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Canning Granny

  • Most Requested... French Onion Soup
    "Award Winning French Onion Soup"Kim Foster SchonefeldThis recipe makes a pot of soup that serves 6. I triple it if I am going to can it that way I get 7 quarts with enough left over for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 6 large yellow onions (sliced…
    - 27 Oct 17, 11:48am -
  • Broth & Stock... Bone Stock and Bone Meal
    Bone Stock and Bone MealBy Kelly Kindle CheneyBe the master of the bird and don't waste a thing.Get your money's worth out of any meat bones. The difference between stock and broth is stock is made with bones, broth is made with meat only. St…
    - 18 Oct 17, 2:07pm -
  • Broth & Stock... Brodo
    BrodoFound on pinterestMakes 3 quarts NOTE: Brodo is Italian for ‘broth’ - and it’s a thinner, less concentrated stock than the traditional chicken or beef stocks. Brodo is typically made from a mixture from beef and poultry.3 pounds chopped,…
    - 15 Oct 17, 5:27pm -
  • Broth & Stock... Asian Chicken Stock
    Asian Chicken Stock Found on pinterestMakes 4 quarts 3 pounds of chicken bones5 pound chicken fryer6 chicken feet, or 6 chicken necks, or one turkey wing6 chicken wingsEnough hot tap water to cover2 ½ ounce peeled and sliced ginger1 full bunch of…
    - 14 Oct 17, 1:22pm -
  • Good Fillings... Zucchini Mincemeat
    Zucchini MincemeatFound on allrecipesOriginal recipe makes 4 pintsIngredients· 6 cups peeled, chopped zucchini· 6 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped· 2 cups raisins· 1 cup dried currants· 1 cup distilled white vinegar· 1 orange, juiced and…
    - 12 Oct 17, 10:14am -
  • Good Fillings... Tropical Topper/Pie/Tart Filling
    Tropical Topper/Pie/Tart FillingFound on SBCanningYield 1 quart or 2 pints3 cups chunked fresh pineapple3/4 cups shredded coconut1 cup sugar1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Clear Jel2 cups Orange JuicePreparation: Cut, core, and cube a fresh pineapple. Make sure to…
    - 29 Aug 17, 8:28pm -
  • Good Fillings... Strawberry Pie Filling
    Strawberry Pie FillingFound on sbcanningFor 1 quart3-1/2 cups Strawberries Fresh or Frozen (thawed)3/4 cup + 2 Tbsps Sugar1/4 cups + 1 Tbsp Clear Jel1 cup Cold Water3-1/2 tsps Bottled Lemon JuiceFor 7 quarts 6 quarts Strawberries Fresh or Frozen (th…
    - 27 Aug 17, 10:27am -
  • Good Fillings... Rhubarb Triple Berry Pie Filling
    Rhubarb Triple Berry Pie FillingFound on Canning Only RecipesMakes 4 quarts with some left over. -8 cups water-4-1/2 cups sugar-1 cup Clear Jel-7 quarts fruit- You can use 5 quarts of chopped rhubarb and a 3 lb. bag of frozen triple berry blend with…
    - 23 Aug 17, 11:09am -
  • Good Fillings... Rhubarb Blueberry Pie Filling
    Rhubarb Blueberry Pie FillingFound on Canning Only RecipesINGREDIENTS 2 and 1/2 lbs rhubarb, rinsed, trimmed and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces1 and 1/2 lbs (about 4 cups) blueberries, rinsed and picked throughZest and juice of 1 large lemon or use 1 t…
    - 15 Aug 17, 5:48pm -
  • Good Fillings... Raspberry Pie Filling
    Raspberry Pie FillingFound on Canning Only RecipesTo make 1 quart jar of filling3-1/2 cups raspberries1 cup sugar1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Clear Jel1-1/3 cups cold water1 Tbsp + 1 tsp of bottled lemon juiceTo make 7 quarts of filling6 quarts of raspberries7 c…
    - 13 Aug 17, 11:54pm -

Are We Crazy, Or What?

