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Bring the joy of homesteading into your life with encouraging stories and tutorials from my family as we pioneer the homestead life, learn to grow our own food and live more simply.

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All-Natural Chicken Coop Cleaner

All-Natural Chicken Coop Cleaner

Disinfect and deodorize your chicken coop with this all-natural chicken coop cleaner. Made with a mixture of simple ingredients including herbs and lemons, this cleaning spray will refresh, restore and keep your coop smelling good. This post contains affiliate links,...

Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Using livestock paneling, we constructed a large, inexpensive cattle panel greenhouse to use as a cold frame for our winter garden and to sow seedlings in the spring. How We Built a Greenhouse Using Cattle Panels It is finally complete! My parents homestead officially...

How to Build a Mobile Chicken Tractor

How to Build a Mobile Chicken Tractor

Large, durable and easy to move, our a-frame chicken tractor made raising chickens a snap. Learn how we built our mobile chickshaw and the reasons we selected the a-frame design. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra...

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Wholesome Food

Get easy-to-make recipes using wholesome food to nourish and sustain your body.

DIY Projects

Discover simple tutorials to create a natural, handmade homestead for you and your family.

Homestead Life

Build your homestead by learning how to grow our own food, raise livestock and create a healthier lifestyle.

Wholesome Recipes You’ll Love

Cultured Veggie Dip

Cultured Veggie Dip

Probiotic-rich yogurt and milk kefir unite in this delicious vegetable garden dip. Made with fresh herbs, spices and a touch of sweet shallot, this veggie dip recipe is perfect for pairing with homegrown veggies from the garden or added to a tray and served as a cold...

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

Made without pectin, without sugar and without canning equipment, this quick and delicious lemony strawberry chia seed jam recipe is delightful spread a-top a slice of bread or Saturday morning waffles.  Raw. Uncooked. Sugar free. During the spring and summer...

Onion Herb Artisan Bread

Onion Herb Artisan Bread

An overnight starter gives this fresh milled flour bread recipe tremendous flavor. The artisan bread is simple to create and is full of herbs and sweet shallots. Serve with a garden fresh salad, your favorite soup or toasted to make a delicious sandwich. It’s no...

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Hello! I’m Alisha.

Welcome to WholeMade Homestead! Here is where you’ll discover my family’s favorite from scratch recipes using homegrown vegetables and fruits, fresh milled flour, fermented food and natural sweeteners. Come follow along as I share the simple ways we live a slower, more natural lifestyle and our experiences and advice for running a small-scale homestead.

Homestead Happenings

How to Take Care of Chickens for Beginners

How to Take Care of Chickens for Beginners

Are you ready to add chickens to your homestead? But don’t know where to start? Raising chickens is a joy and an excellent way to live a more sustainable life. In this beginners guide, I share practical advice for how to pick the best egg laying breed for your...

How to Start a Garden for Beginners

How to Start a Garden for Beginners

Are you ready to start growing your own food in a backyard garden but don’t know where to start? Let me show you how simple it is to create a garden space, start seeds and harvest delicious, nutritious food right from the vine. With step-by-step advice for a...

8 Best Seed Starting Trays

8 Best Seed Starting Trays

Start the gardening season off with strong, healthy seedlings by using quality seed starting supplies. Discover eight of the best seed starting containers and pots, from large high end, reusable trays to budget-friendly, DIY seed starting supplies. Make sure you...

Do-It-Yourself

Melt and Pour Shampoo Bar Recipe

Melt and Pour Shampoo Bar Recipe

Craft a beautiful homemade shampoo bar! Made with shea butter, oil, aloe vera, essential oils and a melt and pour soap base to help nourish and hydrate hair. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. In any...

DIY Dishwasher Tablets

DIY Dishwasher Tablets

With just 5 ingredients, you can make DIY dishwasher tabs at home! Convenient and effective at removing grease and grime, these natural dish cleaning pods are easy to make and of course save more of your hard earned money. Early on in our marriage, we made the switch...

How to Make Your Own Tote Bag

How to Make Your Own Tote Bag

Learn how to make a beautiful tote bag using vintage flour sack material or your favorite cotton or linen fabric. Perfect for shopping at the grocery store or traveling to the park. Sewing is one of those old fashioned skills that is no longer taught in schools or...

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