I must admit I’m a sucker for historical, slow food and Colonial Thanksgiving recipes are super fun. Give me an old “receipt” as they were called and a handful of wholesome ingredients and I’m a happy kitchen girl. Here’s a family favorite for this time of year: Gingerbread Hasty Pudding. Continue reading “Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe: Gingerbread Hasty Pudding”
Hello, all! This is just a quick note to let you know that the site in on hold until the fall. We’re moving (again!), unpacking, renovating our old farmhouse, gearing up for another homeschool year, visiting family out of state and creating online course material as well as writing three (yes, three!!) new books. I’ll be back at the blog as soon as I can come September.
Feel free to contact me, if you need any help, especially regarding any materials you’ve purchased for The Do It Yourself Homestead. Even while I’m on a blogging break, you can still find our books in our shop. Have a great summer!
It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever. My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke. Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit. Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”
Sourdough is a great way to serve up a healthy breakfast. Everyone loves pancakes. Sourdough pancakes are, therefore, the perfect combination. Continue reading “Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes”
Are you wondering how best to nourish your flock so they can, in turn, nourish you? Have you raised up a nice batch of fryers and are ready to butcher them, but are wondering how you’re going to preserve all those birds?! Never fear, canned meat is here! Plus, a review of The Frugal Chicken’s Feeding Your Hens Right e-course. Continue reading “Canned Meat: Making the Most of Your Homestead Chicken”
Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity. Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”
Celebrate the harvest season with a traditional Harvest Home celebration, including a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”
Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family. Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”
If you’re an applesauce fan, you have got to try this simple caramel applesauce for a tasty twist on a classic snack. This recipe is safe for canning so that you can enjoy it all year round! Continue reading “Caramel Applesauce for Canning”
Are you struggling to reconnect with your family? Wondering how to improve the family dinner hour and establish some good habits? Here are five ways to begin tonight! Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve the Family Dinner Hour”