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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

  • 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

  • Harvest House
    We had such a large harvest from our garden this year that here it is mid-December and I'm still processing it. This is a long post, so grab yourself a cup of hot tea and join me on our harvesting and preserving journey.Here's what portions of the g…
    - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 3:33pm -
  • Scary smart phones
    Younger Daughter, attempting with frustration to get her phone issues straightened out before her first deployment -- and knowing my general hostility toward smart phones in general -- sent a link to this comical Saturday Night Live sketch:This sketc…
    - 3 days ago 10 Dec 18, 5:30pm -
  • The most perfect renovation in the world
    You want to see just about the most perfect renovation imaginable? Take a gander at this work of art.A glorious abandoned century-old theater in Buenos Aires was renovated into a bookstore.All the beautiful original architectural details were mainta…
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 18, 2:30pm -
  • Pearl Harbor Day
    Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.A couple years ago, my mother (who was born in 1931) shared an extraordinary story as follows:In the fall of 1941 my mother started making homemade bread every Saturday. She used yeast on the fir…
    - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 3:45pm -
  • Wood for the winter
    Sorry for the blog silence on my end. The end of November heralded numerous writing deadlines I had hanging over me. When December 1 hit and the pressure was off, I engaged in some heavy-duty literary laziness. I didn't even delete the 75 spam com…
    - 8 days ago 6 Dec 18, 2:33am -
  • A wish list for novice homesteaders
    On a more cheerful note, here's a blog post I wrote for Lehman's entitled "A wish list for novice homesteaders."Go take a peek.
    - 15 days ago 28 Nov 18, 10:42pm -
  • Losing a friend
    We got a call from a neighbor this morning with the sad news that our friend Mike had passed away.Don and I went over to assist with the details: coordinating with the sheriff and coroner to take him away, helping arrange for cremation and a memorial…
    - 18 days ago 25 Nov 18, 9:48pm -
  • Thanksgiving traffic
    Traffic has been in the news lately; specifically, the anticipated traffic as people travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with distant friends and family. This is a Drudge screenshot from this morning:A couple years ago, I put up a post about Thanksgivi…
    - 22 days ago 21 Nov 18, 3:52pm -
  • And you think YOUR day is bad...
    Ouch. Take a look at the video associated with this Amazon warehouse disaster in which a forklift drive nudges a shelving unit and the whole warehouse shelving system collapses like dominoes.Be sure to watch the full one-minute video, not just the t…
    - 23 days ago 20 Nov 18, 5:05pm -
  • For the love of books
    "A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody…
    - 24 days ago 19 Nov 18, 5:21pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newInterview with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead
    If you’ve been lurking around the web for homesteading advice, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard about The Prairie Homestead. The blog is run by Jill Winger, who was kind enough to answer my interview [...]Interview with Jill Winger of The Prair…
    - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:13pm -
  • 9 Delicious Homemade Lemonade Recipes
    American Traditions and Pride in our History Lemonade has been drunk in America since at least the 1600’s as a simple blend of lemons, water, and sugar.  Lemonade is a summer tradition, and along with [...]9 Delicious Homemade Lemonade Recipes ca…
    - 3 days ago 11 Dec 18, 12:23pm -
  • Our Facebook page got stolen
    Hey everyone, Dan here. Unfortunately, someone on facebook tricked me into taking ownership of our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NewLifeonaHomestead/?ref=br_tf&epa=SEARCH_BOX Not because I’m gullible, far from it, but because of one…
    - 3 days ago 10 Dec 18, 11:35pm -
  • How to Raise Sheep Step by Step
    Raising sheep is a fun and rewarding way to add life to your homestead – as well as to expand your bottom line. Sheep don’t require a ton of pasture space, and are docile, good-natured [...]How to Raise Sheep Step by Step can be read in full at…
    - 5 days ago 8 Dec 18, 5:59pm -
  • Interview with Amy Stross from TenthAcreFarm.com

    - 8 days ago 6 Dec 18, 2:43pm -
  • Delicious Homemade Apple Pies, Crisps, Tarts and More
    Apples are part of American history. Apples originated in Asia, and were brought to Europe by the Roman Empire and to America by colonists. Desserts made with apples have been around for centuries. English colonists [...]Delicious Homemade Apple Pie…
    - 8 days ago 5 Dec 18, 6:52pm -
  • Cayenne Pepper: Health Benefits and Home Remedies
    When I was a kid I can recall my mother constantly using a red powdery substance in her beverages and on her food. It always looked like she was in pain when she’d take a [...]Cayenne Pepper: Health Benefits and Home Remedies can be read in full a…
    - 11 days ago 2 Dec 18, 3:25pm -
  • Growing, Harvesting and Storing Garlic
    “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates Garlic, lovingly called “the stinking rose,” brings flavor to dishes from many of the world’s cuisines. Garlic’s proven health benefits were [...]Growing, Harve…
    - 15 days ago 29 Nov 18, 10:48am -

