The other day a person overheard me waxing poetic about the potatoes we grew last year and the plans to improve the harvest this year. They came over and asked some questions about methods and whatnot then they said, “It is too expensive to get everything you need to start growing food.” It surprises me […]
Not everyone who gardens wants to use composted manure but neither do they want to use chemicals from some big agra company. I was asked a couple months ago about non manure options that were still organic and natural to fertilize with. Here is the result! We call it is the ‘no-poo’ fertilizing method.
So, you have decided you want to be a homesteader. You are excited and have your head filled with visions of fresh vegetables that are completely organic being harvested, chickens following you around the yard as you tend to the chores, and a more simple, ‘back-to-basics’ lifestyle. That is wonderful! Hold onto those visions as […]
We have been working steadily on getting rid of boxed and instant foods in our cupboards and pantry. It is harder than I thought it would be! Grocery stores as we know them have been around for less than 100 years and yet for me and my generation, it is the norm. Instant this or […]
Before the invention of aluminum foil, people used leaves and other things to cook food in the coals or on hot rocks around the fire pit. Some are also used to steam food or wrap before boiling to keep the ingredients together. Learning which natural ‘tin foil’ is available in your area can not only […]
The word ‘homesteading’ usually conjures images of fields, livestock, gardens, and simple living. Maybe a cute little country home with a porch swing and outbuildings, all neat and tidy like a Normal Rockwell painting. While there are certainly places like that still out there, the modern homestead isn’t quite the same. Technology has changed the […]