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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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Off Grid Living


The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.

Organic Gardening


How-to’s for beginners, and lots of good tips on raising food to sustain your family.

Canning Recipes

Canning Recipes to help you put up all your favorite foods!

Preparedness


Food storage, emergency preparedness, survival skills, and more.

Natural Remedies


Herbal recipes, essential oils, and old-fashioned remedies for supporting your family's health naturally.

Juicy Herb Roasted Whole Chicken in Two Hours

March 7, 2016 – 9:50 am
Herb Roasted Chicken

This roasted whole chicken recipe takes just minutes to throw together and pop into the oven. Bake for 2 hours and you’ve got a delicious meal!

4 Tried & True Natural Remedies For Pinkeye

March 6, 2016 – 5:00 am
4 Tried and True Natural Remedies for Pinkeye

Here are my four favorite tried and true natural remedies to clear up pinkeye fast! Safe for children and adults.

January on the Homestead

January 23, 2016 – 6:37 am
January on the Homestead

 
I woke up this morning at about 7:30am, and went into the kitchen to find all four kids sitting at the table helping themselves to a bowl of homemade granola. They were trying to be …

Chocolate for Long Term Food Storage: THRIVE Gourmet Hot Cocoa

January 21, 2016 – 11:50 am
Thrive Hot Cocoa

Thrive’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa is a delicious comfort food to add to your long term emergency food storage.

A Must Know Trick To Successfully Grinding Meat

January 15, 2016 – 2:47 pm
A Must Know Trick To Grinding Meat

I wish I’d known this trick to grinding meat the first time I gave it a try. It would have saved me so much trouble!!

Survival: Escape and Evasion

January 5, 2016 – 10:49 am
Survival Escape and Evasion DVD

Learn how to defend yourself, escape, and evade. Survival skills that might save your life one day.

2016 Homestead Goals

December 28, 2015 – 12:59 pm
2016 Homestead Goals

 
With only a few more days until the new year, I’ve been making a mental list of all of the things I wish to accomplish in 2016. As always, my goals are a bit ambitious. …

Jerusalem Artichokes: A Good Survival Crop

December 16, 2015 – 8:36 am
jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichokes are super easy to grow, easy to conceal, and spread like crazy, making them perfect for a survival garden! Check out the progression of my plants throughout a year of growing and harvesting.

I Don’t Think You Realize

December 8, 2015 – 1:42 pm

I’ve been thinking lately about just how blessed we are. Particularly, just how blessed I am to have you all along with us on our journey for the last 8 years.
And it occurred to me …

How To Light Your Home Without Electricity

December 8, 2015 – 9:43 am
How To Light Your Home Off Grid

Six ways we light up our home without using any electricity.

Deer Harvest and Hide Tanning Attempt

December 2, 2015 – 9:29 am
deer hide

When my husband brought home a beautiful buck, I knew I wanted to keep the hide. But how should I go about preserving it? Hide tanning lessons learned!

Hang Drying Laundry Indoors

October 28, 2015 – 2:06 pm
indoor laundry

How I hang dry clothes indoors when it’s rainy or freezing outside. You only need a few helpful items, and a little time and patience!

Clotheslines and Termites

October 28, 2015 – 9:21 am
termites clothesline broken

It might be time to consider replacing our wooden clothesline with metal posts. Termites have come to town.

A Mad Rush Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

October 18, 2015 – 2:16 pm
harvesting sweet potatoes

My first sweet potato harvest, and the tragic mistake I narrowly avoided!

How To Store Turnips In The Ground: The Experiment

September 8, 2015 – 2:52 pm
turnips stored in ground

A little experiment on the best way to store turnips in the ground.

Baked Pears with Cinnamon and Honey (no sugar)

August 26, 2015 – 2:02 pm
Baked Cinnamon and Honey Pears

A quick, healthy, and super easy way to turn fresh pears into a delicious baked treat!