If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be? Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”
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”
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”
My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season. With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans. If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make. These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.
Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? Need some ideas for putting the thanks in your Thanksgiving?
Continue reading “Gratitude Journal: Five Kernels of Corn”
We have our first snow of the season coming this week and I’m so far behind in the garden. I scrambled to get my DIY Winter Plant Protection over my sage plants today. Learn a few tricks from our ancestors on how to protect herbs and tender perennials. The best part? It’s cheap! Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”
Basket weaving is the most unlikely of survival skills and, compared to learning how to build shelter, is not the first one you and I should master. However, after teaching my children and some school friends that basics of basket weaving, I started to realize anew what a handy thing it is to know how to do. (It’s something I used to do in my single days, when I sat down for longer stretches of time.) Whether you need some quick plant pots for gifts or indoor herbs, or whether you’re out on a hike and score some wild berries, here is how to make your own plant pots and baskets. Continue reading “Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets”
What does genealogy (or family history, if you prefer) have to do with the homestead kids? Everything! To hear me out and find some kids activities in genealogy, just keep on reading! Continue reading “Homestead Kids Activities in Genealogy”