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DIY Essential Oil Room Spray

Would you like your home to smell nice without all the toxic chemicals in commercial room sprays? Have you ever thought about making your own DIY essential oil room spray? This tutorial will show you how easy it is to mix up a homemade room spray that you will love.

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Foods You Should Not Feed Your Chickens

There are many foods that can be toxic to chickens in large quantities. And some foods can be deadly to chickens even in small amounts. Learn what to feed your laying hens and the foods you should not feed your chickens. What To Feed Your Flock of Chickens Chickens are

gifts for kids who like to cook

The Best Gifts For Kids Who Like To Cook

Many children enjoy helping Mom or Dad in the kitchen. But wouldn’t it be nice for the kids to do some cooking on their own. And while they can certainly use your kitchen tools, sometimes it makes cooking a bit more special if they have their own tools. Here are

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How To Stop Chickens From Eating Eggs

Learn how to prevent and stop chickens from eating eggs. It all starts innocently enough. An egg gets cracked in the nest box. Another chicken decides to have a taste. Yum. So they alert their flockmates. Here come the other chickens for a taste. And before you know it, you

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Mistakes Beginning Gardeners Make

Get your garden off to a great start this year by avoiding these 10 common mistakes beginning gardeners make. Time and time again, I see new gardeners start the spring off with such zeal. They are all excited that this will finally be the year they will grow a garden

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Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen

When looking to give gifts to people, it can get very expensive, especially at Christmas time. But we all want to show our love to others. One way to keep costs down is to give a homemade gift. Have you considered giving homemade gifts from your kitchen? Homemade Gifts Can


Hey there! I’m Julie B. I want to help you learn to be a bit more self-sufficient, no matter where you live. From growing your own food to DIY projects for yourself or others, I’m here to help you learn a few new skills. I’ll show you how to raise chickens in your backyard or grow a small container garden. Even if you live in the city, you can grow a few herbs or make your own lip balm. Let’s cultivate a good life…wherever we live. 

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