Housekeeping

Homesteading articles about Housekeeping as it pertains 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.

Living Off-Grid Wherever You Are – Going Off-Grid Gradually

Living off-grid has only in recent times become a “trend.”  Up until about 100 or so years ago, it was…

1 week 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…

5 months ago

A Country Girl’s Best Friends: Baking Soda & Vinegar

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  That may be true for some girls, but this country gal’s best…

5 months ago

Quit Cleaning Dirty: How to Have a Naturally Clean Home

Part of the decision to homestead is a desire to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.  It involves eating…

6 months ago

Cast Iron: The Last Set of Cookware You Will Ever Need

When I got married, like many young women, I was "showered" with many gifts to help with setting up my…

8 months 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,…

8 months ago

Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

9 months ago

Winter Preparedness

Begin You Winter Preparedness Routine So You Can Enjoy the Fun Winter Offers “Walking in a Winter Wonderland...”  What images…

9 months ago

Beat the Vacuum Tyranny

My sister gave me a beautiful Turkish carpet.  It was as big as my living room.  It was high quality,…

11 months ago

Cooking on a Wood Cookstove

  Although my husband and I are not off the grid, we don't want to rely on public utilities if…

2 years ago

A Natural, Non-toxic Clean for Your Whole Homestead

  When guests begin making their way to my humble home, I start getting serious about cleaning.  I look at…

2 years ago

De-clutterization: Save Time. Save Space. Save Money.

  "Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire." ~Wendell Berry We…

2 years ago