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May 14, 2015 – 10:53 am

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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.

The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 31, 2014 – 5:35 am
from scratch hot cocoa

Homemade hot cocoa is super easy to make and much healthier than the store bought powdered stuff. It’s a lot cheaper, too! Here’s the recipe I’ve been making for years.

Homemade Marshmallows (Kosher)

November 30, 2014 – 6:51 pm
Homemade Kosher Marshmallows

You’ll never go back to store bought marshmallows once you try these!! I promise you. They’re heavenly.

Winter Squash: How To Roast Whole Acorn and Butternut Squash

November 25, 2014 – 8:53 am
roasted winter squash

Here’s my favorite way to roast whole winter squashes. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Wood Stoves and Humidity

November 23, 2014 – 4:47 pm
wood stove

Adding humidity back to the air when you burn a wood stove is really important. Here are a couple of ways you can do that.

Kids Herbal Honey Blend For Fighting Colds

November 21, 2014 – 8:52 pm
Herbal Honey Blend for Coughs and Colds

Being sick is no fun! Here’s what I do to help support my family’s recovery naturally.

Feeling Stuck

November 15, 2014 – 5:21 pm

This life- it ain’t easy. Sometimes you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, like you’re stuck no matter how hard you try to free yourself.

Cooked Kale and Mustard Greens

November 14, 2014 – 2:35 am
cooked greens

Southern style greens at their finest.

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.

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!