Growing your own seedlings is not hard to do and opens the door to new opportunities for the home gardener, homesteader or small farmer. You’ll have a vast number of varieties available to choose from, more control over the amount of seed you purchase, and you’ll save money by growing your plants yourself. Starting your […]
Sprouts are a quick and easy way to provide the family with fresh veg all year long regardless of where you live. They’re pure, fresh, and nutrient-rich food that can be produced easily whether you’re 3 or 103. I like to use the jar method because I already have a bunch of mason jars handy, […]
In our homestead family, we battle skin allergies, skin sensitivities, and airborne allergies. Because of this, we have started eliminating more and more chemicals from our lives. Here are 6 common household products that OUR family has replaced with vinegar.
We “made-do” with a partial kitchen for 11-12 years. This was used for each canning season, holiday, and daily meal. Finally, after such a time, we were able to finish the kitchen. Just those words “finish the kitchen” seem melodious to me. The long time wait makes them ever more appreciated. We did the install […]
One of the best things about the suburbs is easy access to places with pallets, which you can get for free or for just a few dollars. Here’s a great guide for how to pick a suitable pallet and to tell whether they are heat or chemically treated. Disassembling is quite easy, providing the raw […]
My husband & I received a nice set of butcher block knives for our wedding. I love having them out on the counter for easy dinner prep & aesthetics, but lately they have been hidden away in a laundry room closet. Why are they tucked away, you ask….because my 2 year old has learned to […]