Celebrate the harvest season with a traditional Harvest Home celebration, including a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Plus, scroll down to the end to get our free e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – perfect for this abundant time of year! 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! Be sure to read to the end to download our FREE seasonal e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – put the thanks in Thanksgiving, or any time of year! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”
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? Read on to find our completely FREE (no gimmicks) e-book, Five Kernels of Corn!
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”
You read that right – Corn Cob Jelly. I was very skeptical when I first read a recipe for corn cob jelly. Very. Skeptical. I was happy to be wrong. Continue reading “Corn Cob Jelly – Low Sugar”
Today we share a quick and simple autumn craft tutorial that can be made with stuff you’re about to throw in the compost pile or chip up for mulch. A fun fall project: How to Make a Wreath! Continue reading “Fall project: How to Make a Wreath”
Learning to make your own fruit leather is NOT difficult. If you have a blender and an oven (even a solar oven), you can do this kitchen DIY! Plus, you’ll never have to buy that packaged “fruit” roll up nonsense again! Continue reading “How to make your own fruit leather”
Pretty much any rose bush will make a rose hip if you refrain from pruning the flowering stems so why do I prefer rugosa roses and their hips? I’m so glad you asked! Continue reading “Rugosa Roses and Their Hips in Your Garden”