We have been waiting years to finally leave the city and move to the country, and now the journey begins in earnest. Many of you are probably several years or even decades into learning how to be self-sufficient on your land, but we’re here at the very start. We have just moved onto our land, […]
Preserving doesn’t have to be intimidating! This complete canning guide addresses frequently-asked questions and common misinformation. What is food acidity? What about hot vs. raw pack? How should I sterilize jars and lids? What basic gear is needed? And much more besides! With links to resources and plenty of solid information, this post will give […]
My favorite treat growing up on the ranch was my mom’s homemade ice cream. We didn’t get it very often which made it even more special! It seemed like it took days for that old ice cream maker to work its magic. My sister, dad, and I would watch my mom fish out the paddle […]
Learning new skills and how to do things for ourselves is a HUGE part of our lifestyle. Another big part of our lifestyle is sharing our knowledge with others. Today, the Mountain Man takes you into his smithy and shows you how to hand forge your own steel flint striker.
Can you get farm chores and gardening done with an active toddler? With some patience and planning, you can! Here’s how we do it.
Create beautiful, nourishing soil for your garden using worms. Composting with worms is easier than you think, and once you get set up, there is very little for you to do – the worms do all the work! Learn how easy it is to make your own worm composting bin and practical strategies to keep […]