The Half-Acre Homestead: Tools In conjunction with a talk I'm doing at the Bay Area Makers Faire in San Mateo, Calif, and at The Mother Earth News Faire in Puyallup, Washington - titled "The Half-Acre Homestead in the 21st Century" - I picked some time-tested tools that we use in our daily lives. -Lloyd Kahn Listen to Lloyd's Half-Acre Homestead podcast. See Lloyd's two articles in The Mother Earth News related to homesteading: Coping with Critters Protect your home and garden from termites, skunks, gophers, hawks, mice and more The Truth About Septic Systems Vested interests are making on-site wastewater disposal more costly than it needs to be.
Household Cyclopedia - Useful Household Information Past & Present - LoveToKnow Household information is what this site is about and there are over 300 articles here. The genesis of this site was a book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information. Many of the articles are from that book and are fascinating from a historical perspective and for research purposes. At LoveToKnow, we liked the idea of a site for general household information a lot, so we decided to add articles that are up to date and germane to today's living and challenges. Select a category below for articles from the Late 19th Century: Agricultural Articles - Includes soil information, oats, barley, hay making, grafting a tree, etc. Old Fashioned Recipes - Includes Old Fashioned gingerbread, cake, pudding, home made wine and many more. Household Advice and Information - Includes articles like: Old Fashioned Cologne; How to live, Avoiding Nightmares, etc. Paints and Dyes - Includes articles on how to make dyes, paints, pastes, etc.
s Basic Recipes - Biscuits and No-Yeast Breads - by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. Copyright © 1976,2007 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All Rights Reserved. Yeast causes the bread to rise and become light. Eggs add protein, color, and bulk to the bread. Eggs also increase the shelf life of the bread. The following recipes don't require yeast or eggs. Pancakes (No Eggs) Mix all ingredients together well, and then fry the pancakes on medium heat in a skillet, turning once. Flour Tortillas (14 six-inch Tortillas) Preparation: Sift flour and salt together. Salt-Rising Bread (Recipe One) Preparation: Bring milk almost to a boil. Salt-Rising Bread (Recipe Two) Preparation: Bring milk almost to a boil. Irish Soda Bread Substitution: 2 tsp. baking powder can be used to replace both the baking soda and the cream of tartar.Preparation: Mix flour, baking soda, tartar, and salt in a bowl. Choctaw Indian Fry Bread (Requires no sugar) (14 Pieces) or Navaho Indian Fry Bread (Add 1 tsp. Preparation: Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl (with the optional sugar).
Extensive List Of Easy DIY Cleaning Products Make a Frugal Living By Making Your Own! This is my extensive list of simple and easy home-made household products recipes...with a seasoning of frugal living advice, and an occasional dash of scientific explaination. Besides being fun to make, these do-it-yourself recipes will help you save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. These may improve your health too (a good example is the Homemade Deodorant Recipe below). Mixing up these recipes will also give you the satisfaction of becoming more self-sufficient - which is one of the corner stones of making a frugal living. You will find many of these simple home-made alternatives to be much safer and more effective than their store-bought toxic alternatives. You can choose a product category from the menu below or use the search box to find more recipes. Frugal Mad Scientist At Your Service By the way, in case you didn't know, I am not only frugal but I am also a bit of a Mad Scientist, and a concerned scientist too. Less Debt. Enjoy...
Health & Farming Articles File Miscellaneous Articles NOTE: No attempt is made to update links found within these articles. Some of them have been in existence for several years and now contain obsolete URLs and email addresses. Please do not contact the Soil and Health Library about this. Interview with Aajonus Vonderplanitz presented by Dr Stanley Bass. Aajonus (rhymes with homo-genous) has some remarkable views for a raw fooder, in that he believes the consumption of large quantities of raw red meat, raw chicken, raw fish, raw butter and raw honey are, for most people, the keys to health. Life Extension Magazine, March 2001 - Report: "Vegetables Without Vitamins." Compares two sets of nutritional analyses done on a wide range of vegetables, one recently, one done about two decades ago. Remarkable Recoveries From Severe Health Problems. This brief document explains the remarkable benefits of a raw food based diet for healing serious and life-destroying disease conditions. Aerobic Composting Chart.
- StumbleUpon 15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 3. Simply wash out a screw top spirit bottle, find a screw top soap dispenser and put it together. 4. Source Blank glass tumblers, paint, and cotton wool buds are all you need for this one. 5. 6. Source 7.
10 things science (and Buddhism) says will make you happy | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation - StumbleUpon I’m a science geek as well as a Buddhist geek, and recently when I was leading a retreat on how to bring more joy into our lives I found myself making a lot of references to an article published in Yes magazine, which touched on ten things that have been shown by science to make us happier. It seemed natural to draw upon the article because so much of the research that was described resonated with Buddhist teachings. So I thought it would be interesting to take the main points of the article and flesh them out with a little Buddhism. 1. And in fact Buddhism has always emphasized the practice of dana, or giving. “And which are the three factors of the donor? 2. This of course is an example of another fundamental Buddhist practice — mindfulness. They sorrow not for what is past, They have no longing for the future, The present is sufficient for them: Hence it is they appear so radiant. 3. Buddhists are advised to avoid “conceit.” 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.
garagestoragetluweyen *Garage Storage Solution*By: Tluweyen2 February 2010 If you are like my family, we are constantly short on space in our house. Rather than buy a huge McMansion, we bought what we could afford and ended up with a ranch house with about 2000 square feet. After searching around at various stores, including WalMart and Target, I found exactly what I was looking for at Lowes. These totes are just under 30 inches long with allows me to place two rows in the trailer and hang them in rows of two on the ceiling. For what I did here are the materials needed. 12 of the above totes $11.67 each (Lowes)4 – 1x4x10 boards $2.91 each (Lowes)4 – 2x4x10 $3.69 each (84 Lumber)16 – 3/8x8 lag screws $1.89 each (84 Lumber)16 – 3/8 washers $1.04 per bag needed 4 bags (Lowes)40 – 4” deck screws $8.99 for one box (Lowes)Total cost $209.95 Lowes did not have 1x4x10 but they had 1x4x8. The first step is to cut the 1x4s and 2x4s in half. *In my first attempt I left the boards uncut in their 10’ lengths. tluweyen
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