200+ Ingenious Uses for Paper Clips in and Around the Homestead

paper clips

Paper clips are an ideal object to have on hand. Part of homesteading is learning to make do with what you have and not running out and buying something every time that you need something. Homesteaders are a unique breed of people that may often be considered eccentric or odd however, more often than not, … Read more 200+ Ingenious Uses for Paper Clips in and Around the Homestead

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes from A to Z

sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular vegetable, especially at holidays. They suggest images of crisp fall days, family meals, and special occasions. Sweet potatoes are an easy vegetable to grow, but they have different needs than many garden vegetables. They are also one of the best yielding vegetables, producing forty to fifty pounds of tubers from … Read more How to Grow Sweet Potatoes from A to Z

Why We Homestead and 10 Reasons We’re Sticking With It – Linda Wilson’s Story

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a homesteader at heart. As a child, I was always the one that made sure we had a thriving garden full of fresh vegetables. I longed for the farm life and I focused on how I could achieve that as I grew up. I worked in an … Read more Why We Homestead and 10 Reasons We’re Sticking With It – Linda Wilson’s Story

DIY Natural Kitchen Cutting Board Sanitizer

cutting boards and DIY disinfectant

Sanitizing your kitchen cutting board is a must to prevent bacteria from forming, and making your family ill. Using chemical laden commercially manufactured cutting board sanitizers could defeat your family’s health goals, and cost a lot more money than making an all-natural disinfectant in mere minutes. The kitchen cutting board gets as much traffic as … Read more DIY Natural Kitchen Cutting Board Sanitizer

40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

dried fruit in mason jars

If you’re a homesteader, preserving food is an absolutely essential skill. If you want to live a sustainable, low-cost lifestyle, you need to be able to optimize the foods you grow, harvest, hunt, forage or buy, so you have a healthy, low-cost supply on hand during cold weather, or during tough times when food is … Read more 40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

DIY Natural All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner with Borax

all purpose kitchen cleaner ingredients

This DIY kitchen cleaner uses Borax, and it can be used as a deep cleaning agent for scouring away not only germs, but grease residue. If any residue remains after scrubbing, use a cloth lightly dampened with only distilled white vinegar to remove any unwanted streaking. Why Borax? Well, because it offers more thorough scrubbing … Read more DIY Natural All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner with Borax

DIY Flannel Board and Felt Learning Activities for Kids

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Flannel boards (or felt boards, if you prefer) are low tech learning aids that are rarely used in school classrooms anymore, but they used to be a staple in elementary schools and Sunday school classrooms. About a year ago, I got online to buy a flannel board to use with the learning sets I was … Read more DIY Flannel Board and Felt Learning Activities for Kids