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Carnival Of Homesteading: How-To Edition

April 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This was supposed to be the Springtime edition.  In going through the articles, there were so many great How To articles that I decided to switch the focus just a little.   My picks are all how to articles and they all have a little bit to do with Spring too.  All of the articles that were submitted for this edition are excellent and worth the time to read.

The carnival is also looking for hosts for future editions.  If you would like to host the carnival, just send me an email or leave a comment on this post.

Editor’s Picks

Neighbor Nancy presents The Backyard Flock: You Can Build a Brooder posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, “Even the super beginner can build this well designed, easy-to-clean brooder to keep your new chicks healthy, warm and safe. Follow the Backyard Flock series for more beginner chicken keeping advice.”

Eric Keith presents Sucker Your Tomatoes for Increased Yields and Disease Resistance posted at Farm and Field Survivalist.

Brian presents Super Sturdy Trellis | Meadowwood Garden posted at Meadowwood Garden, saying, “This trellis how-to article might come in handy for your readers since gardening season is about to get into full swing! It explains one method of building a multi-use trellis that can be used for beans, peas, melons, tomatoes, and much much more!”

ChristineMM presents How to Make a $10 Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by ChristineMM posted at The Thinking Mother, saying, “ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother shares a photo tutorial on how to build a raised garden bed for $10.”

Heather Levin presents How To Make Your Own Deodorant posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, “Learn several different recipes for making healthy, eco friendly deodorant at home.”

I’m sure that you will enjoy the rest of these articles.  I enjoyed every one of them and learned a lot.  Be sure to check them out as well.

Farm Animals

Elizabeth Enslin presents Sonnet for a Poultry Farmer posted at Yips and Howls, saying, “Don’t know if poetry is appropriate, but this sonnet I wrote for National Poetry Writing Month is about do-it-yourself meat-raising.”

Mike Lawson presents Raising Turkeys for Fun and Profit: Basic Facts and Terminology posted at The Chicken Coop.


Belle presents This Year’s Garden so far……….. posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

Clair Schwan presents Cold Climate Gardening – how we do it here in Wyoming posted at Vegetable Gardening and Greenhouses, saying, “With the winter fading fast, perhaps it’s time to consider what vegetables we might grow and harvest during the upcoming winter. That’s right, we can grow and harvest vegetables in the winter months. Here’s how we do it in Wyoming.”


Credit Shout presents Lowes Credit Card Review posted at CreditShout, saying, “If your thinking about doing a lot of home improvement this spring and summer, you may be heading to Lowes. We have reviewed the Lowes credit card.”

Ralph Sparkson presents Why I Love My Dog posted at Best Funny Dog Pictures, saying, “We got another dog about two years ago. It had been over ten years since our last dog, who died just before our daughter was born. With our new dog, we were lucky because our daughter has a small neighborhood business of caring for pets and that is how we found the dog we now love so much.”

Lindsay presents Home Brewing to Save Money (and have fun) posted at Off the Urban Grid.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents YNAB (You Need A Budget) Personal Budget Software Is 10% Off posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Budgeting is a big part of maintaining a home and managing household finances. We present a review of a great budgeting tool.”

The Smarter Wallet presents Control Household Debt With 5 Smart Saving Strategies and Budgeting Ideas posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”

Savings Toolbox presents How to Get the Best Mortgage in Today’s Market posted at Savings Toolbox.

Leave Debt Behind presents Quick and Easy Ways Your Teen Can Make Money posted at Leave Debt Behind.

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Best Blogs for Living Healthy on a Budget posted at Surgical Technician Schools.


Rani presents Super Potato Salad posted at Indoor Garden Musings, saying, “Need an easy spring recipe?”

Michael Medeiros presents HOME STYLE BBQ SAUCE | Barbecue Recipes posted at Barbecue Recipes, saying, “Summer barbecue is just around the bend. This basic home style BBq Sauce is easily made with items from the cupboard.”


Aparna presents Uses of hair clippings-Best out of Waste posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, “What do you do of those hair clippings after you cut your hair?”

Sustainable Living

Jacob Duchaine presents Being a Man posted at Blogging Guy

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of homesteading using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Carnival of Homesteading: How To Edition | Small Homestead | // Apr 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

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  • 2 rani // Apr 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you for hosting and including me. I look forward to reading the other posts.

  • 3 Aparna // Apr 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for putting the carnival together and for including my article.

  • 4 Belle // Apr 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm


    Thank you so much for adding my post in the carnival!


  • 5 Christine Guest // Apr 28, 2009 at 3:49 am

    If there is a tutorial about how to host a carnival, (beyond cut and paste – I can do that 😉 I’ll host next week.


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