The Homestead Life »

[16 Jun 2014 ]
A Walk To The Creek

When the days are extremely hot, and the house is like an oven, it’s nice to have a cool place to go for a much needed reprieve.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[16 Jun 2014 ]
Homestead Barn Hop #163

Another week, another awesome link-up!

Gardening, Preserving Food »

[15 Jun 2014 ]
How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[9 Jun 2014 ]
Homestead Barn Hop #162

Anther link-up full of useful tips and great homesteading advice! Come on in and see what you can learn from homesteaders around the globe.

Gardening »

[8 Jun 2014 ]
June 2014: In The Garden

Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.

Frugal Living, Prepping & Politics »

[3 Jun 2014 ]
Special June Package Deal: Thrive Fruit and Lemonade Pack

For a limited time only, grab this delicious Thrive fruit and lemonade pack for a steal. So many flavor possibilities! Offer ends June 30th, 2014.

Raising Kids »

[2 Jun 2014 ]
Sneak Peak At The Pallet Fort

It isn’t finished yet, but here’s how our kids’ pallet play fort is coming along.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[2 Jun 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #161

As always, lots of fun stuff shared this week!

Eating Off The Land, What's Cooking »

[30 May 2014 ]
Wilted Lettuce Salad (Hot Lettuce)

Here’s another GREAT way to use up a bunch of fresh lettuce fast! It’s a new favorite for us.

Eating Off The Land, What's Cooking »

[28 May 2014 ]
Lettuce Soup.

I know. Doesn’t sound very tasty, does it? You’d be surprised at what a few key ingredients can do though! This soup is a great way to quickly use up an abundance of fresh lettuce, and make it into a hearty meal.

Gardening »

[22 May 2014 ]
Garden Pests: Grapevine Moth Caterpillar

I discovered a new garden pest on my grapevines this morning. Here’s what I’ve learned about this pesky caterpillar, and what I’m doing to control it organically.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[19 May 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #160

See what tips homesteaders around the globe have to share this week!