How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

Traditional homesteaders would regularly make their own soap with Tallow or Lard. The fat they would collect from raising their own animals on the farm would certainly not go to waste, so why should it today?

Here is a great detailed post on how to make your own Tallow soap. It’s simple,  resourceful and a useful method which will stay with you for years, not to mention save you loads of money too!

Head over to theprairiehomestead.com for all the details…

How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

It’s important to keep your chickens warm in the Winter months to make sure they are healthy enough to start producing eggs once the weather becomes a little milder.

This wonderful DIY over Hencam.co.uk details the whole process, so anyone can make these super cute sweaters – you don’t have to a master knitter!

All you need is some colorful yarn and few other materials, to find out how to make them, head over to hencam.co.uk now!

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

21 Practical Ways To Use Gabions On The Homestead

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Gabions are a great, simple, quick way to add a sturdy stone structure without using mortar. Made of sturdy wire and stacked stones, they are an extremely practical way to create structures on your homestead.

Learn more at Homestead and Survival!

21 Practical Ways To Use Gabions On The Homestead

25 Genius Pallet Projects To Make For The Homestead

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Pallets are an incredibly versatile material that DIYers are in love with! You can pick these beauties up for free, and then use them to create anything from garden shelving to tables, bookcases, and even beds!

Learn how to utilize this golden resource with these projects from Homestead and Survival!

25 Genius Pallet Projects To Make For The Homestead

How To Move Off Grid Now For $10k

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If you’re ready to make the switch to self-sufficient living, chances are, you’re raring to go! There are a lot of preparations needed for you to get ready to really and totally get off the grid, but if you’re feeling impatient, there are ways to expedite the process.

Check out Off Grid World’s guide to getting off the grid (totally) right now for $10k!

How To Move Off Grid Now For $10k

10 Pallet Projects For The Homestead

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Pallets are one of the most popular project materials out there, and that’s probably because you can build basically anything out of a pallet.

Learn how to make 10 great projects out of pallets at Homestead & Survival!

10 Pallet Projects For The Homestead

15 Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket

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If you want to collect a rainbow of egg colors in your basket every morning, check out a few of these breeds and the colorful eggs that they lay without the need for dyes!

This list ranges from beautiful blue eggs laid by Ameraucanas to dark chocolate brown eggs laid by Welsummers and plenty of colors in-between. There are multiple breeds to choose from for each color and even breeders and supplies that you can get them from. Check out the whole list on Backyard Poultry Mag to see what options there are!

15 Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

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The cost for feeding and maintaining chickens continues to rise, and if you are in a colder climate you understand this better than most. Having to feed chickens in the winter time can be expensive compared to what you might be used to and with winter just around the corner any way to cut that cost can be helpful.

This detailed list from The Self Sufficient Home Acre has twelve ways that you might be able to reduce that expense as the weather starts to cool off! Try that ones that you think will work best for you.

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

How To Raise Mealworms For Chicken Feed – The Best Treat You Can Give Your Chickens

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If you have chickens, one of the best treats that you can give them are mealworms. Chickens love them! They are also really easy to raise, inexpensive, and virtually maintenance-free!

The tips and directions outlined in this post are wonderfully detailed and will tell you everything you need to know about raising and maintaining mealworms to feed your chickens. The set up is simple and easy and you’re chickens will think they are the greatest treat in the world.

Check out how to achieve this over at Backyard Chickens…

How To Raise Mealworms

21 Tips For Quitting Your Job, Going Off Grid and Living The Dream

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Everyone dreams of living a stress-free life at some point in their life, but what keeps you from realizing this dream? Maybe you just need a little push to make this dream a reality, and perhaps this list is just the incentive that you need.

Maybe you want to be your own boss and make your own rules? Maybe you just want to get in touch with nature and keep your carbon footprint to a minimum? Whatever your reasons may be, check out these reasons over at Natural Living Ideas!

21 Tips For Quitting Your Job, Going Off Grid and Living The Dream