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November 7, 2014 – 6:02 am

Why I love doTERRA Essential Oils in particular and how I plan on using them along with medicinal herbs to help support my family’s wellness.

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The struggles and freedom of life without electricity.

Gardening

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

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

Essential Oils & Herbs

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

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #172

August 18, 2014 – 7:08 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #172

Lots of new stuff to check out in this week’s addition of the Barn Hop!

Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am

Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #171

August 11, 2014 – 9:42 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #171

Another week, another awesome Barn Hop! Come on in and see what there is to learn from homesteaders around the globe this week!

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #170

August 4, 2014 – 8:06 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #170

Come and see what you can learn in this week’s Homestead Barn Hop!

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #169

July 28, 2014 – 5:34 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #169

It’s another wonderful Monday morning! Come on in and see what you can learn this week from homesteaders around the world! Be sure to link up and share your favorite self-sufficiency tips as well.

How To Freeze Potatoes

July 23, 2014 – 5:47 am

When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #168

July 21, 2014 – 6:09 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #168

Come link up and share what you’ve been learning on your own homestead!

How To Make A Shepherd’s Purse Tincture To Stop Nosebleeds Fast (and More)!

July 15, 2014 – 9:59 pm

I was so excited in Spring when I discovered Shepherd’s Purse growing wild all over our property. I decided to put it to good use, and made a tincture to experiment with. Here’s how to make it yourself, and what I’ve observed…

Grey Water Trial: Flushing Sink Water

July 14, 2014 – 7:26 am

I thought it would be a good idea to catch our sink water to use to flush the toilet. Here’s what I’ve learned…

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

July 8, 2014 – 11:30 am

A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #166

July 7, 2014 – 7:38 am
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #166

Come link up and share what you’ve been learning on your own homestead!

Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

July 2, 2014 – 8:51 pm

I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.

Homestead Barn Hop #165

June 30, 2014 – 4:44 am
Homestead Barn Hop #165

It’s another Monday, and another opportunity to learn from homesteaders near and far! Link up and share what you’ve been learning on your homestead, or just drop in to glean tips for your future farm.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am

Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.