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.

Lost Kitchen Skills: Zero-waste Cooking with Fats, Scraps, and Dairy

It doesn’t take long for those who get involved in the homestead movement to become interested in the lost kitchen…

3 months ago

Foraging Puffball Mushrooms

It was a cool and gloomy morning in the mid-October woods. But despite the lack of sunshine, the timber had…

4 months ago

Salvage is the Soul of Our Homestead

A girl about the age of twelve, sporting a French beret, stands to the side with her face tilted, looking…

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

Making Oxymels: The Sweet-Tart Medicine

Oxymel... what an odd word.  The etymology of the word actually gives us the basic recipe for this ancient medicine. …

5 months ago

Using Beeswax Around the Homestead

Beeswax is a versatile by-product of honey production and a very valuable tool. There are many ways you can begin…

5 months ago

Peter Piper Picked a Peck: DIY Pickles on the Homestead

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

6 months ago

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…

6 months ago

Savvy Salve Making on the Homestead

Healing herbal salves have been a popular remedy for centuries. During the mid-9th century, an educational reform was organized by…

8 months ago

Foraging the Forest for Spring Edibles

It’s early spring. The bone-chilling winds of winter have finally given way to that sweet-smelling southern breeze. Songbirds have returned…

9 months ago

Attract Wildlife to Your Property

Living in the country means you have to deal with fewer people.  Country neighbors are few but often become like family.…

9 months ago

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Learn how to make herbal tinctures and liquid medicinals from herbs, berries, and roots. Medicine making is both an art…

9 months ago