I have a terrible confession to make: every winter since we moved here has caught me with not enough firewood on hand to last through the cold. But listen up, world: “Ain’t gonna happen again! Woo hoo!” Read on after the jump (it’ll be cathartic for me, really), and scroll to the bottom for a […]
It isn’t very often that we have a need to polish silver so don’t want to spend money on expensive polishing cloths and don’t want the chemical cleaners in our house. Here is an easy tip on how to naturally polish silver with something you have at home and use everyday!
If you are anything like me, you’ve got a list of homesteading goals that you would like to see come to fruition this year. The sheer volume of items on our goals list can threaten to smother us in lumber, compost, all manner of supplies, and, of course, chicken poop. Find out how to keep […]
Trying to find a knife rack that holds knives by the stove instead of in a block? I thought, “no problem…they are everywhere, right?” Wrong.
I bet you thought you needed concrete in order to set a corner post. Yeah, we used to think that too, until “Mr. Stump” taught us a trick we’ve used over and over again, saving time and money. Follow the link for details and a link to the very first instructional YouTube video from Alderman […]
Being that we live as traditionally as we do off-grid in the northern Idaho wilderness, we are always trying to utilize items that require no power. We live in an intentionally frugal fashion conserving even when we don’t have to. We no longer have a microwave or any tools in the kitchen that require power. […]