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.
Do you like the idea of making cheese at home but are a bit intimidated to start? Try this easy homemade cheese: maple yogurt cheese. Using homemade or store bought yogurt, you can enjoy homemade cheese today! Continue reading “Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese”
Need some suggestions for quick Paleo snacks? With five kids in this house, we need healthy snacks all day long! Here’s my go-to list of Paleo snacks, including a new favorite – Paleo pizzelle cookies!
Sourdough is a great way to serve up a healthy breakfast. Everyone loves pancakes. Sourdough pancakes are, therefore, the perfect combination. Don’t be intimidated by the steps to this recipe, if you’re new to sourdough – it looks a lot harder than it actually is. Plus, I share my secret ingredient for crunch without the nuts, for those with allergies. Continue reading “Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes”
How do you do the work of the homestead when it hurts? What about babies, surgeries, mental health days and just aging joints? Here’s a little advice for broken body homesteading. Continue reading “Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On”
While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to support your gut flora to keep it happy and active. An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of homemade probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen. Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics. These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.
The Do It Yourself Homestead is your homesteading manual. Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world? Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances? Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle? Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper? Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?
Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.
Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here!
All homestead kids are special, but can the homestead provide specific help raising our special needs kids? Join me as I talk to two special needs homesteading moms about their methods, ideas and special helps. You CAN raise happy, special needs kids on your land – in fact, you’re especially well situated to do so! Continue reading “Special Needs Kids on the Homestead”
Make your own 3-step sour cream. From this one process you can create both creme fraiche and sour cream! Continue reading “3 Step Sour Cream”
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”