How To Make Cold Frames from Recycled Materials

cold frame greenhouse

Extending your garden growing season with cold frames does not have to be expensive. Use recycled materials like wood and old windows. Here are a few examples to get you thinking. Cold frame construction with recycled materials from Instructables. These instructions for building a cold frame from recycled materials can be used to build various […]

How To Raise Alpacas | Podcast 25

alpaca mother & cria

Katie from Make It. Grow It has read a lot about alpacas and put that knowledge to practical use with her herd of about 10 alpacas. The main reason she has alpacas is because she is a fiber artist and grows her own good quality fleece for yarn that she knits with and sells on […]

Prepper Recipes: Home-Roasted Coffee

Prepper Recipes Home Roasted Coffee

One of my passions is coffee. I love almost everything about coffee. There are two things that make me sad about coffee, however. First, I try to avoid eating processed foods as much as possible. Some of the flavors and roasting techniques used to roast commercial coffee are quite unhealthy, which I do not like. […]

Bartering Ideas: What Can You Trade With Friends and Neighbors?

Bartering Ideas: What Can You Trade With Friends and Neighbors?

Bartering is not a new concept – it’s been around for centuries. In the past, it was common to find neighbors bartering, to see ads in the paper offering skills in exchange for goods, or vice versa, but today, people are more wary of this beneficial way of living. Bartering is an excellent means of […]