Homestead

How to Make Dryer Balls

How to Make Dryer Balls

Skip the chemical laden dryer sheets. Instead, learn how to make a set of long lasting, natural wool dryer balls to soften your laundry and reduce drying time. Money-saving. All natural. Those are two phrases I like to abide by on our homestead. This past spring our...

How to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet

How to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet

Learn how to take charge of your health by building a natural medicine cabinet full of herbs to treat a variety of ailments at a moment’s notice.  Sniffle season is upon us. Or at least it is when I am writing this blog post (circa November 2021). With the cold...

How to Roast Sunflower Seeds

How to Roast Sunflower Seeds

Learn how to roast sunflower seeds at home with this step-by-step tutorial — from planting the flower and harvesting the seeds to roasting and storing. Salty, nutty goodness. That’s what packed into one of those tiny sunflower seeds, along with plenty of vitamins and...

Raising Meat Chickens – Our First Experience

Raising Meat Chickens – Our First Experience

When raising your own chickens for meat, there are many factors to consider. Breeds, food, shelter, cleaning and butchering. Learn what we discovered during our first year of raising meat birds. Five years ago, if you had told me we’d be raising our own chickens for...

Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Using cattle panels, we constructed a large, inexpensive 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 has a greenhouse!...

How to Build a Cold Frame

How to Build a Cold Frame

Learn how to increase your growing season during the spring and winter months with a cold frame. It’s that time of year again. Cooler temperatures are starting to set in. The leaves on the trees are getting ready to change color. And the harvest is just about complete...

How to Dry Herbs From Your Garden

How to Dry Herbs From Your Garden

Preserve your herb harvest to use all year long by learning how to properly dry and store your homegrown herbs. Drying herbs is such a rewarding experience. In the spring, you plant the herb and water and nurture it until it grows big and strong. When it comes time to...

Easy Freezer Salsa Recipe

Easy Freezer Salsa Recipe

Do you have a mountain of fresh tomatoes from your garden? Use them to create delicious freezer salsa that you can enjoy all winter long. It’s harvest time! Baskets and baskets of tomatoes are covering our kitchen countertops. Our small gardening space comfortably...

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

5 Simple Outdoor Centerpieces Using Homestead Items

Creating centerpieces for your gathering doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. Discover 5 simple centerpiece ideas that you can design using items from your home. Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to host an outdoor get-together. The weather tends to be...

How to Maximize Your Garden Space

How to Maximize Your Garden Space

Expand your small gardening space, no matter where you live, with these 6 tips to make your garden more efficient. When I first started this homesteading adventure I had grand thoughts of owning acres of land full of fruits, veggies, chickens and maybe even a goose or...

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Farmhouse Decor: Chicken Waterer Planter

Learn how to turn an old chicken waterer into a beautiful do-it-yourself planter to decorate your farmhouse or homestead. Raising chickens can be summed up in three words. Dirty and delicious. When God created chickens, cleanliness was not a characteristic he decided...

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...

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