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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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How to Choose the Best Grain Mill

How to Choose the Best Grain Mill

Selecting a grain mill for home use can be overwhelming with all the choices available on the market. In this article, learn the key differences between each type of mill, how to use them and what is the best grain mill to turn wheat into fresh ground flour. This post...

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...

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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

Raw Milk Ice Cream

Raw Milk Ice Cream

Deep in vanilla flavor and rich in nutrients, this raw milk ice cream is a refreshing and a flavorful dessert. Made within minutes and naturally sweetened, this easy ice cream recipe is perfect for scooping into a bowl or paired alongside your favorite pie or fruit...

Strawberry Applesauce

Strawberry Applesauce

Made with just 3 simple ingredients, this sugar free strawberry applesauce recipe is a healthy twist on a classic snack.  Applesauce Recipe Without Sugar Warm spice and everything nice. That is what many applesauce recipes are made of. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon...

Homemade Sweet Summer Strawberry Pie

Homemade Sweet Summer Strawberry Pie

Golden brown crust, smooth cream cheese filling, juicy strawberries and sweet jam. Is your mouth watering yet? This summer make our strawberry pie recipe for you and your family. Perfect for picnics and potlucks. Summer Pie Idea It’s nearly summer time here in Ohio....

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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

Best Salts for Fermenting Vegetables

Best Salts for Fermenting Vegetables

When it comes to fermenting vegetables salt is a necessary ingredient to create a successful ferment. With so many salt choices available, you may wonder what is the best salt for fermenting? In this guide, you’ll learn why not all salts are the same, which ones to...

8 Ways to Naturally Control Weeds

8 Ways to Naturally Control Weeds

Are you struggling with weeds in your garden? Is there a solution to control weeds without the use of toxic chemicals? Learn 8 effective ways to naturally control weeds while saving time and reducing gardening stress. This post contains affiliate links, which means I...

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...

Do-It-Yourself

Homemade Anti-Itch Spray

Homemade Anti-Itch Spray

Bug bites and rashes from plant life can be common during the summer months when you’re likely spending a lot of time outside. Try this natural bug bite relief recipe for homemade anti-itch spray. It is made with skin soothing ingredients like calendula, chamomile and...

DIY Citronella Candle

DIY Citronella Candle

Simple to make and effective at repelling pesky insects, this all-natural homemade citronella candle is not only fun to create but can be quite useful when you want to spend time outdoors and away from biting bugs. This post contains affiliate links, which means I...

Comfrey Healing Balm

Comfrey Healing Balm

Calm and comfort irritated skin with this comfrey healing balm. Made with shea butter, soothing oils and a pop of peppermint essential oil, this all-natural herbal balm is fantastic for treating bumps, bruises, chaffing, rashes, burns and so much more. Perfect for...

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