Frill Free Zone

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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Homesteading Blog - The Frill Free Zone
Mar 02, 2024

Intercropping - the art of growing multiple crops simultaneously

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Intercropping; the art of growing multiple crops simultaneously in your organic garden for support, shelter and shade for each other...

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Mar 01, 2024

Do Not Waste Water - conserve a precious resource in the home & garden

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Do Not Waste Water; this precious resource is not infinite, and we need to conserve water in homes and gardens; learn how to effectivigly minimize water waste...

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Feb 29, 2024

Make your own Masonry Stove - ways to enhance the reliability...

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Make your own Masonry Stove and enhance the reliability of wood heat...

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Feb 28, 2024

Tomato Plant Problems; diagnose, treat and grow tomatoes

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Tomato Plant Problems are sometimes easy to treat, but diagnosing the issue and dealing with diseases, cultivation or pest problems can be tough...

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Feb 27, 2024

Mulch Comparisons - which is best for what purpose?

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Which mulch is best for what purpose - Mulch Comparisons...

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Feb 26, 2024

History of Organic Farming - it's been a long time coming back around

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History of Organic Farming; it has been a long time coming back around; it must be karma; be kind to the earth, use organic methods of growing vegetables and fruit

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Feb 25, 2024

Pruning an Old Apple Tree - Rejuvenation Pruning

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Rejuvenation pruning - Pruning an Old Apple Tree...

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Feb 24, 2024

Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

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Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy - beyond typical gardening terms...

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Feb 23, 2024

Build Your Own Sawhorse out of scrap lumber

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Build Your Own Sawhorse out of scrap lumber; a rustic carpentry project...

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Feb 22, 2024

Compost Bins to keep your compost tidy

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Keep your compost tidy with a bin...Compost Bins of all descriptions...

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Feb 21, 2024

Passive Cooling; use the power of the earth to air condition your home

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Use Passive Cooling to air condition your home; silent, earth friendly and economical; use the power of the earth to cool your home

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Feb 20, 2024

Pet Friendly Gardening - how to make your garden safe for your pet

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How to Make Your Garden Safe for Your Pet - Pet Friendly Gardening...

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Feb 19, 2024

Earth Shelter Root Cellar with Cordwood Walls and a Living Roof

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The Earth Shelter Root Cellar was a trial to see how exactly to build into a hillside, and the cordwood walls and living roof were also experimental; the lessons learned...

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Feb 19, 2024

Propagating Begonia rex, the king of begonias

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Propagating Begonia rex, the king of begonias...

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Feb 19, 2024

Growing Ornamental Plants - the horticulturists dream

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The Horticulturists Dream - Growing Ornamental Plants

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Feb 19, 2024

Dragonflies - prehistoric predator insects

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Dragonflies are predator insects from prehistoric times...

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Feb 17, 2024

Grow Lights for Seedlings and Cuttings

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Grow Lights for Seedlings and Cuttings - how to choose from so many options

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Feb 17, 2024

Biological Pest Control - gardening with life forces in your garden

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Use the life forces in your garden for Biological Pest Control instead of deadly chemicals...

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Feb 16, 2024

Heating with Wood; cozy and snug, burning wood is the softest heat

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Heating with Wood is economical and old fashioned; the heat produced by a woodstove is soft and snug - there's nothing like it...

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Feb 15, 2024

Homesteading Crafts - projects for your homestead

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Projects for your homestead; Homesteading Crafts...

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