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4 Mason Jar Crafts for Those Old Canning Jars

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!

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Natural Mosquito Repellents for Your Backyard

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.

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DIY Compost Bin and Tips for Composting Beginners

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.

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How to Make Maple Syrup at Home

There are a ton of items that you could make instead of buy. One of the more delicious examples is maple syrup. Any morning that starts with fresh syrup on my pancakes is considered a good day in my book. We’re going to go over each step in the process of making homemade maple syrup from tapping the tree to boiling the sap.

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