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

  • Dear friends ...
    Dear friendsI haven't been here for a couple of weeks because Hanno was sick, then I got a cold and it became easier to stay away. I've thought a lot about the blog during that time and I know now the time is right for me to step away. The blog will…
    - 93 days ago 12 Sep 18, 1:02am -
  • Weekend reading
    Walnut biscuits.I spent most of Friday repotting hanging baskets and pots on the front verandah. Today is the first day of spring here so repotting and fertilising plants now gives them the best chance of many months of healthy and lush growth.  Rep…
    - 31 Aug 18, 6:49pm -
  • Another bread experiment
    I've been test baking bread this week. I've wanted to try Japanese milk bread for a long time and finally baked my own on Monday. It was always described as very soft and fluffy bread that had excellent keeping qualities so I thought it would be a go…
    - 29 Aug 18, 11:04pm -
  • Frugal food management
    Most of the year we grow food in the backyard that will feed us on a daily basis. Whether it's vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs, or honey from just down the road, the work we do in our garden pays off in the form of fresh food that we know has not been…
    - 26 Aug 18, 8:16pm -
  • Weekend reading
    It's been a week of gardening for me. I have doubts it will come, but we're waiting for rain now and I hope that the tanks will fill and our vegetables and fruit will grow. Today I'm working in the bush house, repotting plants and taking them out to…
    - 24 Aug 18, 10:27pm -
  • Our garlic harvest
    My version of simple life has never been a big picture scenario, it's always been a series of small steps that change with the seasons. I don't think the majority of us think of the big picture on a day-to-day basis, instead we have tasks to carry ou…
    - 23 Aug 18, 12:36am -
  • Moving and settling into a new home
    I received an email from a reader last week who is packing to move to a new home. They are moving because her husband has been promoted and the new position is in another state. She is concerned that she won't like the new home and as she's put a lot…
    - 20 Aug 18, 4:43am -
  • Weekend reading
     Garden working bee.Read more »
    - 16 Aug 18, 11:25pm -
  • Domestic crafts and household linens
    August in The Simple Home“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William MorrisThere are few things better on a cold winter’s day or evening than settling down to do some craftwork or mending.…
    - 12 Aug 18, 6:58pm -
  • Weekend reading
    Gracie's birthday portrait, taken this morning.It's Graice's second birthday today and she's running around like a crazy cat this morning. She's such a funny dog and it looks like she's really happy on this special day.Read more »
    - 9 Aug 18, 11:54pm -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • Chocolate Coffee Cookies – For the Holidays or Any Time of Year
    Chocolate and coffee are always popular, so why not combine them into chocolate coffee cookies? Around the holiday season, I do a fair amount of baking – for gifts, parties and family. Cookies are always part of the plan, and we have a wide mix of…
    - 4 days ago 9 Dec 18, 7:55pm -
  • French Bread Recipe – Easy to Make with Just 5 Ingredients
    It doesn't have to be difficult to bake bread at home, and this French bread recipe is one of my “must have” recipes. I use it for making bread bowls for soup, such as Wisconsin Cheese Soup, French bread pizza, garlic bread, or accompanying soup,…
    - 5 days ago 9 Dec 18, 12:27pm -
  • Gardening Gifts They’ll Love – Practical, Beautiful and Unique
    Many of the gardening gifts I've seen in other guides aren't a great fit for me, so I decided to put together a list who like some functional mixed in with their fun. I don't know about you, but I enjoy gifts that I use on a daily basis, since each…
    - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 11:58am -
  • Lotion Bar Recipe – Easy to Make with Just 3 Ingredients!
    Most homemade lotion recipes involve quite a few ingredients, blenders and more mess than I'd prefer to clean up. In contrast, all you need for these hard lotion bars is three ingredients, one pot, and molds – that's it! You can even use muffin tin…
    - 15 days ago 29 Nov 18, 2:07pm -
  • Practical Gifts for Every Budget, Plus 5 Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips
    This is a list of practical gifts for those you care about. These are safe, reliable and practical items in a variety of price ranges. My wife won't let me buy her jewelry (she rarely wears it anyway), but she does appreciate a gift that keeps her co…
    - 19 days ago 25 Nov 18, 2:50pm -
  • How to Make Perfume with Essential Oils – Blends for Stress Relief & More
    Why subject yourself and those who are close to you with a chemical cocktail when you can make perfume with non-toxic ingredients? Learn how to make perfume with essential oils and enjoy these blends for self-confidence, stress relief and more. Thes…
    - 21 days ago 23 Nov 18, 2:38pm -
  • Protect Yourself from Salmonella and E Coli Naturally
    Are you wondering when the next massive round of food-borne illness will occur? It seems like every time you turn on the news there's another food recall. If you check the FDA food recall list, there are literally dozens of products listed at any giv…
    - 23 days ago 21 Nov 18, 9:44am -
  • No More Cold Feet in Bed – My Favorite Winter Foot Warmers
    When the thermometer drops into the single digits and we keep the house temps on the chilly side to help save energy, I'm sometimes stuck with cold feet in bed. I don't know about you, but if my feet are cold, I have an awfully hard time falling asle…
    - 23 days ago 20 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Cranberry-Apple Pie to Brighten Your Holiday Table
    This easy cranberry-apple pie recipe is perfect for the holidays with bright pops of color and tartness from the cranberries paired with sweet apples. There was a bumper harvest of apples this year at my favorite local orchard, and fresh cranberries…
    - 24 days ago 20 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Easy Homemade Applesauce – How to Make It, How to Use It
    Why bother making homemade applesauce when you can buy it cheaply? Flavor, my friend, flavor. In this article, we'll share a basic applesauce recipe, plus easy recipe modifications to make it just right for you. We'll also share the best apples for…
    - 26 days ago 17 Nov 18, 4:33pm -

Homestead Basics

The Wannabe Homesteader

  • 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…
    - 39 days ago 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…
    - 68 days ago 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…
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 88 days ago 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…
    - 94 days ago 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 -
  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal in a 1972 Mobile Home
    We have completed our kitchen remodel and I am super thankful to be able to show you. I posted a video tour on our YouTube channel but many of you don’t visit YouTube so I’d thought I’d share it here too. We estimate this kitchen remodel cost a…
    - 24 Apr 18, 11:38pm -

Homestead Revival

  • 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 -
  • It's Sunday...
    "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."- 1 Corinthians 5: 7-8
    - 23 Nov 14, 8:00am -