The homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun! Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are enjoyable for the whole family. Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up? Use them to plan your natural crafts for kids and grown ups alike! Continue reading “Natural Crafts for Autumn”
Have you ever thought about how your personality translates into your homesteading life? Take this quick, informal homestead personality test and see what your strengths and weaknesses might be in you DIY lifestyle. Continue reading “Homestead Personality Test”
Don’t let winter sneak up on you this year in the raised bed garden! Use this list of raised bed garden tasks for fall and winter to keep yourself organized and ready for next year’s garden. Continue reading “Raised Garden Beds: What To Do in Fall and Winter”
If you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping. Any color grape you have on hand will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping. Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”
You’ve just started your blackberry jam and you open the cupboard to discover you’ve run out of pectin. The stores are closed, the kids are in bed, you’ve already taken off your bra – no way you’re going to the store! No worries, grab a few apples and you can finish that tasty batch of blackberry jam with this shredded apple pectin replacement. Continue reading “Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple”
You’ve heard of Once a Month Meals, right? Well, here’s a schedule for Once a Month Meals – the Home Canning version! Here are twelve store-bought items you will water-bath and pressure can at home this year. One food each month. No stress, a modest time investment, lots of healthy meal planning at home. Continue reading “Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule”
Are you growing or foraging mulberries and need a great mulberry jam recipe? Well, here you go! This mulberry jam recipe mixes fresh mulberries with dark cherries (or any berry you have on hand) for a rich flavor and unique splash on your morning toast.
Every summer my kitchen turns into a canning kitchen. I have five children. It’s become an imperative to learn how to keep my kids safe in the mess of my seasonal canning kitchen. Join me for these three simple tips to keep your own kids safe in the canning kitchen each year.
Are you trying to kick the coffee habit but are still hankering for those iced mochas this time of year? Here’s the perfect combination of cocoa, dandelion and cream that will give you all the flavor and none of the drawbacks of a traditional milkshake recipe. PLUS we include a few magical ingredients that make this chocolate dandelion milkshake recipe more like medicine than dessert. Continue reading “Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe”
I’m like you – I love growing my own food, but I’m always pressed for time. I also love natural systems and rich soil, and no-till gardening creates both. So, how do we combine our love of home-grown foods with our commitment to no-till gardening, while honoring our real-life time constraints? We garden smarter, that’s how.