If you want to grow your own sunflower seeds, or if you just enjoy a showpiece in the garden, give Russian Mammoth sunflower seeds a try this year. We’ve had complete stranger stop their cars in the road to stop and stare at our Russian Mammoths! And with so many seeds per head they’re worth the effort to grow.
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”
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”
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 an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie? Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round. Continue reading “Canning Eggplant with Gvetch”
Want a healthier snack? If you’ve got organic grapes, learn how easy it is to make your own organic raisins. Continue reading “Make Your Own Organic Raisins”
Are you a new canner and need all the advice you can get? Worried about which canning jars to use and which lids are the best? From canning jars to equipment to recipes, here’s a great round up of newbie canning information. Continue reading “Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips”
Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin? Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch? I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency. Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors. Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”
Are you interested in learning to make cheese? Are you trying to keep your homemade cheeses as healthy as possible but aren’t sure where to start? Let The Art of Natural Cheesemaking lend you a hand.
I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier. Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”