Like many older farm houses my home was constructed without indoor plumbing. But in the early 1970s, indoor plumbing was added to my house. That’s fairly late by American standards. Up until that time all water for drinking, cooking and bathing was hand carried into the house. Water was also carried in by buckets to […]
What follows is a partial list of homesteading skills that my husband and I share between us. I offer this list as a starting point to hopefully inspire young couples or new homesteaders to learn at least one or two new skills in the coming year. Why not finally get rid of the TV and […]
The most basic of human needs revolve around food, clothing and shelter. And those needs are only met by an understanding of who we are as people and of our particular environment; combined with a good and sensible stewardship of our individual circumstances. The exact ideas and concepts that preppers and survivalists have as of […]
Spinach pies are one of my favorite ways to use fresh spinach. In fact I never met a spinach pie that I didn’t like. With the usually cool wet weather we’re having here in the US this year, we may be looking at a bonanza spinach crop in home gardens all across America. This recipe […]
Grafting is a basic homestead skill that’s easy to learn. If you don’t already know, most modern apple and other fruit trees; as well as some grapes, are grown from two parts: a “root stock” and a “scion”. For the purpose of this discussion we’ll refer to all hand-grafted plants as “trees”. The root stock […]
Here’s a must listen to for anyone from a non gun background contemplating the purchase of their first firearm. Common sense and life experience prevails in this 20 minute podcast. It’s an old episode from GRANNY MILLER RADIO. The topic is “Choosing Your First Homestead Firearm”.