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.

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 days 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…

3 weeks 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…

2 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…

3 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.…

3 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…

4 months ago

Naked Gardening Exposed!

By now you’ve probably seen the Internet hoopla for World Naked Gardening Day.  The subject is everywhere, with its own…

4 months ago

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…

5 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

Basket-making Basics

Basketry: possibly the oldest of human crafts.  It is time-honored, it is revered, it is respected, and still, it has…

6 months ago

Homesteading Requires a Keen Edge: Knives on the Homestead

What’s the most oft-used tool on the homestead? Whether cutting vegetables for supper, field dressing wild game, butchering livestock, or…

6 months ago

Crafty Cash — Put Your Hobbies to Work

Homesteaders have long been some of the most creative folks around.  We’re a race of putterers, always tinkering and patching…

6 months ago