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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…
    - 69 days ago 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

  • It must be spring
    It must be spring. We had our first yearling get out.This is Peggy, who is Pixie's daughter (and my beloved Polly's granddaughter). I went out to do barn chores a couple of mornings ago, and she was calming grazing in the barn, snacking on hay.The qu…
    - 1 day ago 24 Apr 19, 3:21pm -
  • Financial management 101
    If there's one benefit to raising kids frugally, it's that they learn to be frugal when they grow up.We've had a number of critics over the years who warned us our girls would go crazy when they got out on their own. These critics pointed out the di…
    - 2 days ago 23 Apr 19, 6:10pm -
  • Why we're moving
    A friend (who lives in Virginia) and I were emailing back and forth about our upcoming move, and she ended one of her emails with the loveliest sentiment: "Wherever you go, you’ll be happy. You take smiles with you." Awww, thanks pal.That said, som…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 19, 4:53pm -
  • Moving toward self-sufficiency as a prepper strategy
    One of the talks I gave at the Northwest Preparedness Expo last weekend was titled "Moving toward Self-Sufficiency as a Prepper Strategy." These are the notes from that talk. This is a very long post, so grab yourself a cup of tea and sit in on the…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 19, 3:55pm -
  • He is risen!
    On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 19, 1:47pm -
  • Silence and the lambs
    Sorry for the blog silence over the last week! I just returned from speaking at the Northwest Preparedness Expo in Prosser, Washington.I gave two talks at the Expo. The first, "Prepper Gardening," is also an ebooklet, if anyone's interested. The sec…
    - 9 days ago 16 Apr 19, 2:19pm -
  • The burning of Notre Dame
    I was devastated to read that Notre Dame is burning, even as we speak.Notre Dame is literally the most famous cathedral in the world. I'm crying inside to think it is now destroyed.I can't imagine there are many people left with the skills to duplica…
    - 9 days ago 16 Apr 19, 1:06pm -
  • HUGE NEWS!!!
    Dear readers, we have momentous news: We're moving. After 16 happy years here on the Rural Revolution homestead, we are ready to move on.Why? Because with just the two of us, the house is simply too big. This is a home for a growing family, not a cou…
    - 15 days ago 11 Apr 19, 11:52am -
  • Swans on the lake
    If there's one beautiful thing we can anticipate in early spring, it's swans. Specifically tundra swans, which come in every year to nest in the marshes.These magnificent, majestic birds arrive by the thousands, filling the air with their hooting as…
    - 17 days ago 8 Apr 19, 7:57pm -
  • Birdbrain behavior
    Early this morning, I heard a tap-tap-tapping sound. Tracing it, I climbed halfway up the stairs and peered at the glass door leading to a tiny second-floor balcony.I saw a (presumably male) robin perched on the balcony rail.He was engaged in a long-…
    - 20 days ago 5 Apr 19, 4:50pm -

New Life on a Homestead

  • newHow To Preserve Eggs In Mineral Oil – So Easy!
    Preserving eggs with mineral oil is both an inexpensive and speedy process, but you can only use this old homesteading method when dealing with farm fresh eggs. Because commercial manufacturers of eggs wash the bloom [...]How To Preserve Eggs In Min…
    - 11 hours ago 25 Apr 19, 12:37pm -
  • The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review
    The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan quickly made its way onto every homesteader and wanna-be homesteaders bookshelf. Full of inspiration and resources, Madigan does a fantastic job of painting a picture of what your property [...]The Backyard…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 19, 8:03am -
  • Organic vs Conventional Growing Practices – What Are the Differences?

    - 2 days ago 23 Apr 19, 1:36pm -
  • Jam Cake Recipe – A Civil War Era Dessert Favorite
    Jam cake is a classic American cake that I had never heard of until a few weeks ago. All of a sudden I heard jam cake referenced three times in one week and became intrigued [...]Jam Cake Recipe – A Civil War Era Dessert Favorite can be read in fu…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 19, 5:21pm -
  • How to Estimate the Weight of a Hog
    If you have ever raised pigs, you likely know how stubborn these charismatic creatures can be. While their personalities are an absolute delight (and major source of entertainment!) a majority of the time, this tenacious [...]How to Estimate the Wei…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 19, 9:51pm -
  • 17 Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
    You aren’t the only one who loves a nice, crisp apple or a fresh plum. Fruit flies love fresh, seasonal produce too, and sometimes they have the nasty habit of making their way into your [...]17 Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies can be read in full a…
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 19, 12:33am -
  • How to Freeze Eggs in 2 Easy Steps
    Eggs are one of the healthiest and most nutritionally complete foods you can eat. They are very versatile and are used in everything from baking to salads to breakfast. As a prepper resource, eggs are [...]How to Freeze Eggs in 2 Easy Steps can be r…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 19, 12:37pm -
  • How To Harvest And Preserve Wild Onions
    Wild onions by any other name are still just as tasty and good for you. Depending upon where you live, wild onions may also be called: wild garlic, leeks, field garlic, scallions, and crow garlic. [...]How To Harvest And Preserve Wild Onions can be…
    - 7 days ago 18 Apr 19, 2:18pm -

