Back before the days of baking powder, when a cook needed a quick bread that didn’t require the rising time of yeast breads, other ingredients such as whipped cream and stiff egg whites would be used to make light breads quickly. Laplands are one such example of a quick bread that doesn’t require baking powder, […]
Have you ever wondered if skirts are more comfortable, or more convenient, to wear around the homestead? I have good news for you! I tried it out so that you don’t have to. So what’s the verdict? Are skirts cooler in the summer? Are they comfortable? Can you work in them? Read on and find […]
Winter is the hardest time of year on the homestead, especially when Jack Frost comes to deliver a healthy dose of frozen precipitation. Last year, I was not fully prepared for the winter weather on the homestead. This year I am learning from my mistakes and getting the jump on Jack Frost so that I […]
Flies are the worst, but chemical-laden fly spray is almost as bad. Do we really want pesticides or chemical concoctions on our livestock? I say no, no we do not. Not to mention the expense! Thankfully there’s an alternative: homemade fly spray. Made using ingredients you will recognize, this fly spray is natural, frugal, easy […]
Homesteading is a wonderful life, but it isn’t without its risks. Every year thousands of people are injured or killed in farm-related incidents. Follow these tips to help keep you and your family safe when working on your small farm or homestead.
Recently I have begun building my family’s meat rabbitry from scratch. Preparing for meat rabbits is a bit different from preparing for pets, so I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned along the way and introducing our starter herd of meat rabbits.