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The Frill Free Zone is where we get to the nitty gritty of living simply; eliminate all the unnecessary, useless, frivolous or giddy; it's where you get serious about creating your unique life that suits you to perfection.

  • Feel the pride of salvaging a piece of architectural molding and using it in an innovative way;

  • get off the recycling train and learn ways of using your packaging, instead of filling the landfill.

  • Find natural materials close at hand that make a vernacular building style work perfectly in your climate.

The world is at the cusp of stopping waste in its tracks - what did our grand parents say? Waste not, want not...

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May 26, 2020

How to Choose the Right Organic Fertilizer for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants to grow, as they are typically easy to maintain and produce delicious results. With the right care, the average

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May 24, 2020

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed; storage tips and advice

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed can save a bundle of money; learn how to store seeds for next year, without losing them to mold, vermin or low germination...

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May 16, 2020

How to Build a Mudroom - Tips and Techniques

Tips and Techniques - How to Build a Mudroom

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May 14, 2020

Homesteading Articles - your stories on Frill Free

Homesteading Articles - guest posts and stories on Frill Free...

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May 12, 2020

Write for This Site - guest posts accepted on homesteading topics

Write for This Site - guest posts accepted on homesteading topics...

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May 08, 2020

Natural Fertilizer - eco-friendly nutrients for organic vertables

Natural Fertilizer - eco-friendly nutrients for healthy organic vegetables...

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May 06, 2020

Extending The Growing Season

Extending The Growing Season - ways to get more plant production, even in frost...

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May 05, 2020

Organic Gardening Compost - make your own 'black gold'...

Make your own 'black gold'; Organic Gardening Compost...

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May 04, 2020

Making Chaps from Logging Pants - reuse and recycle

Making Chaps from Logging Pants - don't waste a thing, reuse it...

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May 02, 2020

Language of Birds; do garden birds understand what we're saying?

Language of Birds; do garden birds understand what we're saying?

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May 01, 2020

Hugelkultur - hill growing method

Hugelkultur - the hill growing method...

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May 01, 2020

Bantam Roosters - small birds, big attitude

Small breed poultry with a big attitude - Bantam Roosters

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Apr 30, 2020

Pruning an Old Apple Tree - Rejuvenation Pruning

Rejuvenation pruning - Pruning an Old Apple Tree...

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Apr 29, 2020

Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen; take action now!

If you have a bad Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen, take action immediately; your birds are at risk...

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Apr 28, 2020

Dutch Oven Stoup - thicker than soup, not quite stew

Make Dutch Oven Stoup, and be amazed at the flavor of thick soup cooked over the open fire; there is something about outdoor cooking...

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Apr 26, 2020

The Circle of Thyme Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi

The Circle of Thyme Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi is a twig gazebo built on a whim for the clematis to clamber up - it was more successful than we ever imagined...

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Apr 24, 2020

Erosion Control on the homestead - simple, easy ways to conserve soil

Simple, easy ways to conserve soil - Erosion Control on the homestead...

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Apr 20, 2020

Liquid Organic Fertilizer - waste not, want not

Using Liquid Organic Fertilizer on your garden is one of the most sustainable practices you can imagine; you will never run out of this high nitrogen fertilizer

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Apr 15, 2020

Service Dog Candidate - second time around

Service Dog Candidate - second time around...

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Apr 14, 2020

Hatching Bantam Eggs - you choose; Mama hen? Or incubator?

You choose; Mama Hen? Or incubator? Hatching Bantam Eggs...

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