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do it yourself Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
do it yourself Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies part 2

Good lord! The people have spoken and apparently old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies are a favorite among my readers and fellow stumblers. A few days ago I shared a microwave cleaner I discovered and I also shared a home made recipe for spackle or wall hole patch and the comments/ hits went through the roof! It's surprising to me that others are also interested in my old-fashioned, simpler ways of doing things obsession and now I am not so embarrassed to share my tips. You know many people think a not so old girl sharing these discoveries/ tips is a strange thing but I am really into all this simple living stuff and I am glad you are too! So here are a few more of my favorite bits of...

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Old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies

I have always been interested in homemade remedies/ do it yourself remedies. Often times the remedies are cheaper, healthier and easier than conventional remedies plus they make you more self sufficient and they get you back to a simpler lifestyle. In earlier posts I talked about how to make simple yet helpful cleaning solutions with products you already have in your home. You can remove stains, disinfect, whiten your teeth and much more without buying expensive specialized products. In the next few weeks we are moving out of our current place and into an new one. This means massive amounts of cleaning and fixing will occur and I am trying to find simpler ways of doing this. My first old-fashioned know how concoction I want to share with you is homemade spackle- hole...

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The Good Household Tip Meme- Garbage disposal cleaner

Okay I wasn't tagged for this meme but I did see it on Witchypoo's blog and also on Teeni's blog so I decided to take it upon myself to share my tip! Garbage disposal cleaner- You know how your garbage disposer gets that gross smell and sometimes a slimy film? Don't but store bought cleaners for this simple cleaning task make your own! Did you know that white vinegar is a powerful disinfectant/ cleaner? All you need to make your own garbage disposal cleaner is some white vinegar, and ice tray and a sealed baggie. Fill the ice tray with vinegar, freeze and when the cubes are nice and frozen transfer them to your sealed baggie for storage int he freezer. Once a week place 2-3 cubes in the disposer with a slow stream...

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