  • Should You Pasteurize Milk?
    If you traveled through even fairly large cities around the year 1900, you would often come across something now illegal in most urban areas: milk cows. Dairy animals were not uncommon in cities, and it was often the task of young children to lead t…
    - 15 Oct 17, 9:50pm -
  • Make Ahead Freezer Cinnamon Bun Dough
    Today there might be time to roll out a batch of cinnamon rolls. There may not be time next week. However, you can enjoy them "hot out of the oven" anytime next week, or even next month, with this make-ahead freezer dough for cinnamon rolls! Overview…
    - 8 Oct 17, 3:32pm -
  • EP053 - Interview With Melissa K. Norris
    Melissa K. Norris is discussing the importance of handmade things, depression era tips, & what it means to be a pioneer today. Show Notes: https://selfreliantlife.tv/053The post EP053 - Interview With Melissa K. Norris appeared first on Self Reliant…
    - 29 Sep 17, 11:44pm -
  • Interview With Melissa K. Norris #SRSLive #053
    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jennifer: Today we have Melissa k Norris, and she is a homesteader. She is the real deal guys, she is out there doing the stuff. She is in the north, up in Washington, and she is the voice of the popular Pioneer…
    - 28 Sep 17, 4:59pm -
  • What Is Candida And How Do You Treat It?
    Candida is a part of everyone’s normal gut microbiota. It’s a fungus (a form of yeast) that typically lives on the moist, warm areas of our skin and on mucosal membranes like our digestive tract, mouth, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, etc.…
    - 22 Sep 17, 12:32pm -
  • EP052 - How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster
    How to get clean water to drink when it’s not available, and what you need in a bug-out bag. Show Notes: https://selfreliantlife.tv/052The post EP052 - How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster appeared first on Self Reliant School.
    - 7 Sep 17, 8:10pm -
  • How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster #SRSLive #052
    Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week (at the time of this writing) we are facing natural disasters on both sides of the country: hurricanes in the east and wildfires in the west. It seems the US has had her fair share of natural disasters…
    - 7 Sep 17, 6:08pm -
  • How To Dehydrate Okra
    Okra seems to be a very prolific vegetable. Between it and zucchini, you can spend your entire summer trying to figure out what to do with the daily harvests.  I know I do. I love slicing it and frying it in cornmeal as well as pickling it in a salt…
    - 30 Aug 17, 12:30am -
  • EP051 - How To Make Water Kefir
    How to brew water kefir, a probiotic fizzy drink that is caffeine free, preservative free, all natural, and good for you! Show Notes: https://selfreliantlife.tv/051The post EP051 - How To Make Water Kefir appeared first on Self Reliant School.
    - 26 Aug 17, 12:51am -
  • How To Make Water Kefir #SRSLive #051
    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Looking for for a fizzy drink that is…. Caffeine free, preservative free, all natural, good for you… And... Is one of the best tasting beverages ever? Impossible you say? Nope, it’s actually a drink that h…
    - 24 Aug 17, 8:26am -

Patriot Rising

  • The two types of preppers and what each one can teach you about survival
    To an outsider, the prepping lifestyle may seem paranoid and unnecessary. But if you’re curious about the world of preppers, keep an open mind so you can learn crucial skills from two common types: the homesteaders and the survivalists. (h/t to AY…
    - 15 Feb 19, 10:35pm -
  • Chickens Are The Most Valuable Animal On The Homestead

    Chickens Are The Most Valuable Animal On The Homestead

    When I was a child, I used to read and re-read the chick section in our Sears and Roebuck catalog. Imagine! For only two cents you could buy a perfectly good baby chick. Of course back then I didn’t understand that one had to buy a minimum of 25 ch…
    - 25 Aug 18, 6:52am -
  • 7 Reasons You Need to Start a Home Garden Today
    I, for one, never really cared about gardening. The whole “start a home garden” trend seemed like another part of the organic eating phase. If you’re still on the fence about starting your own garden because you don’t buy into the organic tre…
    - 18 Jul 18, 1:04am -

