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DIY Birdseed Ball Recipe

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

DIY Veggie Suet Bird Treats

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

Handcrafted Birch Bark Lantern

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

DIY Jar Shelf

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

Build a Mobile Craft Cart

Build a Mobile Craft CartCreate a convenient storage area on wheels for your craft supplies with this easy weekend craft cart project.By: Carole West Fall 2018Are you a crafty person with overflowing supplies? Maybe your materials are just difficult to find, which delays or even detours the ...

Antler Jewelry Holder

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This nature-inspired project is practical and a conversational piece.What if there was way for you ...

Corkboard Calendar

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This project for a corkboard calendar only requires a few basic craft supplies.Using a calendar to ...

Winter Library Shawl

Yarnitecture, by Jillian Moreno (Storey Publishing, 2016), guides you through spinning and knitting with custom yarn. Use patterns from leading knitwear designer to create your own knitted wonders and rely on Moreno’s expertise in choosing which textures and colors to use. This shawl will ...

Using Ice Cube Trays

Dear friends,I hope you haven't thrown away those old ice cube trays. You may have used them to freeze coffee for iced coffee, or cubes of juice for punch. My favorite is to use the trays for vegetables. For example, I like to run zucchini through the blender and then fill a tray. After the ...

DIY Old-Fashioned Clothesline

Laundry is like the mail, in the sense that you can expect some every day.In the warmer months, rural folks often take advantage of the sun’s drying power by hanging their laundry on a clothesline. With minimal investment, you can create an easy and sustainable outdoor clothes drying option ...

DIY Herbal Soap with Natural Ingredients

DIY Artisanal Soaps(Adams Media, 2016), by Alicia Grosso, teaches how to create natural soap personalized just for you. Sharing helpful tips and instructions, Grosso shows how easy and enjoyable soap making can be. This excerpt from chapter six suggests how to include various types of herbs to ...

DIY Picnic Tablecloth

DIY Picnic TableclothLooking for simple sewing projects? Try this do-it-yourself tablecloth made with bandanas. By Amanda BarnwellThis project, which is guaranteed to add a colorful touch to your summer gatherings, takes about an hour to complete. The finished tablecloth will cover a picnic ...

Homemade Soft Pretzels

I love baking but most of the year there is just too much to do relating to the garden. But in the winter, I’m freed to spend time with the oven! When it comes to baking, I seem to especially enjoy trying new recipes for complicated things that are cheap to buy already-made, ha ha. In ...

The Best Fall Project

I've been neglecting blogging a bit since we had our fourth baby this past July. I took some much needed time off from the computer and then we settled into our first year of homeschooling in August. Priorities have to be shifted sometimes and we've had to bend and flex with life changes.All ...

Harvesting Horseradish

We transplanted our two-year-old horseradish plant in April and crossed our fingers that it would survive the move. Great news — the plant has flourished in its new location. We put it next to our driveway, far from our main garden plot, as we know that horseradish has a tendency to invade ...

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