Category Archive: Recycle

Create a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Create a Mason Jar Herb Garden Nothing beats fresh herbs when cooking. The smell and taste are just better. If you already have a herb garden you know what I am talking about. If you live in a region where gardening is feasible year round, then you might be only attracted to the convenience of this …

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DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims

DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims This is a neat DIY project. I like the way this stove looks. Useful and attractive for your backyard barbeques.  It isn’t a project I would recommend for a bug out stove or even for camping unless you have a permanent  site for it. It’s simply too heavy to move easily with …

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DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2)

DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2) (Parts 1 & 2, 2 links) One of the things I recall most clearly about my grandparents farm is the outhouse! It is one of my least favorite memories too! I don’t recall them closing the old one and opening a new one, but I …

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Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage

Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage Recycle, reuse, and renew! But when you do so to store water for the future do so with caution. Reusing plastic containers is good for not only your pocket book but our planet. Just make sure that you’re using the right plastic for the right job. For tips …

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Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop!

Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop! Once again I am amazed by the ingenuity of the homesteader. If you have children, in all likelihood you either have or have had one of the triangle style swing sets in your back yard at some time or another. Now days they are much more complicated then the back …

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Couple Builds Glass House For $500

Couple Builds Glass House For $500 Preppers and homesteaders are some of the most creative people around. This is just one more creation that shows off that versatility. This young artistic couple built this glass house on their own without the aid of contractors and architects spending a mere $500.00 USD using found and donated …

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21 Wagon Repurpose Ideas

21  Wagon Repurpose Ideas If your children or grandchildren have out grown that old wagon, repurpose it! I do love recycled items reused to make something new and useful. The featured article from Homestead Spirit speaks to a little red wagon, but any wagon can be used. Pictured are only two of the items they …

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Inspiring Ideas Dollar Store Hacks

Inspiring Ideas Dollar Store Hacks Who doesn’t want to save money and at least appear to be clever and creative? Everyone right!? But where oh where to come up with those inexpensive hacks and inspirational ideas? I do so with researching all the bright ideas of others then applying them to my own use with …

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Winterize With Cardboard

Winterize With Cardboard Almost since the creation of cardboard it has been recycled or reused long before there was official recycling centers. We have re-boxed items for shipment elsewhere and for storage purposes. Many recognized the insulation value of cardboard and used it as inexpensive insulation. Then came the advent of official recycling and the …

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15+ Uses for Dryer Sheets That Don’t Have Anything to do With a Dryer!

15+ Uses for  Dryer Sheets That Don’t Have Anything to do With a Dryer! Multi-use items are one way to make the best use of what you already have. Which of course saves money and un-necessary trips to the market to replace this or that product. A couple things I particularly like about multiple uses for dryer …

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