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!
Got a bumper crop of apples? A generous neighbor? Or simply want to brew a refreshing, natural apple cider that’ll help you relax after a long day? This recipe for hard apple cider is a great place to begin your home brew practice.
Quotes capture the author’s unique perspective in a bite-sized snapshot of their work. Like tiny pieces of artwork. We can go to Rumi for a particularly poignant quote on love or life that touches our soul. We can lean on Henry David Thoreau to understand the longing in each of us to return to nature. […]
For those who have followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m in love with historic recipes. I’m particularly fond of Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife, namely because I am a Virginian Housewife. The Virginia Housewife is the first cookbook written and published in the US. Published in 1860, it was […]
This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.