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Seed Potatoes and How To Plant Potatoes In A Raised Bed

March 25, 2015 – 8:14 am

New to planting potatoes? Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to plant potatoes in a raised bed. PLUS… what’s a seed potato? The answers you need!

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From Gangs To Goats

October 14, 2016 – 10:43 am

Podcast Interview

I recently did an interview with Tim Young from The Self Sufficient Life, which I must say was my absolute favorite interview of all time- hands down. He touched on things I’ve never talked about on the blog, especially about my life before becoming a homesteader. Although we didn’t even scratch the surface of my “rebellious teenage years” that got me sent away to live with my dad in the middle of nowhere, our chat gives you a glimpse of what my life was like leading up to where this blog began. I think you’ll enjoy the story of where I came from and how it all began…

The Rebellious Teenager Who Was Sentenced To Homesteading [Podcast and transcript]

How To Install A Permanent Clothesline. Metal vs Wood.

September 9, 2016 – 8:35 am
How To Install A Permanent Clothesline

An easy, step-by-step guide to installing a permanent clothesline. Plus, why we like metal t-posts better than wood. (Disaster story to follow!)

Garden Bad Guy: The Hammerhead Worm

September 9, 2016 – 5:50 am


My youngest daughter was playing outside, rolling over logs and railroad ties trying to find bugs to catch, when she discovered a funny looking worm. She studied it for a minute, and then brought it …

A Lesson About Contentment From The Fir Tree

August 11, 2016 – 5:25 am

I read a bedtime story to my children the other day, and felt that its lesson was meant more for me in that moment than for the kids. In this imperfect and often uncertain journey …

Living with Grandpa and Alzheimer’s

July 7, 2016 – 10:29 pm
snuggling dada

Being a full time caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging for sure. But there are many blessings to be had as well. Life is fragile, and ever changing. Sometimes you just have to hang on for the ride and look for the good in everything.

Hot Ash Stove Review and Giveaway!

June 28, 2016 – 8:15 am
Hot Ash Stove Review

Looking for a portable, wood burning stove? Check out my field review of the Hot Ash Stove and see if it might be exactly what you need! Great for camping, off grid cooking, and emergency preparedness.

The Pie Cherry Tree

June 7, 2016 – 9:02 pm
Montmorency Cherries

Harvesting cherries from our Montmorency Cherry Tree. These tart little fruits are perfect for canning or making yummy desserts!

Condensed Tomato Soup Canning Recipe

June 3, 2016 – 9:29 am
condensed tomato soup canning recipe 1

A simple and delicious condensed tomato soup canning recipe made from fresh ingredients.

Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

June 2, 2016 – 7:47 am
Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

Nanking Cherry Bushes make a beautiful ornamental shrub or hedge, and are loaded with little edible cherries delicious straight off the bush.

How To Peel Chicken Feet, and Prepare Them To Cook

May 26, 2016 – 2:26 pm
How To Prepare Chicken Feet For Cooking | www.newlifeonahomestead.com

Chicken feet make an excellent addition to soup stock, and are full of rich, nutritious gelatin. If you can get over the yuck factor, they’re totally worth learning how to use!

Saying Goodbye To My Dear Friend

May 24, 2016 – 9:13 am

This past weekend we said our final goodbyes to my beloved friend and mentor, Ms. Addy. Those of you who have followed me from the beginning know that this blog was conceived eight years ago …

Bread Machine Braided Challah Recipe Tutorial

May 19, 2016 – 8:36 am
Braided Challah Bread Machine Recipe

I can honestly say that to date I have never tasted bread better than this homemade challah recipe I’m going to share with you. I’ve been making this bread for several years now, and it …

Big Changes for Us.

April 26, 2016 – 6:55 am

Hi guys,
I wanted to give a quick update since it has been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog.
Earlier this month my grandfather was released from the hospital after two weeks of battling …

How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden

March 18, 2016 – 9:05 am
How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden | http://newlifeonahomestead.com

Two surefire ways to get dry hands in the garden, and tips on how to avoid suffering from cracked, splitting fingertips.

Milky Spore for Natural Japanese Beetle and June Bug Control

March 14, 2016 – 7:23 am
Milky Spore Powder for Natural Japanese Beetle and June Bug Control | newlifeonahomestead.com

Japanese Beetles and June Bugs destroying your garden? Here’s a safe and organic way to kill them naturally!

How To Plant Peas and Carrots in a Raised Bed (Video)

March 10, 2016 – 6:47 am
How to Plant Peas and Carrots in a Raised Bed

This video cracked me up. The kids and I show you how we plant peas and carrots in our raised garden beds. Enjoy!

How To Use A Percolator To Brew Coffee

March 9, 2016 – 6:57 pm
How To Use a Percolator To Brew Coffee | newlifeonahomestead.com

Learn how to brew a fresh cup of coffee without the need for electricity.