Did you know the history of home canning is really a war story? Or actually, a many-wars story. Napolean’s war, the Crimean war, the American Civil war and the Franco-Prussian war, all helped develop the art and science of canning. An army marches on it’s stomach and canned tins full of food helped these armies […]
Combine the herbal benefits of lavender and lemon balm with the benefits of fermentation in this delicious, summery beer recipe. Easy to make at home!
Whether you just bought a new homestead (like us!) or are expanding an existing garden, at some point you’ll have to start a new garden from scratch. There it is – a big open lawn, or bare dirt spot, or area of your property you want to turn into a vegetable or herb garden. But […]
If you’re gardening, you should also be composting. Composting is a simple, easy and free way to add quality nutrients to your soil, and better soil means happier plants! But the thing I love most about composting, is that is takes what would normally be scraps that would end up in the trashcan and re-purposes them. […]
Horses are often a common animal on a homestead – whether as a pet or recreational animal or as a plow-puller or form of transportation. A first aid kit is a necessity on any farm and is often something you should have handy before you need it. Build a kit for both the barn, and the trailer […]
So you’ve bought your homestead. After years of dreaming, and saving and planning, it’s finally yours! Now what? Land still costs money, taxes will always be there, so most of us still need to make an income. I’ve collected the best ways to make money from the comfort of your homestead!