Mold inside the home can be a very dangerous thing, but cleaning it doesn’t have to be. If you are dealing with any mold infestation, or want to avoid one, bleach is probably what the internet is suggesting you use. Sure, bleach works on mold, but it can also be toxic to both humans, animals, … Read more 5 DIY Natural Mold Cleaner Recipes You Should Try
Milk is a staple for every kitchen, it is used for so many different things from drinking to cooking many different foods. Milk needs to be kept in a refrigerator unless it has been canned to be shelf stable. You can process any type of milk that you have be it store bought, raw cow’s … Read more How to Can Milk Step by Step
DIY all-natural all-purpose bathroom cleaners cost only pennies to make, and do not release potentially harmful or fumes waft inside of your home. Because of proprietary laws, manufacturers are not even required to tell us exactly what goes into many of the cleaning products, air fresheners, and fragrances that might be sitting in your cabinet … Read more DIY Natural Bathroom Cleaner – Only 3 Ingredients!
This simple oxtail soup recipe is a classic recipe in Chinese culture and actually finds its roots in Russia. It tends to be brothier and lighter than the Western versions of oxtail soup, and also contains many nutrients and lots of flavor. It takes about two hours to make. Check out some other oxtail soup … Read more Quick and Easy Chinese Oxtail Soup
This bread is so versatile it can be baked up as bread, used as biscuits, or made into pizza dough. What comes through is the flavor of the herbs making it ideal for a meze platter with prosciutto, olives, roasted peppers, pesto, and parmesan cheese. A fun trick for the herbed bread is to roll … Read more Dutch Oven Herb Bread
Homesteading, the very term evokes a picturesque landscaping with plenty of animals and green countryside. Many are fleeing the city in pursuit of happiness. In search of that idyllic dream where they can enjoy the country life with minimal effort. But, is homesteading easy? Or does it require a lot of hard work and dedication? … Read more Is Homesteading Easy?
If you walk the laundry section in the grocery store, you’ll find borax in a plain-looking box with a wagon train on the front of the box. 20 Mule Team Borax is made in the United States starting in 1891, and borax deserves a place in your homestead cabinets. As homesteaders, we love versatile items. … Read more 38 Uses for Borax in and Around Your Home
Cleaning your glass and windows and being left with a streak free shine does not require the use of costly and possibly harmful, store-bought glass cleaners. Removing grit and grime from glass, and leaving the surface looking beautiful can be easily accomplished with this DIY natural glass cleaner for mere pennies on the dollar. Are … Read more DIY Glass and Window Cleaner
Garlic, a healthy and tasty vegetable that is simple to grow, is more often used for flavor enhancement than for consuming in whole. The garlic plant is more of a bulbous plant that is generally classified as a spice. Garlic is generally grown outdoors in a garden bed, but it can be grown inside in … Read more Growing Garlic in Containers – So Easy!
Homesteading and homeschooling are not synonyms, but the two concepts sure fit together well. Even if you are not homeschooling, you can still make some simple, nearly free, and heirloom style learning supplies to help your little ones bolster their academic progress. Teaching or reinforcing the building blocks can be daunting for someone who does … Read more How to Make Clipboard and Clothespin Learning Games for Kids
This classic oxtail soup recipe, beloved by the Scottish, is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. This is one of those dishes you start in the morning so it will be fall apart tender, ready for the evening meal. If you’re short on time or space, this soup can even be made in … Read more Scottish Oxtail Soup
Growing up my grandmother had a saying that we lived by, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. I’ve heard this statement a billion times from others and seen it in a variety of blogs. In our house, these were words to live by and grandmother never ever got rid … Read more Slaves to the Things We Own
Clotheslines are not a thing of the past. I grew up using a clothesline, and still do to this day. When my cousin came home for a long weekend he was amazed at my awesome clothesline and had a good laugh at me for using it. That’s ok though, I know how awesome a clothesline … Read more 13 Pros and 13 Cons to Using a Clothesline
DIY natural eyeshadow recipes are simple and economical to make. Making your own cosmetics allows you to still look your very best without exposing your body to artificial dyes, pigments, and chemical compounds. Just a few of the potentially harmful ingredients found in commercially manufactured eyeshadow include formaldehyde parabens, titanium dioxide, yellow carnauba wax, retinyl … Read more DIY Natural Eye Shadow
For those who want to avoid dairy for reasons varying from allergies to ethical concerns, making your own rice milk provides an inexpensive and readily available alternative. It is also good to know how to do this in order to prep for survival when you won’t have access to fresh dairy milk. In relation to … Read more How To Make Rice Milk
Homesteaders have found many ways to use lemons on the homestead, whether it’s through the actual fruits, the essential oils, or preservation methods. More parts of the citrus fruits are wasted than used. For example, you might squeeze a slice of lemon into your water then toss it out later. You eat the flesh of … Read more 40 Ways to Use Lemons on the Homestead