Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts. This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill. Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas! Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy? Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.
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”
Need a rich, filling quick bread for breakfast? Look no further than these sourdough pumpkin biscuits! Great with gravy or jam, these are a perfect fall breakfast food.
Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year? Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts? Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year. Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.
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”
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”
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”
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”