Rural Revolution

  • Trivia
    I apologize for the blog silence! I've been busy with writing assignments, we're working on an enormous wholesale tankard order, and we're hosting the neighborhood potluck tonight.So, as a placeholder, let me modify an older blog post and present som…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jan 20, 7:10pm -
  • Snow whomp
    Whew, what a snow whomp we got over the past week!It was no surprise when our driveway got drifted shut numerous times.Ditto with the road leading in.Don and the rest of the neighborhood men joined forces to clear the snow with tractors and plow blad…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jan 20, 12:22am -
  • Late or early?
    Are you someone who is chronically late? Or are you someone who always arrives on time or even early?We all know those annoying people who insist on rushing out of the house because they're obsessed with punctuality. Similarly, we all know those anno…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 20, 12:47am -
  • Cheesy potatoes
    One of our favorite family recipes is cheesy potatoes. Here are the steps for the perfect version.I recommend a nonstick pan.Start with potatoes. How many? That depends on your pan size, how many people you’re feeding, and how hungry everyone is. T…
    - 11 days ago 14 Jan 20, 1:42pm -
  • Winter wonderland
    Well, as predicted, we got a big snow dump yesterday.We had about an inch of snow on the ground already, which caused no trouble at all. The snow started falling on Friday morning around 10 am, lightly. By 3:30 pm, when I took Darcy for his afternoon…
    - 14 days ago 11 Jan 20, 7:51pm -
  • A sweet gesture
    The Lewis family has been down with a croupy cough all week. We've chosen to be unsocial since we're reluctant to pass around to anyone else whatever "creeping crud" we have.We're also planning on holing up for the next few days on account of the wea…
    - 15 days ago 11 Jan 20, 12:23am -
  • Our wood cookstove: A love affair
    Recently a reader asked, "After years of use, do you have any updates or reflections on wood stove usage?"This reader is referencing our Baker's Choice wood cookstove we installed almost exactly four years ago, in December of 2015.After four years of…
    - 18 days ago 7 Jan 20, 2:42pm -
  • Our Thanksgiving blessings
    Here's what our Thanksgiving was like.Like most holiday cooks, the secret is to start the day before (Wednesday). This was the day the weather report promised high winds.I decided to clean and refill our oil lamps, which were dusty and in need of top…
    - 19 days ago 6 Jan 20, 10:34pm -
  • Clever bit of Photoshopping
    Don found this. Cracked me up. Can you see who's been Photoshopped into this classic picture?
    - 20 days ago 5 Jan 20, 5:41pm -
  • Happy New Year!
    On this, the last day of 2019, we woke up to a heavy snowfall.It was indescribably beautiful.Coming from four years in New Jersey, Older Daughter has decided that only coniferous trees "do" snow well, LOL.We had "snowflakes" inside as well, which Old…
    - 24 days ago 1 Jan 20, 8:16pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newGrowing Jalapenos Step by Step
    The jalapeno pepper can be used for lots of recipes to add a little spice to your dish. Using jalapenos in salsa is perfect for the ones that love the spiciness. Or, if you are [...]Growing Jalapenos Step by Step can be read in full at New Life On A…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Jan 20, 7:38pm -
  • Kinder Goats – The Best Goats You’ve Never Heard Of
    Have you ever heard of Kinder goats? Most folks have not, and that is a true shame. This small dual purpose goat breed has a lot to offer self-reliant families on homesteads both large and [...]Kinder Goats – The Best Goats You’ve Never Heard Of…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 10:40pm -
  • How to Build a Waldorf Village for Under $30
    Making your own toys is not only a great cost saver, but such a fulfilling project. As homesteaders already know, there is just nothing like giving or receiving a handmade gift that was diligently worked [...]How to Build a Waldorf Village for Under…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jan 20, 8:46pm -
  • How to DIY a Bathroom Vanity Out of Reclaimed Wood
    Building a bathroom vanity out of barnwood and making a sink from a galvanized tub yourself can turn out just like the ones showcased on Pinterest. The only cost we had in our new bathroom [...]How to DIY a Bathroom Vanity Out of Reclaimed Wood can…
    - 9 days ago 16 Jan 20, 5:25pm -
  • How to Grow Gooseberries: a Complete Guide
    Are you looking for a fruit bush that’s easy for beginners to grow? Gooseberry bushes grow well in most areas, and they’re self-pollinating, so you can plant just one. Learning how to grow gooseberries is [...]How to Grow Gooseberries: a Complet…
    - 10 days ago 15 Jan 20, 3:30pm -
  • How to Butcher a Pig
    You have fed and raised a hog all spring, summer, and into the fall. It is now time to bring home the bacon. You got the pig to your ideal size to get the most [...]How to Butcher a Pig can be read in full at New Life On A Homestead | Homesteading B…
    - 12 days ago 13 Jan 20, 8:03pm -
  • Pygmy Goats – A Great Livestock Choice for Homesteads of Any Size
    Pygmy goats are a miniature breed that is closely related to the Nigerian Dwarf goat. In fact, when this small stature meat goat arrived in the United States, it took quite a while for zookeepers [...]Pygmy Goats – A Great Livestock Choice for Hom…
    - 14 days ago 11 Jan 20, 11:04pm -
  • DIY Natural Make-Up – Liquid Foundation and Face Powder
    DIY natural makeup recipes abound on the internet. Some most definitely work better that others. When I first began researching homemade natural cosmetics I quickly noticed many of them had ingredients that were either really [...]DIY Natural Make-U…
    - 15 days ago 10 Jan 20, 1:58pm -

