Homestead Cookbook

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

by Jessica Shelton 0

The annual return of the ruby-throated hummingbird from its South-American winter home is one of the most definitive signs that warm weather is here to…

Fresh Guacamole

by Jessica Shelton 0


How Does a House Become a Homestead? A Visit…

by Barbara Bamberger-Scott 0

“This is the Yadkin Valley.  The wind never stops blowing.  That’s why we can grow certain crops here that don’t do well in other parts…

Flowers and Horticulture

Iris Pseudocorus: Exotica on the Cheap

by Neil Shelton 0

I don't know about you, but one of the things I appreciate most in a plant, that is, if I'm going to be expending the…


Second-Chance Horses

by O Neil Cynthia 0

So, you’ve done your homework.  Your barn or pasture shelter is ready for its new tenant.  You have prepared, fussed, researched the breeds you like…


Brassica: The Queen of Greens

by Barbara Bamberger-Scott 0

I recently had breakfast with my three-year old granddaughter Josephine, in a rather chi-chi diner of her choosing. When her pancake arrived it was garnished…

Frugality and Finance

Waste Not, Want Not

by Adrianne Masters 0

Growing up in the rural Midwest, and being a child not unlike millions of others with a more selective than exploratory palette, I was reminded…

Will’s Good Store

by Barbara Bamberger-Scott 0


The Little Cabin at Sinking Spring: Part Two of…

by Barbara Bamberger-Scott 0

  From the earliest days in the new united states, living involved networking.  As we’ve already seen in Part One, if you build a lean-to…



by Neil Shelton 0

Like most Americans, I find it very relaxing on occasion to take time away from my regular work to do something at which I’m not…