[22 Jul 2014 ]
10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

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Preserving Food »

[23 Jul 2014 ]
How To Freeze Potatoes

When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[21 Jul 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #168

Come link up and share what you’ve been learning on your own homestead!

Home Remedies & Herbs »

[15 Jul 2014 ]
How To Make A Shepherd’s Purse Tincture To Stop Nosebleeds Fast (and More)!

I was so excited in Spring when I discovered Shepherd’s Purse growing wild all over our property. I decided to put it to good use, and made a tincture to experiment with. Here’s how to make it yourself, and what I’ve observed…

Off Grid »

[14 Jul 2014 ]
Grey Water Trial: Flushing Sink Water

I thought it would be a good idea to catch our sink water to use to flush the toilet. Here’s what I’ve learned…

Eating Off The Land »

[13 Jul 2014 ]
Sautéed Squash and Onions

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Gardening »

[8 Jul 2014 ]
Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[7 Jul 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #166

Come link up and share what you’ve been learning on your own homestead!

Off Grid »

[2 Jul 2014 ]
Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[30 Jun 2014 ]
Homestead Barn Hop #165

It’s another Monday, and another opportunity to learn from homesteaders near and far! Link up and share what you’ve been learning on your homestead, or just drop in to glean tips for your future farm.

Eating Off The Land, Kitchen Tips »

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Making A Garden Cookbook

Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.

Preserving Food »

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Cherry Picking: Preserving Cherries, PLUS How To Use Cherry Pits!

Freezing, dehydrating, canning- so many ways to preserve cherries! You can also use the seeds for many things… just don’t eat them!

Homestead Barn Hop »

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Homestead Barn Hop #164

Pull up a chair and get comfy folks! Lots of fun and interesting new things to learn this week from homesteaders around the globe.