Granny Miller

  • Retiring Granny Miller Again
    Readers, I’ll be retiring GRANNY MILLER once again on April 11 to give my full undivided attention to building a new home. You can follow me on Instagram if you like. If there’s an article you want to print or save from this website consider this…
    - 4 Apr 17, 11:59pm -
  • Burning Rubbish & Trash
    4.3.2017 Lately we’ve had plenty of typical early spring wet weather. So now is a really good time to pick up around the farm and burn rubbish, trash and anything that’s not going to make the move to the new homestead. The manure spreader is goin…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:49pm -
  • Building Site For New Homestead
    4.1.2017 Here is the building site for the new house. This site is mostly clear from trees and brush. It was chosen for the natural slope to the north.The natural slope will result in less earth moving for a foundation with a north facing walkout bas…
    - 1 Apr 17, 7:46pm -
  • I Give Up! Let’s Build
    3.31.2017 Some time last week my husband and I gave up looking a real estate. Even though I think building costs are insanely high, we decided to build a modular home. Here’s the preliminary exterior elevations. Imagine different siding and roof. I…
    - 31 Mar 17, 12:50pm -
  • Let’s Just Buy A House And Get This Over With!
    3.27.2017 Last week my husband and I went to look a couple of houses that are for sale. Both had significant acreage. One held more possibilities than the other for our new old folks homestead. We were ready to make an offer on the nicer place until…
    - 27 Mar 17, 12:46pm -
  • Prices To Build
    3.19.2017 Bids and prices at starting to come in. The numbers are crazy. $25,000 – $30,000 for a foundation. Driveway & septic $10,000 – and that’s using our own gravel and material here on the farm. $30,000 for a well and geothermal system. $1…
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:42pm -
  • Geothermal Heating
    3.15.2017 Geothermal heating and cooling is what’s on my mind today. Geothermal heating and cooling works by using the constant temperature of earth which is about 50˚- 60˚. It’s a more expensive HVAC system to install, but will potentially sav…
    - 15 Mar 17, 12:40pm -
  • Living In A Camper?
    3.14.2017 Our real estate agent has confidence that our home with 10 acres will sell quickly. I hope that it does. A problem that may be lurking right around the corner is that my husband and I could be “homeless” between the time that the farmho…
    - 14 Mar 17, 12:36pm -
  • No Extra Chimney
    3.13.2017 Today the excavator will be contacted regarding building a new driveway (which is really a road). I’ll also contact the Amish builder I met with and let him know I’ve changed my mind about bringing my cookstove. I don’t want to waste…
    - 13 Mar 17, 12:34pm -
  • Modular Floor Plan
    3.12.2017 Because estimates for the construction of a home are being collected, I’d be a fool not to also get estimates for a modular home. The floor plan below is for a modular home. It comes in at around 1800 sq. ft. and is constructed with 2 lar…
    - 12 Mar 17, 12:31pm -

