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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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Cheesy Breadsticks with Fresh Milled Flour

Cheesy Breadsticks with Fresh Milled Flour

Soft, tender and extra cheesy, these breadsticks with fresh milled flour will have your family begging for more. They are wonderful served with soup, salad, as an appetizer or dipped into your favorite marinara sauce. On our homestead, I wear many hats. Small business...

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

Creamy and delicious this raw milk yogurt recipe is easy to make and teeming with beneficial bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and quality protein. In this tutorial on how to make yogurt from raw milk, discover the tips and tricks to a successful bowl of homemade yogurt....

Fresh Milled Cornbread Recipe

Fresh Milled Cornbread Recipe

Southern inspired, sugar free and packed with plenty of fresh corn, this recipe for cornbread with fresh milled flour is one you’ll want to serve for dinner over and over again. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost...

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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 Chocolate Milk

Raw Milk Chocolate Milk

Skip the bottle of chocolate syrup! This recipe for raw milk chocolate milk is made with real cocoa powder (or cacao), a touch of sweetness and creamy vanilla extract to create a nourishing, delicious drink. Raw milk is something my family can’t get enough of. The...

Sugar Free Banana Bread

Sugar Free Banana Bread

Super-moist and packed with flavor, this sugar free banana bread recipe features tender bananas, nuts and a hint of warm cinnamon spice. Freshly milled flour sets it apart from standard quick bread recipes. Just one bite and you’ll want to eat more than one slice....

Berry Fruit Snack Recipe

Berry Fruit Snack Recipe

Add extra nutrients into your diet while supporting a healthy digestion system with these homemade berry fruit snacks. Made with only 3 ingredients and no sugar, these gummies are a tasty treat for both kids and adults. Healthy snacks are hard to come by these days....

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 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...

Back to Eden Garden Method

Back to Eden Garden Method

Learn how to grow a regenerative organic garden with minimal weeds, no tilling and higher crop yields by starting a back to eden style of garden. Discover the tips and tricks we learned about gardening over the last several years.  No till. No pesticides. Minimal...

Building a Mobile A-Frame Chicken Tractor

Building a Mobile A-Frame 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...

Do-It-Yourself

Herbal Facial Soap

Herbal Facial Soap

Try these easy-to-make melt and pour facial soap bars complete with skin healing herbs, moisturizing oils and soothing shea butter. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil, this facial soap recipe will keep your skin clean and refreshed. Throughout most of my...

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Clean your home without harsh chemicals by making a bottle of this DIY all-purpose cleaning spray. Made with just four simple ingredients, you’ll love how quick this cleaner comes together and how well it cleans an assortment of surfaces and settings in your home....

11 Best Natural Cleaning Products for Your Home

11 Best Natural Cleaning Products for Your Home

Avoid cleaning your home with harsh, unnecessary chemical cleaning products by using simple, natural ingredients you probably already have on hand. Discover 11 ways to effectively clean your space with items like vinegar, citrus fruit, olive oil, herbs and baking...

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