Have you ever been asked if you barter for goods or services? There are a couple ways to view it, and a large part of it is just your mindset. Certain circumstances render a “pay it forward” scenario rather than a bartering one. Here is an example and benefit of that different mindset.
There are times when the way we live seems far removed from what media is sharing. The tension surrounding the recent election created the perfect reason (if more reason is needed) to enjoy the mountains while elk hunting. It was also the time leading into Thanksgiving which seemed either ironic or serendipitous. Throughout the weeks […]
I have an odd little ritual of cleaning the refrigerator twice per year – in April and November. If you are at all curious as to what this entails, take a look at the process I go through. It might serve as either inspirational or educational as the holiday seasons approach. Keep all those delicious […]
We raised 2 grass-fed lambs in our yard over the course of summer. We now have 2 lambs worth of “clean” meat in our freezer. It can be done, but there were some challenges to it. Hop on over and read about both the pros and cons of it.
There are multiple ways to preserve food. Some methods are for the short-term and others may keep food for long periods of time. As with any food storage system, it is important to use and rotate your stock. Here I share one method of storing dried foods for longer periods of time. It’s relatively easy […]
After reading a plea for assistance, I discovered that not everyone knows some of the most basic homestead (or homemaking) skills. It doesn’t matter whether you want to mend a canvas tarp or a silk scarf. Here is a tutorial for a very basic hand-sewing stitch that can be useful in a variety of circumstances. […]