Down to Earth

  • Caring for Australian wildlife affected by fires
    In the past week, I've had a couple of emails from international readers wanting to know about the native animals caught up in the unprecedented bush fires. We’ve had some rain over a large area but unfortunately, fires are still burning in some ar…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jan 20, 10:28pm -
  • Housework, it's never-ending
    I've got a good job. I rise when I want to, work and rest when I feel like it and every day I look after us and our home. Hanno does the same thing but generally, his work is outside; we also share a lot of tasks. Although I do the same thing every d…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jan 20, 1:25am -
  • A letter of thanks from Charles
    A few weeks ago, when Tricia told me that she was going to sew bat wraps and joey pouches for Charles to use in his wildlife rescue work, I suggested I call in our wonderful sewing bee girls to add a few more to the collection.  I didn't think that…
    - 8 days ago 18 Jan 20, 3:15am -
  • High fibre white loaf recipe
    I've been working on a new loaf - a high fibre white. I usually make either white or rye loaves and I do that because Hanno loves rye bread and our main toast loaf is white. When I plan to make something regularly, I want to be able to easily buy the…
    - 9 days ago 16 Jan 20, 11:28pm -
  • Looking forward, looking back
    We don't go away on holidays anymore but always make sure that the time between Christmas and mid-January is like a holiday.  We both do what we want to do and make sure it's different to the regular things we do during the year. I forget about rout…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jan 20, 4:26am -
  • If you want to live a simpler life - identify your needs
    "Why are those pots upside-down on sticks?" - that's the question I'm asked more than any other. The second most asked question is this: "How can I start to live a simple life?"  Well, that's easy - stop shopping for things you don't need.  Of cour…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jan 20, 12:56am -
  • We need sewers who can sew straight
    One of my nephews, Charles, is a volunteer wildlife rescuer and he spends a lot of his spare time in the Blue Mountains bush rescuing native animals. We all know our precious native wildlife has been decimated in the ongoing bush fires and injured an…
    - 19 days ago 7 Jan 20, 5:15am -
  • The fires in Australia and what you can do to help
    As the final hours of 2019 rolled along, I sat with increasing sadness watching our country burn. Each new day revealed red landscape and sky and then news reports started trickling in of farmers, homeowners and volunteer firefighters who died protec…
    - 20 days ago 6 Jan 20, 1:04am -
  • Surviving summer in the garden
    I've just come in from the garden on this humid morning and want to pass on a few tips for hot and dry summer gardening. I know there are a lot of new gardeners out there so I hope what I share helps you get your garden through these harsh conditions…
    - 44 days ago 13 Dec 19, 1:11am -
  • Let's Begin
    A couple of weeks ago I was asked on Instagram what my connection to Clare Bowditch was because she'd thanked me, as one of many, in her wonderful book, Your Own Kind of Girl. I explained that I met Clare a few years earlier when I was on a book tour…
    - 55 days ago 2 Dec 19, 1:43am -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • newRoadside Emergency Kit Recommendations and Checklist
