Fall and Winter can be rough times for wild birds in your area. Some struggle to find food, so it’s a great idea to set out bird feeders, suet cakes & balls, and these awesome DIY Birdseed Ornaments. They are easy and cheap to make. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy watching plenty of colorful, feathery friends throughout the cold months.
Mason Jars are great for canning. They save your fruits, veggies, jellies, and jams for entire seasons after they would normally expire. However, when a Mason Jar or lid finally quits on you, you don’t need to throw it out. There are tons of other uses for Mason Jars that you might find interesting. Check out my list of Mason Jar crafts for the garden, meal-prep, baking, and decor!
Every year, it’s always the same. The moment it’s nice enough to get outdoors, the mosquitoes come to ruin your fun. The sprays and lanterns are great for taking on camping trips, but when you’re in your backyard, there are more natural alternatives to getting rid of those pests. Grow some plants that repel mosquitoes or make your own mosquito-repellent candle to add some mood lighting to your backyard.
For a homesteader or someone that wants to be more self-sustaining, a compost pile is a must have. One bin can improve the health of your garden, increase your crop yield, and reduce your families waste. You can purchase different styles of compost bins or make them yourself. To get you started, I’ll tell you how to make a quick, simple compost bin and share a few tips for composting success.
Proper fencing is essential on the farm; keeping livestock in, pests out. With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to find the right fencing for your project. The information below will help you choose the right fencing for you and give you some tips and tricks for installation.