Food

Homesteading Food articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Beat the Heat with Drinks from Your Garden

Summer is a time of year everyone looks forward to.  The garden is growing.  Children are on holiday.  There are…

3 weeks ago

Super Tuber! Sweet Potatoes: Superheroes in the Garden

Sometimes we Americans can have some pretty lame attitudes toward food. We insist that tomatoes are a fruit, but nobody…

4 weeks ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

2 months ago

Top 5 Reasons to Can Your Own Meat

  Every year I can nearly 200 pounds of meat.  I normally can about 60 pounds of meat at a…

2 months ago

What’s So Convenient About Convenience Foods?

  When I was a kid, my family was fueled by convenience foods.  With two working parents, the idea of…

2 months ago

Making Labneh Cheese: Food Without Electricity

So as I went on and on about how excited I am that I'm making continuous production yogurt (one of…

2 months ago

Bramble Blood

There was a time in my life when from spring to September, and sometimes on into November, I was busy…

3 months ago

Edible Flowers: A Rose by Any Other Name Just Might be Lunch

  Making a life off of your land is nothing short of one big adventure.  People who are serious about…

3 months ago

Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Setting Up a Simple System

  Hydroponic and aquaponic vegetables are becoming more popular with growers and consumers alike.  Consumers enjoy fresh, organic produce and…

4 months ago

Cannabis 101

  Introduction to Cannabis Cannabis hasn’t always been a controversial substance. In fact, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century,…

4 months ago

Early Spring Wild Edibles: It’s Time to Go Foraging!

  Leaves are unfurling in the masses, enjoying the warm sun and gentle drops of rain as morels are generously…

4 months ago

My Potbellied Piggy Bank: Selling Potbellied Pigs on the Homestead

  I wasn’t sure how much a pair of potbellied pigs would amount to when I responded to the “free…

5 months ago