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
Nov 30, 2021

Designing the Root Cellar - what to include

What should you include when Designing the Root Cellar?

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Nov 16, 2021

Keep your hands safe with this diy Safe Hands Tug toy for dogs

Safe Hands Tug Toy for dogs and puppies | DIY Dog Toy Tutorial

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Nov 14, 2021

The Roof of the Tiny House - the all important covering over it all

Building the Roof of the Tiny House is one thing that you don't want to leave in the hands of someone who doesn't know how it all comes together...

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Nov 03, 2021

Square Foot Gardening Method - raised beds, intensively gardened

Follow the Square Foot Gardening Method outlined here for your intensive garden...

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Oct 28, 2021

How to Harden Muddy Soil - good drainage is essential

How to Harden Muddy Soil - Good Drainage is Essential...

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Oct 26, 2021

Cammidge Pottery - well known potters in Ioco, B.C.

Cammidge Pottery - well known potters in Ioco B.C. and Tatla Lake...

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Oct 18, 2021

Organic Gardening in a Pandemic - guest post

Guest Post - Organic Gardening in a Pandemic...

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Oct 08, 2021

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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Oct 02, 2021

Wood Ashes - an ancient soil sweetener

An ancient soil sweetener, Wood Ashes...

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Sep 24, 2021

Building a Worm Farm; simple tutorial for starting a red worm bin

Building a worm farm is easy and economical; hire some redworms to do the heavy lifting; worm composting is fun!

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Sep 18, 2021

Deer Collision Avoidance - how to avoid wildlife death and destruction

Deer Collision Avoidance - how to avoid wildlife death and destruction, not to mention vehicle damage...

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Sep 09, 2021

Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

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

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Sep 04, 2021

Fall Gardening - don't put the garden to bed yet

Fall Gardening; don't stop yet, you have another season to go yet. Autumn gardens provide lots more yummy vegetables, with less effort from you...

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Sep 01, 2021

Seamless Dolman Top - spare and simple elegance - and easy to sew

Simple and easy to sew Seamless Dolman Top...

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Aug 28, 2021

Water on the Homestead - find it, use it

Water on the Homestead - how to find it, and use it...

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Aug 28, 2021

Plant Propagation Station - everything you need for success

Plant Propagation Station - everything you need to grow plants successfully...

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Aug 27, 2021

Earth Friendly Weed Control - use poison-free methods

Use poison-free methods; Earth Friendly Weed Control...

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Aug 08, 2021

Puppy Layette - everything you need for your new puppy

Puppy Layette - everything you need for your new puppy...

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Jul 12, 2021

Garden Problems - minor annoyance? Or big deal?

Minor annoyance or big deal; Garden Problems...

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Jul 06, 2021

Keeping Dogs Cool In Summer - beat the heat for your dog

Beat the heat for your dog; Keeping Dogs Cool In Summer

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