[18 Sep 2012 ]
How To Can Pears (Halved or Sliced)- Raw Pack Method

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for a no-cook recipe for canning pears either halved or sliced.

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Preserving Food »

[29 Sep 2014 ]
Pickled Figs Recipe: “Christmas in a Jar”

These “pickled” figs are canned in a sweet brine of sugar, cinnamon and cloves. They’re better than candy. If you have access to fresh figs, you have got to try this recipe!

Homestead Barn Hop »

[29 Sep 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #178

Another Monday full of homesteading tips you won’t wanna miss!

Off Grid »

[23 Sep 2014 ]
How To Easily Convert a Chest Freezer to a Fridge For Solar and More!

Here’s the easiest way to convert a standard chest freezer into an energy efficient fridge which can be run on solar power. No re-wiring required!

Homestead Barn Hop »

[22 Sep 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #177

Check out what fellow homesteaders have linked up to share this week! There’s always something new to learn :)

Off Grid »

[16 Sep 2014 ]
The Solar Panels Are Up!

Our solar panels are up and running! Let me walk you through our setup so you can see what we did…

Homestead Barn Hop »

[14 Sep 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #176

Link up and share what you’ve been learning and doing around the homestead!

Gardening »

[10 Sep 2014 ]
Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!

Home Remedies & Herbs »

[9 Sep 2014 ]
Catnip: An Edible and Medicinal Herb

Catnip is an important herb for anyone looking to treat their family naturally. Here’s what I do with mine, and how you can use catnip yourself.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[8 Sep 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #175

Come on in for another week of the homestead barn hop, where homesteaders from around the globe link up to share their favorite tips, tricks, and recipes.

Home Remedies & Herbs »

[7 Sep 2014 ]
Hyssop Oxymel: An Herbal Expectorant Recipe

Learn to grow and use hyssop to treat stubborn coughs and chest congestion. Here’s how…

Homestead Barn Hop »

[1 Sep 2014 ]
Homestead Barn Hop #174

Another week, another hop full of all sorts of homesteading information. Link up and share what you know!

homeschooling »

[31 Aug 2014 ]
Homeschooling Question For My Readers: How Do You Manage Multiple Grade Levels?

If you’re a homesteading, homeschooling mama of multiple ages/grade levels, I’d love to know how you manage your school day as well as your farm chores. What have you found to work best for you?