It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever. My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke. Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit. Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”
Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity. Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”
Celebrate the harvest season with a traditional Harvest Home celebration, including a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Plus, scroll down to the end to get our free e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – perfect for this abundant time of year! Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”
Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family. Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Be sure to read to the end to download our FREE seasonal e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – put the thanks in Thanksgiving, or any time of year! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”
Are you struggling to reconnect with your family? Wondering how to improve the family dinner hour and establish some good habits? Here are five ways to begin tonight! Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve the Family Dinner Hour”
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”
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! Be sure to read to the end for a special offer…
Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY. This is also a fun family or school project. The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”
Foraging with kids is always and adventure. They see magic in nearly every blade of grass. My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them. What can we do with them? Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”
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”