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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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Mar 31, 2020

Canadian Seed Catalogues - seeds for your climate and conditions

Canadian Seed Catalogues - seeds for your climate and conditions...

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Mar 30, 2020

Seaweed as Fertilizer - benefits and disadvantages

The benefits of using Seaweed as Fertilizer...

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Mar 30, 2020

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for organic gardens

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

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Mar 28, 2020

Super Easy Spaghetti Sauce - pantry recipe

Super Easy Spaghetti Sauce - a pantry recipe using canned food...

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Mar 28, 2020

DIY Dog House - give your pooch a comfortable home

DIY Dog House - give your pooch a comfortable home...

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Mar 28, 2020

Gardening for Beginners - starting off? Start here...

Gardening for Beginners - starting off? Start here...

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Mar 26, 2020

How to Open Jars without hurting your hand, or breaking the jar

How to Open Jars safely, without hurting your hand, or breaking the jar...

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Mar 24, 2020

Bramble and Apple Crumble - Gluten Free Dessert (or breakfast)

Gluten Free Dessert - Bramble and Apple Crumble...

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Mar 22, 2020

Splitting Maul Versus Axe - what are the benefits and uses?

Splitting Maul vs. Axe - what are the benefits and uses?

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Mar 22, 2020

Wood Splitting Maul - an alternative strategy for splitting firewood

Wood Splitting Maul - alternative way of splitting firewood...

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Mar 20, 2020

How To Make Money Homesteading - work from home - never leave the farm

Work from home - How To Make Money Homesteading...

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Mar 19, 2020

Why Do My Chickens Have Scaly Feet? What do I do about it?

Why do my chickens have scaly feet? What do I do about it?

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Mar 17, 2020

Earth Shelter Root Cellar with Cordwood Walls and a Living Roof

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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Mar 11, 2020

Building the Root Cellar; detailed building notes

Building the Root Cellar was a fun project; I highly recommend using these kinds of smaller projects to practice alternative building methods...

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Mar 10, 2020

How to Teach Dogs to Volley a Balloon - sounds like fun...

How to Teach Dogs to Volley a Balloon - Stupid Dog Tricks...

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Mar 09, 2020

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

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

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Mar 09, 2020

Homestead Wood - lumber, firewood, all things wood

Homestead Wood - make money from lumber and firewood...

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Mar 06, 2020

Building Site Etiquette - no, it's not Miss Manners

Building Site Etiquette is not rocket science, it's just common sense...

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Feb 16, 2020

Willows on the Homestead - how to grow Salix

How To Grow Salix - Willows on the Homestead...

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Jan 24, 2020

Chicken Coop Compost - 10 best natural high nitrogen fertilizers

Ten best natural high nitrogen fertilizers - Chicken Coop Compost...

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