If you’re as serious as I am about growing your own food you might be considering extending your season with a fall garden. Maybe you’ve never heard of fall gardening or season extension; maybe you think the whole idea is absurd? Here in Maine, many old-school gardeners don’t plant til Memorial Day; they spend their […]
If you make your own diapers, feminine pads, swim diapers, or other reusable cloth items then no doubt you’ve sewn with PUL. If you find it challenging, then you’ll want to check out these simple tips and tricks for making it a little bit easier.
We’ve all been there… Tears streaming down our faces as we determinedly continue cutting onions! With as much canning as I tend to do, and all the bulk cooking too, I’m often cutting large quantities of onions. What I’m about to share with you is one of my all time favorite kitchen tips. Cutting onions […]
Using diatomaceous earth has many benefits for the homesteader. From pest control to food storage to gardening and health; you’ll be amazed at what this powder can do for you! So what the heck is Diatomaceous Earth? Well it’s plankton baby…plankton. More to the point, food grade diatomaceous earth is a fine powder made from […]
The Farmer’s Almanac has been published and read for more than 200 years. The first copy came on the market during George Washington’s presidency, in 1792. Since then the almanac has become a household name and a treasured read by many. But surprisingly many people, even backyard homesteaders, don’t read this annual publication. So today […]
Homestead Wishing has some tips on how to use castor oil, you won’t believe! Good for bug bites? Check out all of the ways to use this amazing oil.