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Jane Doe
The Haphazard Prepper
The Haphazard Prepper

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DIY Vinegar, Making
DOB August 19 From cooking to cleaning, hair care and laundry, I go through a ton of vinegar around here so this summer I decided to try my hand at making my own. I found plenty of How-To articles online, but almost all of them were cheat directions that in...

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DIY Dog Food
When I was 19 I worked for a specialty pet supply retailer located in a wealthy suburb of Dallas. The stores would later be bought out by a little California upstart named Petco, but before that happened our focus was entirely on pet supplies. No fish, no b...

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No Poo - Adventures in Shampoo Free Living
I'd eyeballed the No Poo movement for a long time with amusement. Random women suddenly decided to ditch shampoo because it's full of icky things and embrace warm water, vinegar, and kittens in their quest for clean, chemical free hair. As these fearless ha...

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I got seeds
My earliest memories of gardening involve my grandmother's massive garden and a fistful of prickly okra. There were many a summer night spent shucking a mountain of corn with my assorted cousins outside under a tree... I'd like to say it was a magnolia but ...

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Take it with a Grain of Salt
I love salt. Salt on sweet corn, salt on cucumbers, hell I even put salt on bananas. I can get completely lost and drooling clicking around the Salt Works website, lusting for smoked salts and black salts and flavored salts. I mean, Sriracha Salt ? Who knew...

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Cheese Crack
I've been picking up #10 cans of freeze dried goodies on and off for a few years, but like a lot of others I mostly just stuck it in the cabinet for long term storage and forgot about it. I figured the day I woke up needing to eat it, I wouldn't get too wor...

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Antibiotics - For Entertainment Purposes Only ;)
As an asthmatic, one of my biggest concerns is stopping an upper respiratory infection before it's had time to pick up steam. A head cold for me is a guarentee of a sinus infection, and left untreated that quickly moves into my chest, becoming bronchitis an...

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Come into my garden
Two of my dogs have developed an unhealthy interest in both my chickens and rabbits, not to mention an overwhelming need to lie down on my plants, so I finally put in a gated entry to the garden and critter area of the yard. I do love building things with p...

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Tater Tote
I've done tater towers in the past, using tires, wire cages, even laundry baskets. The problem is they never old much. This year I went big! I took an IBC tote that had been cut in half and set it up at the end of the hay shed so the roof would drain off in...

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Pallet Projects - Garage Shelves
When we bought this place the Mr. and I struck a deal. Being a former landscaper and a gardening nut I decreed the yard to be MINE. The Mr. agreed, on the condition the garage was his. No problem, all your's I said. Six years later I decided enough was enou...
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