How many lists have you seen of “Homesteading Skills?” There are so many little things that make up the way of life we refer to as homesteading or sustainable living. It seems that each area requires a skill or knowledge base in yet another area. We are not out to do it all or mark […]
We hear a lot about the vintage skills of growing our own food, home preservation, re-purposing, being less wasteful and home-cooked meals.but there is so much more that goes right along with all that. While we are busy practicing those old-fashion skills, we’ve also been busy practicing some old-fashion values!
After reading a plea for assistance, I discovered that not everyone knows some of the most basic homestead (or homemaking) skills. It doesn’t matter whether you want to mend a canvas tarp or a silk scarf. Here is a tutorial for a very basic hand-sewing stitch that can be useful in a variety of circumstances. […]
How often do you get an interview with a farmer who’s almost 100 years old? Granted, my grandpa hasn’t worked a farm since 1949, but he’s still a wealth of information! Read the whole interview here!
We’ve recently started getting raw milk from a local farmer. Oh happy day! This means we have some cream at our disposal. I’m not complainin’ 😉 One rainy day my little kids and I decided to break out a few jars and use an old-fashioned technique to make butter with that cream. It is so […]
Take it back to your roots with this easy homemade sauerkraut recipe, also known as fermented sauerkraut.