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April 21, 2015 – 8:54 am

Did you know there’s food right under your feet? You’ll never go hungry when you know how to find it! Dandelions are an easy wild food for beginner foragers. Here’s a yummy recipe to get you started with wild edibles.

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Off Grid


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.

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.

Two Ways To Render Tallow: Crockpot or Stovetop

November 13, 2014 – 7:29 am
tallow

Rendering fat sounds like a long, complicated process. Actually, it couldn’t be easier! Here are two ways to make tallow in your kitchen with tools you already have on hand.

Get Rid of Cradle Cap Naturally

November 12, 2014 – 6:29 am
cradle cap before and after

Here’s the trick to getting that yucky build-up off of baby’s scalp for good!! Naturally!

Root Cellaring Carrots in a Crawl Space

November 10, 2014 – 8:59 am
How To Root Cellar Carrots in a Crawl Space (www.newlifeonahomestead.com)

Here’s how to use your crawl space as a root cellar for storing carrots long term, how to store them and how long you can expect them to last.

Why I’m Loving These Essential Oils

November 7, 2014 – 6:02 am
Natural Solutions Kit

Why I love essential oils and how I use them along with medicinal herbs to help support my family’s wellness.

The Dangerous Side of Solar

November 6, 2014 – 7:33 am
repaired battery terminal

Dealing with solar panels is just as dangerous as dealing with live electricity. We knew that going into this. But a simple mistake could have had deadly consequences.

Fig Trees and Chicken Manure

October 29, 2014 – 9:06 am
large fig

It’s amazing what difference a little chicken manure can make!

Going Off Grid: Getting Rid of the Dishwasher.

October 21, 2014 – 5:47 pm
replacing the dishwasher

Getting rid of our automatic dishwasher is one part of how we’re preparing to go off the grid. Here’s a creative way we filled the empty space the old appliance left behind.

How To Can Potatoes

October 1, 2014 – 8:58 am
canning potatoes

Canning potatoes is a great way to preserve them! Here’s an easy tutorial on how to can potatoes at home.

How To Can Pickled Figs

September 29, 2014 – 7:26 am
How To Can Pickled Figs

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!

How To Easily Convert a Chest Freezer to a Fridge For Solar and More!

September 23, 2014 – 7:39 am
convert chest fridge

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!

The Solar Panels Are Up!

September 16, 2014 – 12:01 am
venting batteries

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

Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

September 10, 2014 – 1:00 am
tomato hornworm

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

Catnip: An Edible and Medicinal Herb

September 9, 2014 – 9:50 am
catnip blooms

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.

Hyssop Oxymel: An Herbal Expectorant Recipe

September 7, 2014 – 10:53 am
hyssop

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

Homeschooling Question For My Readers: How Do You Manage Multiple Grade Levels?

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 am
school books

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?

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

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am
huckleberries

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