This book is hard to categorize; on the one hand it has some really amazing recipes so it could be considered a down home, real food cookbook, some of those recipes are for homemade beauty/cleaning supplies so it could also be called a simple/organic living book. There are beautiful personal stories that Melissa shares about […]
Children want to be involved, they want to learn, they want to see what it is that we are doing. If we don’t let them help with the meal plan, figure out the food storage or help with the survival gear, they aren’t going to learn to be prepared and self-sufficient.
When I first began making soap, I was just concerned about the soap lathering and being natural. As I got better at soap making, though, my creative side took over, and I decided to begin experimenting with plant and clay-based colorants. I’ve had all kinds of experiences, ranging from, “OOPS!” “Meh.” and “Totally AWESOME!.” I’m […]
The holidays are over and it’s now what I always called “the Dark Time.” Especially living in southern Alaska, where we only get about 7 hours of daylight, the name fits. From now until Spring, I am battling winter blues for all I’m worth! Thankfully, a homesteader’s work is never done and this is the […]
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We’ve been living on an island in Northern Wisconsin for a little over a week now, and although there are a little over two hundred winter inhabitants on this 13 mile long rock, we have only interacted with a small handful of people. Almost every single person who has found out that we moved here […]