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. 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! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”
If you’re an applesauce fan, you have got to try this simple caramel applesauce for a tasty twist on a classic snack. This recipe is safe for canning so that you can enjoy it all year round!
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”
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!
Foraged foods, or those wildcrafted and harvested from nature have become very popular. Learning to harvest these free food and medicinal plants is a smart thing to do. For me, the beauty of edible flowers, wild herbs and nourishing plants was taught to me by my grandmothers. Join me for a collection of resources on foraged foods, including edible flowers! Continue reading “Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me”
If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin. Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime. Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them. Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”
Are you wanting to make your Easter celebrations more meaningful? Here’s a simple, inexpensive tradition to adopt with your family to more keenly feel the joy of Easter morning on your homestead. Why does Maundy Thursday in the farmhouse matter? Continue reading “Maundy Thursday in the Farmhouse”
Today I’m sharing a tasty Easter tradition that comes to us from our Slavic friends, made even healthier with a little fermenting. Here’s sourdough kulich for your dining pleasure. Continue reading “Sourdough Kulich: An Easter Recipe”