Here are over 25 detailed ideas on how to get a little homestead side hustle working for you this year. Tips, advice and possible pitfalls. Plus, a reminder that you don’t HAVE to do it all, if you decide not to!
Losing an animal is one of the hardest parts about this homesteading lifestyle. But what do you do when a mother passes and leaves you an orphaned alpaca? Here are some basic cria care tips – from changing a diaper to bottle feeding – for your orphaned alpaca.
Cast off the doldrums of these gray, January days by celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day with your family! From crafts to family reading time to this Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake recipe, this is the prefect time to take a break on the homestead this winter. Bonus, this recipe is grain-free, refined-sugar free and Paleo friendly! Continue reading “Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake”
Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather. It’s so versatile in your food storage program! For space saving and ease of use, I really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest. Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”
Calendula is a very useful herbal flower and very easy to grow, even for non-gardeners. Here’s a recipe for calendula earache oil from flowers we gathered clear into autumn. Be sure to check out all the other things you can make a do with calendula after the recipe! Continue reading “Calendula Earache Oil”
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”
Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them? Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin. No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes. Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!
Are you ready for backyard farming? Here’s a great resource for that! Continue reading “Are You Ready for Backyard Farming?”
Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days? Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops? Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators. We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course! Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year. The book that’s helping us do both? The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”
Do you remember our popular, if controversial article, “Why Ducks Might Not Be Right For You”? Well, here is its sister post, “Why Ducks Might Be Right For You”! Come learn all about the useful and remarkable duck, and decide if some just might be right for your homestead. Continue reading “Why Ducks Might Be Right For You”