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How Not To Use Castille Soap

by Lisa Linderman on April 12, 2011

in diy,penny pinching,pioneer home skills

I’ve been making my own laundry detergent for a while now.  I’ve tried a powdered formulation, and while it’s much easier to store, I much prefer the results of the liquid variety, and will be returning to that as soon as I run out of the powder I made…which should be in about 2014. I […]

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Not-A-Bee Traps

by Lisa Linderman on July 9, 2009

in diy,penny pinching,pest control

A while back I mentioned that I’m alarmed by the number of people who classify anything that buzzes, is black and yellow and vaguely striped, and is hanging around the yard as a “bee”. And that they furthermore seem to hate bees with such a passion that they swat, poison, trap, stomp, squash, maim, fold, […]

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So I just wrote about dealing with the overflow of plastic pots you might have if you buy plants very often. Of course one easy thing to do with them is use them to start new seeds. But if you actually have a situation where you don’t have enough little plastic pots, or yours are […]

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Make Your Own Seed Tape

by Lisa Linderman on March 18, 2009

in diy,recycle,seed tape

I’m not exactly a newbie at gardening, but neither am I a seasoned pro. I’ve been actively gardening in some form for about 8 years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there’s always more to learn. Every time I peruse a garden catalog or hit the farm store, I find something […]

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