Summer is just around the corner, and many homesteaders are trying to decide what to plant on the homestead. As homesteaders, we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, but in the summertime, we spend even more. Deciding which summer plants to grow on your homestead can take some time and thought. Before you … Read more Top 30 Plants to Grow in Your Garden This Year
Most homesteads have some sort of herb garden outdoors, but sometimes, you want to bring the outdoors in. Whether it’s due to your space, simple convenience, or because you aren’t actually on a homestead yet, an indoor herb garden is an ideal solution. Let’s face it, there are many reasons for an indoor herb garden, … Read more 27 Amazing Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
In today’s uncertain times, homesteaders are concerned about a variety of issues. Thanks to the latest outbreak, many homesteaders are stepping up the pace to prepare for emergencies. If they’re not laying in supplies, they’re preparing the homestead for a higher production yield to ensure plenty of food, but, what happens if there is a … Read more How to Prepare Your Homestead for Blackouts and EMPs
As homesteaders, we’re always striving to reduce our carbon footprint and upcycle as much as possible. Nothing goes to waste. Whenever possible, we find ways to upcycle things and reuse them to the best of our advantage. This includes food waste and other organic materials in and around the homestead. By composting, we’re taking advantage … Read more 52 Things To Never Ever Compost
Grandma was very frugal and I recall one year asking grandma why she saved everything. She told me that everything should be repurposed on the homestead. Grandma had an entire shelf in the root cellar that was full of reusable containers and other things. One thing that grandma never threw away was sawdust. The fact … Read more 46 Uses for Sawdust on the Homestead
It’s easy to get caught up in trying to make your garden the best one on the block, however, it can quickly get very expensive. Grandma had some great tips and tricks that she used to help keep her garden on budget. Using the tips and tricks that grandma taught me have helped me to … Read more 5 Frugal Gardening Tips That Will Save You A Ton Of Money
If the idea of making your own sourdough starter sounds complicated – it is absolutely not! You only need two ingredients, water and flour… but you do have to wait at least a week for it to finish fermenting. Sourdough works for most people on a gluten free diet regardless of the type of flour … Read more Basic Sourdough Starter
There’s nothing that quite says fall like fresh apple cider. Every fall we gather together and pick apples on our homestead. We drag the old cider press out of the barn, brush the cobwebs off and clean it up so that we can make our very own apple cider. Everyone gets involved from the oldest … Read more How To Make Apple Cider Step By Step
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
My grandmother was always quoting this quote: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. While I’m not really sure of the exact origin of that quote, I’ve heard it many times, especially from my family and homesteading friends. I’ve found the saying to be very true. If I don’t use … Read more Could You Survive On What The Pioneers Had?
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
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?
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
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have a lot of time for kneading bread, you may prefer this Artisan bread recipe. I like it because it has only 4 ingredients and I don’t have to take the time to knead the dough. We use it often when we need some bread and perhaps don’ … Read more Dutch Oven Artisan Bread
My great grandparents purchased their homestead via the Homestead Act of 1862. My family and I were curious as to what the Homestead Act actually entailed so we did some research. Per the law that was signed into effect by then President Lincoln in May of 1862, the Homestead Act was designed to encourage people … Read more The Homestead Act of 1862 – Everything You Need to Know