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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
I live on an 80-acre farm in eastern Nebraska. Please visit my blog at http://aruraljournal.com to learn more about me, my family and life on the farm.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fried Chicken
Currently reading:
Countryside Magazine
Currently listening to:
The White Stripes
My latest DIY project:
Making grapevine bird feeder wreaths.
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DIY Sunflower Seed Bird Feeder from Recycled Materials

I figured out a way to make my own sunflower seed bird feeder with recycled materials I scrounged from around the farm.  Besides not really costing me anything, I think it looks pretty snazzy, to boot.

Here's what you'll need:

Two empty cat or dog food cans,… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Amaryllis After Care


I have three amaryllis bulbs that I started in potting soil last October. Two of the bulbs have bloomed beautifully, but the third -- well, I don't know what it's trying to do.  I think it's a dud.


But as for the two bulbs that performed as expected, I'm now wondering how I'm supposed to care for…


Posted on January 19, 2011 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Earth Stoves: Disco Day Relics Still Useful

Introduced by Earth Stove, Inc. of Tualatin, Oregon in the 1970's, Earth Stoves were innovative in that they were airtight, had a large wood capacity and thermostatic control. Early Earth Stoves are easily recognized by their signature orange and… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 7:08am

How to make cold-process lye soap

This information is dedicated to all those beginners out there who really want to try their hand at cold process lye soap making, but are afraid of that three-letter ingredient, l-y-e.

I'm here to tell you, and I mean this, if I can… Continue

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 7:09am — 7 Comments

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At 3:20pm on March 8, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi there and welcome to HOMEGROWN.org - I like your attitude!

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