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August 1, 2014

 

ice cream maker

It’s Ice Cream Season — Make Your Own!

If the news that some ice cream doesn't melt makes you want to create your own, you've come to the right place!

July 8, 2014

 

spike carlsen The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Build It Yourself: Flowerpot Smoker With Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen says building is a lot like cooking. His Flowerpot Smoker combines the two into one ingenious outdoor gadget.

June 21, 2013

Conflict Resolution 

Hens separated by a fence

Six Tips To Successfully Add New Birds To The Flock

The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.

April 15, 2013

Why Not DIY? 

Close-up of fresh, green hops

Homebrewing: Phase One

Let's flesh out the details of making home brew. Lesson number one: proper sanitation is vital to a tasty batch of beer!

March 13, 2013

Sweet Stuff 

Mike Bell Boiling Maple Syrup

Boiling Sap Down To Syrup

It takes hours to boil maple sap down to syrup, but with the help of his decidedly low-tech maple syrup evaporator, Michael Bell is up to the challenge.

September 11, 2012

I'm Molting! I'm Molting! 

molting chicken

Where Have All The Feathers Gone?

Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.

May 10, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 

make your own vermicomposting bin

Make Your Own Portable Compost Bin

Just because you rent, don't have a backyard or move every year doesn't mean you can't compost. Here are some creative ideas for making your own portable bin.

April 8, 2012

Easier To Swollow 

chicks, marshmallow peeps

Homemade Easter Treats: Marshmallow Chicks

While many loathe factory-produced Peeps, these homemade morsels are a surefire hit!

January 25, 2012

Cool Eats 

salt

Fancy Food Show Forecasts Future In Food Trends

Salt and ketchup aren't just for fries anymore. Gourmet ketchup and artisan salts are a couple of items that are the future of food.

December 2, 2011

Homemade Condiment 

How To Make Pickle Relish

DIY Pickle Relish

You can make your own healthy pickle relish without sugar, artificial color, or high-fructose corn syrup.

November 23, 2011

Supper Swap 

food swap

Food Swap Network Goes Nationwide

Have extra homemade goods to share? Swap them with others who share your passion!

October 20, 2011

Breakfast Treat 

Homemade Granola With Strawberries

DIY: Homemade Baked Granola

It's good for breakfast. It's good as a snack. It's good for dessert. You can find any number of uses for this homemade granola.

August 21, 2011

Do It Yourself 

Tomatoes Slices In The Oven

DIY: Sun-Dried Tomatoes

How does one sun-dry tomatoes? Easy - the same way you dry herbs from your garden.

July 26, 2011

Unconventional Gardening 

basil plant in a cup of water

DIY: Grow Your Own Herbs On The Cheap

You can either plant your cuttings in soil right away or place them in water until they grow roots. Either way, growing your own herbs from cuttings is easy!

April 24, 2011

Holiday Favorite 

Homemade Dyed Easter Eggs

DIY Easter Egg Dyes

There are inventive ways to avoid all the store-bought dyes and chemicals when you're coloring eggs this Easter. It’s fun to do it yourself - and it's science!

March 27, 2011

Build Your Garden 

assembly 2

DIY Compost Bins: The Cure For The Common Cold (Snap)

Shake off the not-quite-warm-enough blues, throw on a couple of layers, and get your heaps in order because planting season is just around the corner.

February 4, 2011

Homegrown foods 

Fully sprouted lentils

DIY: Sprouting At Home

With all the recent sprout recalls, people are hesitant about getting them at the store. Not to worry!—they're easy to make at home.

June 30, 2010

Alternative Sweeteners 

White and raw sugar cubes

Local Sweetness: Breaking Your Cane Sugar Addiction

If you want to keep your "home, sweet home" sweet and close to home, here are some simple ideas to get away from using cane sugar.

March 16, 2010

Fermented Foods 

Sauerkraut

Fermented Foods: How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut

If you are just getting started making your own fermented food, you may want to consider one of the most commonly known foods: Sauerkraut.

March 11, 2010

Home Brewing 

looking down on a box full of empty beer bottles

From Backyard to Bottle: Home Brewing Goes Green

People have been making their own beer for over ten thousand years. Now, with attention to sustainable practices, homebrewers are going green.

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