62 Dandelion Recipes You Won’t Want To Miss

dandelion plant

It’s springtime on the homestead, and along with spring come spring flowers, including, the ever so abundant and humble, dandelion. Dandelions are actually an herb, also referred to by their Botanical Latin name of Taraxacum-officinale. My grandma would gather us up as kids and we’d head outside with our little garden tools and pick dandelion … Read more

Dehydrating Honey Step by Step

dehydrated honey next to a pot of tea

I’d never really considered dehydrating honey on the homestead, however, the other day I was gifted a lot of honey and I really wanted to use the five-gallon buckets that it came in for another project on the homestead. So I did some research and came up with some ways to store the honey that … Read more

27 Amazing Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

basil growing in a mug

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

How to Prepare Your Homestead for Blackouts and EMPs

house in the dark

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

52 Things To Never Ever Compost

compost pile

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

46 Uses for Sawdust on the Homestead

starting a fire with a lighter and sawdust

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

Basic Sourdough Starter

sourdough starter

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 used. … Read more

Dutch Oven Herb Bread

sliced hot bread

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

Slaves to the Things We Own

shopping

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