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How to Grow Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Heuchera, more commonly known as coral bells are an easy perennial to grow in your landscape or in containers. There are so many varieties and they come in a wide range of colors. Coral bells are usually grown as foliage …
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dehydrated cucumbers

How to Dehydrate Cucumbers

Dehydrating may not be the first thing you think of when you want to preserve cucumbers. But it is an excellent option, especially since they take up so little space once they are dehydrated. Keep reading to learn how to …
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Living From Scratch Giveaway

The Living from Scratch Giveaway is a group of bloggers within the homemaking, homesteading, simple life, and self-sufficiency communities who have come together to provide you with information to help you learn new skills to become more self-sufficient. Why Are We …
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diy homemade lotion bars

How to Make Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are an easy do-it-yourself gift that will work for almost anyone on your Christmas list. Today, I’m going to show you how quick and easy they are to make. Lotion bars are probably one of the easiest Christmas …
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bowl of white eggs

Best Chickens That Lay White Eggs

Whether you raise a few hens in your backyard or a whole flock on your homestead, many times you want to include chickens that lay various colored eggs. Not only do the eggs look beautiful, but it is fun to …
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a leghorn chicken going through a molt

How to Help Your Molting Chickens

Preview: There are several things chicken keepers can do to help their molting chickens when they start to lose feathers in the fall. It’s that time of year when the feathers seem to fly. Literally. One day, you step into …
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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.