Dehydrating Honey Step by Step

dehydrated honey

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

Top 30 Plants to Grow in Your Garden This Year

lots of organic veggies from the garden

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

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

52 Things To Never Ever Compost

pallet compost bin

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

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 … 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

Is Homesteading Easy?

pulling out weeds

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

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

Dutch Oven Artisan Bread

freshly-baked artisan bread

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