Easy DIY Crochet Christmas Ornaments

I love the simplicity of these crochet Christmas ornaments. It’s perfect to add a little something extra to your tree. Enjoy DIYing your holiday season.

I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday by a long shot. Doing anything DIY around Christmas is also one of my favorite things to do. Gingerbread houses. Ornaments. Food. Candy. Hot Chocolate. Presents. Basically anything I can make myself, I do.

I love the simplicity of this crochet Christmas ornament. It’s perfect to add a little something extra to your tree.

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How to Prepare for Winter on a Homestead

While everyone has their own list of fall chores, homesteaders in particular have an insane amount to get done before winter arrives.

It’s that time of year! The harvest is almost over, the first freeze isn’t far off, and we’re just weeks away from snow. While everyone has their own list of fall chores, homesteaders in particular have an insane amount to get done before the snow starts flying.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start, here are the tasks that you’ll want to check off the list first.

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24 No Hassle Water Conservation Tips for Your Homestead

Water conservation has a great number of benefits. The homestead is ripe for opportunities to save water. Here are a just a few to get you started!

It’s easy to take water for granted when it plays such a ubiquitous role in our daily lives. It’s always been there, and it feels like it always will be. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Very little of the Earth’s natural water can be used for human consumption; and the demand for it only grows as our population swells. This is where water conservation comes into play.

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12 Creative Ways to Upcycle a Milk Jug

Not only will you stop throwing away your daily/weekly milk jug, you'll probably be asking friends and family to save them for you as well.

Since getting goats, milk jugs are few and far between in my home. As much as I enjoy pouring farm fresh milk from a 1/2 gallon mason jar, I long for having a milk jug (or twenty) in my life. Thankfully many people still use them and dispose of them daily. That might not be so hot for the environment, but it comes in handy for upcyclers like myself. With these ideas, not only will you stop throwing away your daily/weekly milk jug, you’ll probably be asking friends and family to save them for you as well.

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Beat the Heat on Your Homestead

Summer, along with its oppressive heat and humidity, has arrived. Some of the best stuff on the homestead happens in summer (like the arrival of ducklings and a garden that’s starting to produce), but summer comes with struggles as well. Get summer tips for the garden, your livestock, and even tips for staying cool while you cook.

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Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

I’ve been experimenting with natural ways to keep mosquitoes away for a few years, and I’ve found a few things that work for me.

I don’t care much for traditional mosquito sprays. Part of it is that I have fairly sensitive skin, and the other part is they are chalk full of chemicals! However, I also don’t want mosquitoes all over me, all the time. I’ve been experimenting with natural ways to keep mosquitoes away for a few years, and I’ve found a few things that work for me. Hopefully, they’ll help you out as well.

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