vanilla rhubarb jam

Vanilla Rhubarb Jam

Vanilla Rhubarb Jam My rhubarb patch is in full production and we ran out of homemade jam over the winter. So, naturally, I wanted to make some jam. I have a bunch of recipes for strawberry rhubarb jam. However, I no longer have a strawberry patch and besides, strawberries aren’t …

Your Guide to the Self Reliance Challenge ~ Week 3

My Self Reliance Steps ~ Week 3 Another week has flown by and I’ve accomplished most of my goals for the Self Reliance Challenge this week. We’ve had some nice days for working in the garden, my rhubarb is doing great, the asparagus is done for the year and my …

DIY Hand Salves for Homesteaders

DIY Healing Hand Salves for Homesteaders

Healing Herbal Hand Salves for Homesteaders or Gardeners ~ 2 Recipes Homesteaders, gardeners, or anyone else with rough dry hands will love these homemade hand salves. Make your own herb infused oils with burdock, plantain, and yarrow for these recipes. The wild plants are common and may even be growing …

How to Make Herb Infused Oils for Skin Care

How to Make Herb Infused Oils for Skin Care

Herb Infused Oils for Skin Care I’m creating herb infused oils to use in a healing salve for treating my rough, dry hands during gardening season. There are many cultivated and wild plants that have healing properties for our skin.¬†Burdock, plantain, and yarrow are 3 common wild plants recommended for …

How to Make Sour Cream in a Yogurt Maker

How to Make Sour Cream in a Yogurt Maker

  How to Make Sour Cream In a Yogurt Maker When I first started creating homemade yogurt, cheese, and butter I had no idea how many other dairy products you can make at home. Sour cream is a delicious dairy product you can create with just 2 or 3 ingredients. …

Your Guide To The Self Reliance Challenge ~ Week 2

My Self Reliance Steps ~ Week 2 This week was about spending time with family and helping friends. It is a reminder for me that true self reliance is not really my goal. We all need our community, family, and friends to be there for us and we need to …

How To Save Money On Chick Starter Feed

How To Save Money On Chick Feed Chicks don’t eat a great deal of feed for the first few weeks of their …

turkey poults

Bringing Home Turkey Poults

Bringing Home Turkey Poults I ordered 8 Broad Breasted turkey poults this spring and went to pick them up from the farmer …