How to Do Things – 1919 Style

6 days ago
Barbara Bamberger-Scott

A thoughtful young person in 2019 might ask, “What did people do before they had… [fill in the blank: cellphones,…

Preparing for the Holiday Rush on Your Homestead

The time between late October through late December is filled with holidays, family gatherings, and school vacations.  Instead of the…

2 weeks ago

Tamale Pie

I'm just going to start this out by saying that I LOVE tamales.  They've been a Shelton-family favorite for over…

2 weeks ago

Anyone Can Become an Artist on the Homestead

“Can you please bring more cups? We keep selling out.” That’s what the owner of the antique shop said to…

3 weeks ago

Chicken Poblano Soup

Summer is finally at an end and there’s a slight crispness to the air.  The cool evenings are making me…

3 weeks ago

The Mysteries of Fire (Including How to Sustain One in Your Woodstove)

How did man discover fire?  I used to assume that a caveman was just sitting around rubbing a couple of…

3 weeks ago

The Economics of Being a Cheap-o: How to Retire Without a Huge Pension and Enjoy It

It got me thinking after I had been to one of the “Retire Wealthy” meetings, and had listened to speaker…

3 weeks ago

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: Complete Your Homestead with Milk Goats

I don't think a homestead can be called complete without at least two goats on it.  Why?  Because goats can…

3 weeks ago

Forage for Borage

Borage (Borago officinalis) is commonly recognized as the herb with the cucumber-like tasting leaves. This is one of my favorite…

3 weeks ago

The Autumn Olympics

I've been pretty busy lately doing whatever it is that I do.  Besides all that, I've personally spent the week…

3 weeks ago

Seasons in the Garden: Time Waits for No Homesteader

I need some beans to go with dinner so I grab a basket, slip on my muck boots, and head…

1 month ago

Caramel Apple Cobbler

You'd never know it with a heat index of 99° here in the Ozarks earlier this week, but, according to…

1 month ago