Learn how to preserve your garden harvest. Notes on the easiest methods to preserve fruits and veggies!
This recipe for Burdock with Black Beans and Pasta is a dish I created to use more wild foods foraged from our homestead. It’s a cheap and delicious meal!
Carduni made with burdock leaves is another great dish you can cook up from foraged greens. This is a great way to save money and eat healthy!
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds Giveaway runs from May 15th through May 25th, 2019…enter now for your chance to win this amazing giveaway!
This Creamy Burdock Soup is a tasty spring dish! Made with just fresh milk, butter, burdock leaves, ramps, mushrooms, and a little flour.
Wondering why your chickens don’t lay eggs? Here is a list of common reasons that hens may not lay eggs.
I’m planting strawberries in my garden this year to replace my old patch. Read about the varieties and how to plant, feed, and mulch your berries.
Having a spring garden chores checklist is helpful for staying on track this time of year. I know my spring chores are on my mind! My garden clean-up is started, but far from complete.
Pasty Butt in baby chicks isn’t a fun topic to discuss. However, it is important to address this life-threatening condition before it’s too late!
Raising healthy chicks an important topic on my homestead. If you have chicks, you’ll want to keep them happy and healthy too! Here’s how!
Raising ducks and having duck eggs is a fun homesteading project! I’ve had a number of duck breeds for eggs and meat over the years. Learn from my experience!
DIY with My Dad! Take a tour of his workshop and see some of his creations and the hand tools he uses to create them. He has quite a collection!
Use your surplus milk in spring to make these delicious dairy products! Buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, cheese, butter…the list goes on! Links to recipes!
Farm fresh eggs are one of my favorite parts of living on a homestead. Here are some ideas for using your fresh eggs on the homestead!
Spring can’t come soon enough! I am so over winter. But I have some things to do to get ready for the garden, chicks, and spring cleaning!
The Self Reliance Challenge bloggers share their best posts and we announce a giveaway winner!
Baking in a Dutch oven on top of a wood burning stove is a great way to cook your food and save energy too! Here are some of my adventures in baking on my wood stove.
Vegetables from my ‘root cellar’ help our family be more self reliant. I’d like to build a real root cellar to be even more self reliant!
Want to be more self reliant? Me too! I’ve made a resolution to be more self sufficient in the coming year. Here is a list of my goals and what I am already doing to be self reliant.
Create a homespun holiday with easy stenciled Christmas cards to send your friends and family. Make pretty decorations for your home or to give as gifts!