Health and Diet

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

Getting Greasy: A Beginner’s Guide to Infusing Oils

Ready to get your hands dirty this winter? Infusing oils is a constructive and joyful activity that adds a bit…

1 week ago

Humidifying Your Homestead for a Healthier Winter

The subtitle of this article could be “Don’t Do What I Did.”  Well, don’t do what I did wrong, anyway,…

2 months ago

DIY Winter Skincare

Winter is upon us and while we may be glad to get some time out of the midsummer sun, winter…

4 months ago

Pumpkin Palooza 2: Five Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin season is here and while many consider pumpkins a necessary part of their fall decorating, pumpkins are so much…

4 months ago

Herbal Medicines for Fall and Winter

By now you have probably harvested and preserved your summer produce for the winter but have you considered what to…

5 months ago

Homesteader’s Guide to Emergency Childbirth

I’d like to talk to you about how to handle an emergency childbirth. Of a human. You might be thinking,…

5 months ago

Got (Raw) Milk?

On your way to greater self-sufficiency, you have purchased a dairy cow or goat.  You should feel proud that you…

6 months ago

Go Nuts! Squirrel Away These Savory Snacks

Just like the squirrels I watch as I jog near my rural Missouri home each morning, every fall I get…

7 months ago

First Aid on the Homestead: When Humans Get Hurt

If you’re a homesteader or you have homesteading friends or family, you’ll almost inevitably come across some injuries.  Between livestock handling,…

8 months ago

Lyme Disease

There are a lot of benefits to living in the country.  I love the fresh air, the lack of traffic…

9 months ago