Homesteading

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

Greek Tossed Salad

Sometimes, you just want a really tasty salad, am I right, folks? Don’t get me wrong; I am wholeheartedly omnivorous.…

3 weeks ago

The Benefits of Bats on the Homestead

Bats are among the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. For centuries, these flying mammals have been associated with evil…

4 weeks ago

Establishing a Market for Farm-raised Meats

Thirty years ago my parents loaded my little brother and me into Dad’s 1978 powder-blue Dodge pickup and headed fifteen…

4 weeks ago

Fresh Summer Peach Quick Bread

It’s my favorite time of the season again, friends: Peach time!  Every year, I wait not-so-patiently for the local farmstands…

4 weeks ago

Building Community Through Bartering and Trading

Think back to your grandparents, or maybe your great-grandparents and the stories they used to tell you.  Chances are they…

4 weeks ago

A Goose and Its Golden Eggs: Raising Geese on the Homestead

A homestead can always use another source of income.  So when you are ready to search for a new source…

4 weeks ago

A Better Cabin, Quicker and Cheaper – Part 1

Our Portable Building Cabin Adventure Begins Dick Proenneke is a name familiar to many who have made the decision to…

4 weeks ago

Twenty Homestead Hustles: Make Money from Your Homestead

Many of us got interested in homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover—surprise, surprise!—you still…

1 month ago

Gilliard Farms: Snapshots in Time from Black Farmers in America

Down on the southern Georgia coast, there was a time when you could say the soil was rich and the…

1 month ago

Fresh Guacamole

They’ve had the most amazing, rich, buttery, perfectly-perfect avocados at my local grocery stores this summer.  There’s something so glorious…

1 month ago