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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. When my parents first moved to their 3 acre property several years back, they started...

Naturally Sweetened Raspberry Iced Tea

Naturally Sweetened Raspberry Iced Tea

Cool down this summer with a tall glass of homemade raspberry iced tea. Big on fruit flavor, low on sugar, this summertime drink will rejuvenate any individual searching for a little relief from the heat. My husband works in a manual labor job. The days can sometimes...

Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

Forget the store bought powdered lemonade! Upgrade to homemade strawberry lemonade that is bursting with fresh fruit flavor and not sugary sweetness. Grab this easy to make lemonade recipe below. Every summer when strawberries are in season, I love to whip up a recipe...

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Vanilla Mocha Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Make your own soap at home with this easy melt and pour tutorial for vanilla mocha soap. This sweet and creamy soap is perfect for coffee lovers and takes no time to create. The journey into soap making began with an article in Country Living. The story featured a...

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

How to Make a Shade Cover for Your Garden

Excessive heat in the summer can destroy vulnerable plants in your garden. Protect them with a handmade garden cover. In this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a protective shelter to block sunlight and save your plants from wilting or turning bitter. I love...

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. It’s nearly summer time here in Ohio. The weather has...

Mint Cocoa DIY Natural Shaving Cream Recipe

Mint Cocoa DIY Natural Shaving Cream Recipe

Stop spending money on commercial brand shaving cream. In four easy steps you can make your own, all-natural homemade shaving cream recipe that will leave your legs smooth and moisturized.  It’s is summertime! Which means it's the season for warm sunny days,...

Why Plant a Garden? 5 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food.

Why Plant a Garden? 5 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food.

Learn why planting a garden and growing wholesome food can benefit more than just your health and pocketbook with these top five benefits of gardening. I have a confession to make.  I used to dislike gardening. There, I said it. The thought of the time put into...

How to Identify Pests In Your Garden

How to Identify Pests In Your Garden

Today's post is an article written by my husband, Matt Christy. He will be sharing about pest identification in your garden and how to find out what is munching your plants or in our case, digging holes in our garden. One fun fact about myself is that I love a good...

Natural Headache Relief: Peppermint Pine Headache Stick

Natural Headache Relief: Peppermint Pine Headache Stick

Our noggins handle a lot on a daily basis … especially when living a modern, homesteader life. Stress. Jobs. Kids. Finances. Food. That large piece of chocolate cake that you couldn’t resist (not that anyone in my family has ever struggled with some temptation). All...

Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food

Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food

Learn how to make simple homemade dog food in your pressure cooker with fresh, healthy ingredients. On the Christy homestead, we have two dogs named Rodeo and Wyatt. Together since birth, the duo of brothers love living the small town country lifestyle. Exploring,...

DIY Garden Trellis: Using an Old Barn Ladder

DIY Garden Trellis: Using an Old Barn Ladder

How to Repurpose Items Around Your Homestead It’s time to think outside the pot … How can one maximize their gardening space without tearing up the entire backyard? This has been a thought that has crossed my mind since moving into our small-town, 1930s home. ...

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