Peter Piper Picked a Peck: DIY Pickles on the Homestead

6 days ago

Homesteaders are accustomed to spending time at home and taking on projects in the kitchen.  Now that everyone has been…

How to Make Milk Soap from Scratch

Drowning in milk? Have enough cheese and yogurt to last for more than a decade? It’s time to learn how…

3 weeks ago

Greek Tossed Salad

Sometimes, you just want a really tasty salad, am I right, folks? Don’t get me wrong; I am wholeheartedly omnivorous.…

3 weeks ago

The Benefits of Bats on the Homestead

Bats are among the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. For centuries, these flying mammals have been associated with evil…

4 weeks ago

Establishing a Market for Farm-raised Meats

Thirty years ago my parents loaded my little brother and me into Dad’s 1978 powder-blue Dodge pickup and headed fifteen…

4 weeks ago

Fresh Summer Peach Quick Bread

It’s my favorite time of the season again, friends: Peach time!  Every year, I wait not-so-patiently for the local farmstands…

4 weeks ago

Building Community Through Bartering and Trading

Think back to your grandparents, or maybe your great-grandparents and the stories they used to tell you.  Chances are they…

4 weeks ago

A Goose and Its Golden Eggs: Raising Geese on the Homestead

A homestead can always use another source of income.  So when you are ready to search for a new source…

4 weeks ago

A Better Cabin, Quicker and Cheaper – Part 1

Our Portable Building Cabin Adventure Begins Dick Proenneke is a name familiar to many who have made the decision to…

4 weeks ago

Twenty Homestead Hustles: Make Money from Your Homestead

Many of us got interested in homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover—surprise, surprise!—you still…

1 month ago

Gilliard Farms: Snapshots in Time from Black Farmers in America

Down on the southern Georgia coast, there was a time when you could say the soil was rich and the…

1 month ago

Fresh Guacamole

They’ve had the most amazing, rich, buttery, perfectly-perfect avocados at my local grocery stores this summer.  There’s something so glorious…

1 month ago