Hobbies & Crafts

Homesteading articles about Hobbies & Crafts as they pertain to homesteaders, family, farming, animal husbandry, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Brew Beer—Quit Paying Taxes… Well, almost

Homesteaders are a resourceful and imaginative group.  If you need a tool, a fixture, an egg or heating fuel, there’s…

1 month ago

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…

2 months ago

Waste Not, Want Not: Repurposing on the Homestead

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

2 months ago

Happy Homestead Quilting: Quilt Patterns You’ll Love

If you’re a quilter you may have started on a whim because of a quilt you saw in a book…

4 months ago

Homemade Cheese in an Ultra-pasteurized World

In an era where all things labeled "do-it-yourself" or "DIY" are gaining popularity, making cheese at home is having a…

4 months ago

Making Small-batch Maple Syrup on the Homestead

When my kids were little, someone gave me a recipe for maple-flavored syrup.  I remember them telling me that it…

5 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…

5 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…

6 months ago

Decorating with Mother Nature

The holidays are almost here and one of my favorite things to do is use what nature provides to decorate…

7 months ago

Grandma Moses: A Primitive Freshness

She was an octogenarian, an artist, a naturalist, a visionary, a farm wife, and a mother of ten children. She…

7 months ago