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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
Rendering fat is a traditional skill that involves slowly cooking down animal fats and it’s making a comeback in homestead kitchens. It’s easy to do, affordable, and provides a versatile fat source for high-heat cooking and making things like candles, soap, and skin care products! Another thing that I love about using animal fats is
It can be overwhelming to figure out how to care for chickens when you’re first starting out. With my 6 easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to having a flourishing flock and doing it with confidence! In this article, we’ll discuss everything from what breed to consider and how to build (or find)
My homemade fire cider recipe is sure to help you fight inflammation, knock out a cold and stimulate digestion, all in one swoop! Fire cider is super easy to make and is an incredible tonic that is revered in the herbal medicine community. Elderberry syrup seems to steal all of the press regarding cold and
Finding gifts for homesteaders can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Homesteaders are practical people who are looking for tools to help them get the job done faster. Gifting some of the items below to an aspiring or seasoned homesteader will undoubtedly bring a smile to their face. In this article, we’ll
Did you know that you can easily grow chicken fodder in just 7 days? Heck yes! Chicken fodder is an amazing way to multiply your feed inexpensively, while also providing fresh greens for your chickens in the winter. No soil or fertilizer is even needed! I’ve been growing chicken fodder for many years now and
Freezing is one of the easiest food preservation methods out there, but can you freeze mason jars? The short answer is absolutely you can! However, there are some essential steps that you need to take to prevent complications such as jars shattering or rusty lids. In this article, we’ll chat about the right way to