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How to Take Care of Garden Tools

I think the only way to make it through a lingering winter is to dream of things to come in spring. My grandmother used to make a pencil drawing of her garden and how she wanted it to look, and then she would go about making lists of the things she was going to grow in it. And then perhaps go further into the recipes she might make with the […]

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Make Your Own Potting Soil Mix For Less

If you’re like me, you’re already thinking past the winter weather and dreaming up what kinds of things you can plant in the spring. In this episode of Modern Pioneering I show you how to make your own potting soil mix so that you can have a container garden no matter what kind of space you have around you. I’d love to know if you have any tricks of your own, please […]

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Cowboy Coffee

Do you know how to make the best cup of campfire coffee? Let me show you how. In this episode of Modern Pioneering I show you how to make make delicious campfire coffee while camping using this Cowboy Coffee recipe. And I even have a secret trick if your coffee is too acidic, you won’t believe what it is! Be sure you’re subscribed to my show for more Modern Pioneering […]

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How to String and Dry Peppers

Got an abundance of peppers from your garden? Or love all of the pepper varieties you are finding in the store or farmers market? In today’s Modern Pioneering episode I show you how to string and dry peppers to store for year round use. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! How to String and Dry Peppers: What did you think of this video? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? […]

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Succulent Tips for Beginners

Have you ever grown succulents? Do you know how much to water them or how much sun they need? The answers may surprise you. In this latest Modern Pioneering episode I share my succulent tips for beginners. Follow these easy steps to grow beautiful succulents all year round. Succulent Tips for Beginners: What did you think of this video? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free and you’ll learn […]

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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Your leftover coffee grinds can be used to make a DIY treatment that can have benefits for your skin. Here is how to make a DIY Coffee Body Scrub by upcycling what you have. This is a great way to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. For more Modern Pioneering tips like this be sure to subscribe to my YouTube series for free. DIY Coffee Body Scrub: What items do you […]

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How to Purify Water

Do you know how to purify water? You never know where life’s adventures will take you, whether you’re stuck in a power outage or in the wilderness. It’s good to always be prepared and know how to purify your own water. Today, as part of my new YouTube series I’m sharing this useful skill in several forms. Try is out and tell me what you think! And be sure to […]

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Watch My New YouTube Series!

Hi Friend. Have you ever wanted to take more time for creative activities but feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Or maybe you want to become a little more savvy in the garden and the wild but don’t quite know where to start? Or do you sometimes want new wild game recipes or cooking inspiration that you can turn to at a moment’s notice? Well today I want to share […]

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How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves

There are beautiful leaves in many seasons, especially in autumn. Why not save some of their beauty and turn them into gift tags? This is especially useful in the holiday season, but can be done any time of year. Here’s how to make some amazing, handmade gift tags out of beautiful leaves. How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves: 1. Gather Pretty Leaves First off, search the ground for […]

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How to Quarter a Chicken

Do you know how to quarter a whole chicken? Buying a whole chicken is more economical than buying its parts. You can easily quarter it yourself at home and then roast the carcass and turn it into chicken soup and stock. Master these few steps to quarter your own chicken and you will stretch your dollars much further. You can cook these parts all at once, or you can wrap […]

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