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 am creating herb infused oils to use in a healing salve for treating my rough, dry hands during gardening season. I’ll share the recipe for my homemade salve soon! There are many cultivated and wild plants that have healing properties for our skin.¬†Burdock, …

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 life, however the cost of raising your own chicks certainly adds up. So how do you raise healthy chicks and still save some money on their feed? I’ve …

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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 in Wisconsin this week. Although I only ordered 8, I came home with 10. Chicken people, you all know how this happens. Am I right?! For more information, …

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Your Guide to The Self Reliance Challenge ~ Week 1

My Self Reliance Steps ~ Week 1 There were days during the first week of my self reliance challenge when I felt a little overwhelmed. There are so many tasks that need to be completed in the garden, wild edibles are growing like weeds (shocker, I know!), the baby chicks …

How to Harvest and Use Stinging Nettle

How To Harvest & Use Stinging Nettle I remember my Gram telling (little) me that stinging nettle was good to eat. I …

DIY Hummingbird Nectar

DIY Hummingbird Nectar Hummingbirds will be arriving in my area soon! In anticipation of their aerial antics, I’ve cleaned my feeder, filled …