DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too!

DIY Grazing Boxes

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too! Here's how to make your own.

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Lacto-Fermented Pineapple Salsa

Lacto-fermented pineapple salsa - great with chicken, fish, chips -- or just a spoon! (I won't tell anyone.)

Quirky and unusual heirlooms to add a bit of fabulous to your garden!

A Dozen Heirloom Vegetables to Dazzle Your Garden

Want to try something new this gardening season? These quirky and unusual heirloom vegetable seeds will add a bit of fabulous to your garden beds!

Got milk? Making yogurt at home is really simple and eliminates a lot of little plastic cups!

No Measure Homemade Vanilla Yogurt

Got milk? Making homemade yogurt is really simple and eliminates a lot of little plastic cups!

Freezer friendly garlic toast, similar to Texas Toast.

DIY Freezer Garlic Toast, Texas Style

Frozen, ready-to-heat garlic toast is fast, sure, but this DIY version lets you skip the packaging and the weird ingredients.

Baking bread is a traditional skill. If you never learned how, start with the BASICS.

Basics: Quick Bread vs. Yeast Bread

If you're considering delving into bread baking as part of your efforts toward more self-reliant living, here's a very basic look at the difference between quick bread and yeast bread. The crux of it, though? It's not hard!

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Pallet Project: Build a Cheap Chicken Run

Looking for a cheap way to extend your chicken run? Use recycled pallets to create a fence so your hens have more space to roam. They'll be so happy.

Garden ideas and projects to tackle in the dead of winter. Plan for the garden. Grow things. Build things.

Garden Ideas and Projects for the Dead of Winter

Garden ideas and projects to tackle in the dead of winter. Plan for the garden. Grow things. Build things. It's almost as good as digging in the dirt!

Making kimchi is incredibly easy - just a matter of chopping veggies, really. But this fermented veggie mix is so good for you!

Recipe: Kimchi

My family loves this kimchi. It's spicy and crunchy and salty - a great side dish to go with meat and fish when you don't have time to make a salad. Naturally fermented kimchi is full of friendly bacteria and enzymes and oh, so good for you. And it's easy to make!

Grow a nectarine - or any stone fruit - from seed.

Grow a Nectarine from Seed

Nectarines and other stone fruits grow true from seed. Sprout your favorite peach, nectarine, plum, or apricot for free orchard trees.