Frill Free Zone

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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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Oct 19, 2019

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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Oct 16, 2019

Getting the Most out of CLR - learn this one simple trick

Learn this one simple trick for Getting the Most out of CLR, that fabulous cleaner and decalcifying agent...

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Oct 13, 2019

Renovating the Fire Pit - cooking over the fire

Renovating the Fire Pit is long overdue; we use this for cooking, social gatherings and for an attavistic experience...

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Oct 09, 2019

Corn Starch Package Tip - making life easier

This little Corn Starch Package Tip will certainly make your life easier...

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Sep 11, 2019

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for organic gardens

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for organic gardens...

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Aug 22, 2019

Fruit Tree Pruning - techniques for better fruit production

Techniques for better fruit production (and health); Fruit Tree Pruning...

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Jul 09, 2019

Own Service Dog Training - do it yourself and get a custom trained dog

Get a custom trained dog - do your Own Service Dog Training...

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Jul 09, 2019

Sable - Service Dog In Training

Sable - Service Dog In Training

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Jun 18, 2019

How to Build a Mudroom - Tips and Techniques

Tips and Techniques - How to Build a Mudroom

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Jun 03, 2019

Garden Shed Building Plan - site, building materials and decor

Garden Shed Building Plan; start from the ground up with any project; the site...

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May 31, 2019

The Livery Wood Shed - more than just firewood storage

The Livery Wood Shed is more than just for storing firewood in; it's a multipurpose area, part workshop, part storage, all fun...

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May 30, 2019

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

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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May 28, 2019

Cleaning the Wood Stove Window - special tips and methods

There are a few things you need to know when Cleaning the Wood Stove Window - here is one simple way to do it...

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May 27, 2019

Building Bliss - a movable storage shed

Building Bliss, a movable storage shed made of recycled building materials on skids; the methods to our madness...

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May 25, 2019

Lighting the Fire in the Wood Stove - a skill worth learning

There is a skill that you need to learn if you're heating with wood; Lighting the Fire...

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May 24, 2019

Juice Bottle Scoop - DIY Measuring Scoop

DIY an easy Juice Bottle Scoop - recycle and reuse...

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May 24, 2019

Super Simple Chicken Parmesan - easy and quick recipe

In a rush? Try this Super Simple Chicken Parmesan recipe using ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboard...

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May 22, 2019

The Biffy - little house in the woods, with a view

The Biffy is a rustic outhouse, in the woods; and thank goodness, we've had good use out of it...

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May 21, 2019

Natural Fertilizer - eco-friendly nutrients for organic vertables

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

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May 21, 2019

Alfalfa Pellets - slow release nutrients for a steady supply

Using Alfalfa Pellets provides a steady souce of nutrients to your vegetable plants in a slow release form; rich in nitrogen, they are cheap and easy to use...

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