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How to Grow a Pineapple

Have you ever wondered how to grow a pineapple? I have! And it’s funny, because when I tell people I’m growing 4 pineapples from other pineapples, they think 1) I’m nuts, and 2) they tell me that they honestly thought pineapple grew in trees! Nope! Growing a pineapple is not as hard as one may …

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How to Grow a Pineapple

Easy DIY Tick Spray

Ticks are my arch nemesis on my homestead. The four of us have been bitten several times. Our dogs get them all the time (even with monthly flea and tick medicine).  It seems like ticks are multiplying around here, even though we keep up with yard maintenance, debris removal, free-ranging chickens, etc. Read how I …

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Easy DIY Tick Spray

How to Make Reusable Tissues

A few weeks ago, I explained why and how my family switched to family cloth: yep, the reusable toilet paper. As detailed in that post, I have A LOT of family cloth squares. I cut approximately 200-250 7” x 7” squares. Obviously, that is a lot of squares, so I have found another purpose for …

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Reusable Tissues

Easy DIY Beeswax Wrap

I am actively transitioning my home into a plastic-free home. I’ve swapped plastic straws for stainless steel, copper and glass. I’ve begun using reusable grocery bags. My Tupperware was replaced with glass bowls. I threw out all of my plastic cooking utensils. Even sandwich baggies have been replaced with reusable, washable sandwich baggies. Plastic wrap …

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Easy DIY Beeswax Wrap

How to Clean Cast Iron

I’ve been on a cast iron kick lately! First, it was my mom’s cast iron apple pie recipe. Then, it was how to season cast iron. Now, I want to teach you how to clean cast iron. Much like seasoning cast iron, there is a lot of stigma around the process of cleaning cast iron. …

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How to Clean Cast Iron

How to Season Cast Iron

Cast iron is my favorite cooking surface (besides a grill). Grilling is out of the question because the polar vortex has hit and yesterday, at dinner time, it was about -20*F windchill! So, cast iron it is! Many people I talk to are afraid to use cast iron! They don’t know how to season cast …

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