    The best roadside emergency kit for your vehicle depends on your needs. We have a short roadside emergency kit or car kit list, including “must have” items for every vehicle, and a longer, more detailed list . The longer list also includes other…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jan 20, 5:16pm -
  • Winter Car Kit and Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist
    Winter driving can be unpleasant. In recent years, many areas of the country have been hit with some heavy snow and ice storms, sometimes unexpectedly. Snow and ice increase the odds of ending up in the ditch. Stay a little safer when you hit the roa…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jan 20, 2:38pm -
  • Natural Spider Repellents – 8 Ways to Get Rid of Spiders
    The kneejerk reaction to a spider might be to grab a can of Raid, but there are many less toxic ways to get rid of spiders. Instead, try one of these 8 Natural Spider Repellents listed below, such as the spider spray. We also include tips to get r…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 8:05pm -
  • Raised Garden Beds – 5 Tips for Surefire Success
    Raised garden beds can be an excellent addition to the garden. We’ll share how to build raised beds the right way to help extend your growing season and make gardening easier. A raised garden bed is where the soil and plants are raised up above the…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jan 20, 12:02am -
  • 13 Easy Homemade Bread Recipes – Never Buy Bread Again
    I’ve rounded up some of my favorite homemade bread recipes to help you bake a great bread for any meal. Ditch all the nasty ingredients in store breads, save yourself some money and enjoy some really good bread! The first section has a number of ye…
    - 9 days ago 16 Jan 20, 4:44pm -
  • Thoughts on Success and Leadership
    Over the years I have come across leadership principles, through experience, in books and in advice from trusted mentors and peers. As a leader mentoring staff and guiding new leaders, I haven’t found one spot that provides a summary of key concept…
    - 14 days ago 11 Jan 20, 7:08pm -
  • How to Get Rid of Fleas (Non-Toxic, Pet Safe Options)
    If you have pets, at some point you’ll likely have fleas. Most commercial flea treatments are toxic and expensive. We’ll discuss how fleas affect pets and people, the flea life cycle, and how to use non-toxic methods to get rid of fleas. The Dang…
    - 14 days ago 11 Jan 20, 6:36pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery
    What is a 18650? This post tells you everything you need to know about 18650 batteries. An 18650 is a lithium ion rechargeable battery. Their proper name is “18650 cell”. The 18650 cell has voltage of 3.7v and has between 1800mAh and 3500mAh (mil…
    - 19 days ago 7 Jan 20, 1:12am -
  • Maple Syrup – 6 Things You Need to Know
    Maple syrup is a delicious, all-natural sweetener, with unique health benefits. In this article, we’ll talk about what makes maple syrup special, and how to use it. What is maple syrup made of? Until our family started making our own maple syrup, I…
    - 21 days ago 4 Jan 20, 8:39pm -
  • Potato Bread Made with Real Potatoes (Not Instant Potatoes)
    Most of the potato bread recipes I’ve seen used powdered mashed potatoes – not something I keep in my pantry. I love this potato bread recipe because it uses real mashed potatoes. It’s also easy to make and stores well. When we were first marri…
    - 28 days ago 28 Dec 19, 8:11pm -

