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Diatomaceous Earth uses vary, but generally, DE can be safely fed to animals or used as a dust or spray for parasite control. …

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Herbes de Provence Recipe — Bring South of France Home
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Expensive to buy and sometimes hard to find, you can make your own Herbes de Provence recipe blend. It’s basically a blend of dried herbs that thrive …

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The Delicious Dill Plant and Its Many Uses

Add to Favorites By Brenda Hyde – The dill plant not only has lovely foliage; its fragrance is a “comfort smell” for many people. I barely touch its feathery leaves and …

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DIY Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago we removed toxins, chemicals, GMOs and processed foods from our home. Finding replacements for health and beauty products, like a homemade baking soda toothpaste …

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How to Make Homemade Soap: Easy Terms You Should Know
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Even with easy homemade soap recipes, beginners get bombarded with foreign terminology. Use this glossary if you’re wondering how to make homemade soap easy.

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A Hand Spinner’s Primer Using Suffolk Sheep Wool
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Leigh Dudenhoeffer – I’m a fiber artist who is educated in almost all of the needle arts. I’ve been spinning wool since I was about 10 …

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Choosing Yarn for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Projects
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When learning to weave, the rigid heddle loom is a good choice. It’s easy to work and you will quickly master the basics of weaving. Plus, setting …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder …

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Flurries Hat: An Easy Beanie Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When I decided to write an easy beanie knitting pattern, I wanted to make it with the stranded colorwork technique, and use two yarns to make a …

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Creating a Hygge House
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Fall has hit my town of Spokane, Washington, and I’m so looking forward to snuggling in for the winter. I tend to be a homebody anyway, but …

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Solar Dyeing Wool Using Natural Plants
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Solar dyeing wool with natural dyes is a simple procedure that yields beautiful results. The process is fairly safe so the whole family can enjoy the experiment. …

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Knitting Stitches: 6 Ideas for Edgings
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites There are so many different knitting stitches, it’s hard to choose one! You can narrow it down by thinking about what you’re knitting and which properties you …

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Cross-Stitch Patterns: Personalized Christmas Stocking Tags
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Unpacking the Christmas decorations is my favorite part of the holidays. I have ornaments from my dad’s childhood and from mine, a darling stuffed Santa that my mom …

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Make a Mug Cozy: An Easy Cable Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites I love giving hand knit gifts for the holidays. I’ve made hats, mittens, scarves, stuffed toys—you name it. This year, I’ve got a new plan: I designed a …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a …

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