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Apr 21, 2017 / 95

I don't give a Rat's Arse

Once we discovered we had a rat in our chicken barn it was game on!

We started watching videos showing how people dealt with rats and after much deliberation we decided to manufacture "The Tumbler"..



Apr 14, 2017 / 110

Tomato Tower Of Power

If you're like us, you love Tomato's, so, today we'll show you how to make your own Tomato Tower of Power!
You may need a few tools for this job. We recycled some old 2x6x12 deck boards and ripped t..



Apr 07, 2017 / 88

Chicken Nipples

Today an on Homestead Homebodies we'll show you how to make a chicken waterer.
Some of the things you will need are a 5 gallon bucket, drill, drill bits, nipples, a socket wrench or pliers. We also ..



Mar 31, 2017 / 92

California Bowl

One thing we miss about living in the big city is access to Sushi.
We have made sushi rolls in the past, but, it's messy and complicated. We needed to find a away to enjoy sushi on the Homestead the..



Mar 24, 2017 / 108

Starting Annuals In The Cold Frame

You can start frost sensitive annuals about a month earlier if you use a cold frame. We start by filling large hanging pots about half full of seed starting mix. We don't fill the pots to the top b..



Mar 17, 2017 / 158

Chilly Chickens

It's 15 degrees Fahrenheit (about -9 Celsius) in the unheated chicken coop. They say chickens can take the cold, but we like to give them a little something extra when the temps go below zero.




Mar 10, 2017 / 123

Musical Fruit

The dried bean pods hanging from the basement ceiling are waiting to be shucked, that is, removed from their pods. The easiest way we've found to do this is to put them inside an old pillowcase and ..



Mar 03, 2017 / 125

From Tiny To Torrential

The spring thaw came early this year, and as a result of the melting ice and snow, what was a tiny brook running along our property has now become a raging torrent.

Snowdrops have appeared and the..



Feb 24, 2017 / 129

Water Filtration

Since moving to a house with a well, we have struggled with ways to maintain the purity of our drinking water. First we tried a small filter that is attached to the kitchen faucet. It helped some, b..



Feb 17, 2017 / 90

So, What Is Kombucha

Today we are making Kombucha, a beverage the ancient Chinese called the "Immortal Health Elixir". It's been around for more than 2000 years.

(insert pic of scoby)

First some background info. Kombu..

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