Homestead Basics

The Wannabe Homesteader

  • At Home Teeth Whitening + Giveaway!
    One recent day, I was looking in the mirror and noticed how yellow my teeth had become. I know coffee and wine can discolor teeth but I didn’t think I drank that much coffee or wine (maybe once every two months?). Then, I learned chocolate, berries…
    - 52 days ago 4 Dec 19, 10:21pm -
  • How to Make Low Sugar American Beautyberry Jelly
    It was Beautyberry season here in Florida recently and me, my mom, and my daughter had a blast getting back to our hunter-gatherer roots and doing what comes natural to us: foraging.  Foraging for wild foods is my third favorite thing to do, followe…
    - 4 Nov 18, 8:43pm -
  • The Best Mattress Sold on Amazon: Zinus Extra Firm iCoil Mattress
    In August of 2016 my husband bought a king size mattress off Amazon for $430. I remember getting mad at him for buying it because I was sure it would be a big piece of junk. A king mattress for $400? Come on, what a waste of money! Well, here I am tw…
    - 7 Oct 18, 12:40am -
  • Creamy Cauliflower Soup | Gluten Free & Dairy Free
    There was a time when I thought my youngest was allergic to dairy (turns out it was a reaction to baby wipes, not dairy) and I worked on creating dairy-free versions of our favorite recipes. We love The Pioneer Woman’s Cauliflower Soup but I needed…
    - 26 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • The Joy of Growing Plums Trees
    In the Spring of 2016 Brian brought home an assortment of fruit trees for our backyard homestead. They included a peach tree, two plum trees, two loquat trees, and a fig tree. I was so excited to see what my husband would do with these as we’ve nev…
    - 17 Sep 18, 2:34pm -
  • My Experience with Adrenal Burnout Syndrome
    I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time but I never knew how to start it. Or how to end it. Or what to write in the middle. I began writing it many times but deleted each draft because it never came out right. Will I regret telling the inter…
    - 11 Sep 18, 12:08am -
  • Speed Painting Our Shed
    We finally painted our shed! For the four years we have lived here its been one of the last things on the list to remodel. In fact, we only have few more things to fix before our 1972 mobile home remodel is COMPLETELY DONE. They include: buy and inst…
    - 3 Jun 18, 6:06pm -
  • Our Charlotte Mason-Inspired Colonial Unit Study + Resources
    I’m slowly incorporating more and more of Charlotte Mason’s concepts into our homeschool and in doing so I learned Charlotte Mason did not recommend Unit Studies. Bummer. Though we had never actually done a unit study, they sounded totally fun an…
    - 18 May 18, 6:54pm -
  • Our Cabinet of Curiosities aka Our Nature Table
    I am SO excited about our nature finds and our growing “Cabinet of Curiosities.” I think I’m more excited than my children. “Kids! Look at this! Look at that! Isn’t it AWESOME?!?” “Yeah mom, it’s a fly.” The hallmarks of our nature…
    - 4 May 18, 8:23pm -
  • 5 Reasons I Blog
    I made my first blog post and uploaded my first YouTube video 6 years ago in 2012. I began YouTube before anyone got famous from it and before people started making millions off their YouTube ventures (boy, how times have changed). The “back to the…
    - 2 May 18, 2:02am -

Homestead Revival

  • Hello, Homestead Revival Friends!
    It's been a while, I know. Too long in fact. Thank you to everyone who still reads and references Homestead Revival's archives.The nearly 3+ year absence has been needed to re-establish our homestead in a new location. I took a full time job (and I d…
    - 19 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
  • Pie Safe Love!
    On my last post I showed you MOST of the dining area... but not all of it. There was one wall that was in progress. Since moving in 3 months ago, I moved several different pieces of furniture from around the house into that spot trying to find just t…
    - 16 Aug 15, 2:04am -
  • No Pantry? No Problem.
    So I created one...BTW... as you scroll through the photos you need to know that editing them takes a ton of time. So in keeping with simplifying my life, I'm using my iPhone, making only a few minor adjustments so you can see what is in the photo (l…
    - 27 Jul 15, 1:41am -
  • A New Homestead Journey
    I did not expect to find myself on this path.Just a little over a year ago, I was a SAHM living in a big farmhouse and homeschooling. My husband had full time employment and we were planning a wedding for our oldest daughter.  On the negative side,…
    - 11 Jul 15, 4:21pm -
  • Understanding Companion Planting
    From bacteria in yogurt making to the Amazon anywhere something grows there is an ecosystem. As homesteaders our goal is to cultivate the perfect ecosystem for plants and repelling the pests that would destroy it. Companion planting is more than not…
    - 5 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook!
    There are so many wonderful ways to communicate and we want to start giving you more opportunities to connect with us! Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter! Homestead Revival is more than a blog, it is a community of like minded people…
    - 3 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Square Foot Gardening vs. French Intensive
    While there are many alternative methods we will discuss in future posts like straw bale gardening, today we are focusing on the main ones, Square Foot Gardening and the French Intensive Method. Each system is a tool that gives something to your gard…
    - 1 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Plan To Eat... Black Friday SALE!
    Now is the time to renew your Plan To Eat subscription or take advantage of their annual half price sale and kick the tires so-to-speak. If you tried it before and haven't seen the new lights and bells that make it even better, be sure to check it ou…
    - 28 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • It's Thursday....
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    - 27 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • A Couple Things I'm Thankful For
    This year has been a year of firsts, so I wanted to take the time for the small things I'm thankful for. 
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:28pm -