Homestead Barn Hop »

[23 Mar 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #152

Come on in and see what helpful tips you can learn this week from other homesteaders around the globe!

Off Grid »

[23 Mar 2014 ]
Considering Non-Electric Alternatives: Part One

What we’ll run on solar power, what we won’t, and some alternatives we’ve considered for off-grid cooking, refrigeration, and water.

Gardening »

[23 Mar 2014 ]
Cat Proofing The Garden

Cats can be a real pain in the garden. Here’s what I do to keep them from digging up my freshly planted beds.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[17 Mar 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #151

Come on in and see what fun new things you can learn from other homesteaders around the globe!

Gardening »

[14 Mar 2014 ]
Fruit Tree Diseases. Black Rot and Frogeye Leafspot.

Last year I noticed signs that something was wrong with my fruit trees. I think I’ve diagnosed the problem, and am working on eradicating the disease. (Advice welcomed!!)

Homestead Barn Hop »

[10 Mar 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #150: Introducing Two New Hosts!

Please help me welcome two new Barn Hop hosts this week!

Prepping & Politics, Reviews & Giveaways »

[7 Mar 2014 ]
EcoZoom Stove Review and Giveaway!

EcoZoom Stoves are an extremely efficient and versatile way to cook food without electricity. Enter for your chance to win your very own Zoom Versa. **This Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Jimmy!!

Gardening »

[5 Mar 2014 ]
Starting Seeds With A Soil Blocker

I’m trying something new this year for starting my seeds: Soil Block Makers. Here are my thoughts on the product and my experience so far. (Hint: LOVE THEM!)

Homestead Barn Hop »

[3 Mar 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #149

Grab a cup of hot tea and settle in for a while. There’s a lot to learn here this week!

Homestead Barn Hop »

[24 Feb 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #148

It’s that time again! Come on in and enjoy what new tips homesteaders from all walks of life have linked up to share!

From Scratch Recipes »

[19 Feb 2014 ]
Navy Bean Pie Dessert

You’d never know this pie was made from beans if you weren’t told!

Preserving Food »

[17 Feb 2014 ]
Pickled Onions

I ended up with a large harvest of tiny onions, so I thought I’d experiment with preserving them by canning pickled onions. Here’s how they turned out…