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

  • Making your home
    At some point in the morning, without fail, I make our bed. It's an indispensable part of my home making and the comfort it provides us when we go to bed at night consistently reinforces its importance.  Some folk have to drink coffee in the morning…
    - 4 days ago 22 Apr 19, 8:11am -
  • Easter - sit back and relax
    It's been a busy week. Shane, Alex and Eve slept here last night. Jamie is here now, Shane is at work and soon they'll go over to Kerry and Sunny's to have a sleepover with Jamie. He even cleaned his room for the big event!  It's surprising how much…
    - 8 days ago 18 Apr 19, 7:35am -
  • How are you going with your apron?
    Today I've been working on another felt rabbit, this time for my granddaughter Eve's fourth birthday next Sunday.  Eve told me last week she wants to be a ballerina. 🙂  This rabbit is a ballerina and at the moment I'm sewing prototypes of ballet…
    - 10 days ago 16 Apr 19, 5:04am -
  • Another birthday! UPDATED
    I wrote the first part of this post in 2013 to celebrate my 65th birthday and thought I'd add to it today, on my 71st.
    - 11 days ago 14 Apr 19, 3:48pm -
  • Homemade dog food
    Recently I revised my recipe for Gracie's meals. I've never fed her canned dog food because I want her to stay healthy and I doubt the claims of healthy ingredients in most store-bought canned food. Homemade dog food is easy to make and I make a big…
    - 15 days ago 11 Apr 19, 6:07am -
  • Sewing bee - aprons
    I wanted to hold this world-wide sewing bee so that we could work collectively on aprons that we use everyday. It's economical to make aprons rather than buy them, you'll build your sewing skills at the same time, so it's worth the time and effort yo…
    - 18 days ago 7 Apr 19, 6:30pm -
  • Sewing bee list
    Well, that was a delightful surprise!  I didn't expect so many ladies would join the sewing bee.  We'll have a good time and hopefully all come out the other end with at least one apron.  Next Monday  I'll post details of the sewing bee as well a…
    - 23 days ago 2 Apr 19, 10:12pm -
  • What are Rhonda and Hanno doing? Let's see...
    It's such good weather here at the moment. The nights are coolish at 15C and the days are warm and comfortable around 28C. The true marker of the start of cold nights hasn't happened yet but soon I'll get out a set of fluffy flannel sheets, add a doo…
    - 24 days ago 2 Apr 19, 12:59am -
  • Starting a more simple life
    I received a comment on my last post from Kellylynn who wants to know how she can start living a more sustainable, simple life. This is part of her comment:I'm 45 yrs.old. We are a one income family, have no savings, pantry's not stocked. Living pay-…
    - 28 days ago 29 Mar 19, 3:54am -
  • A comfortable place to grow old
    When we first moved into our home we made quite a few changes. We pulled up carpets, built a new kitchen, added another bedroom and bathroom and built verandahs front and back. Fences went up. We also put in gardens and a chook house and Hanno got a…
    - 30 days ago 26 Mar 19, 8:02pm -

Common Sense Homesteading

  • Creeping Charlie – Use and Control of the Shade Loving Groundcover
    Love it or hate it, creeping charlie is one tough plant. We'll introduce you to this common lawn plant, its uses and benefits, and if need be, how to get rid of it. Creeping Charlie, Glechoma hederacea Creeping Charlie is also known as ground ivy, Al…
    - 1 day ago 24 Apr 19, 4:53pm -
  • Natural Allergy Relief – 15 Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies
    Want natural allergy relief without relying on pharmaceuticals? We're sharing home remedies for seasonal allergy symptoms like runny nose and sore throat. We'll talk about DIY essential oil blends, pollen busters, herbs, supplements, foods that reduc…
    - 5 days ago 20 Apr 19, 2:04pm -
  • Home Food Preservation – 10 Ways to Preserve Food at Home
    There's never better a better time to learn how to safely preserve food at home. Home food preservation helps you stock up and save money, whether you're growing your own food or buying in bulk. It adds variety to meals, and the flavor of home preser…
    - 15 days ago 11 Apr 19, 11:57am -
  • Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works
    A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don't have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable w…
    - 16 days ago 10 Apr 19, 12:06am -
  • Stinging Nettle – One of Most Useful Wild Plants
    Don’t let the “sting” of stinging nettles keep you from getting to know this amazing plant. Nettles have a long history of use for food, medicine, fiber and more. We’ll introduce you to this natural green wonder and its many benefits. Stingin…
    - 19 days ago 6 Apr 19, 7:41pm -
  • Battery Recycling – How to Recycle Batteries Safely
    Whether you are using a flashlight, cordless power tools or cellphone, battery powered tech makes life easier. But what happens to batteries when they reach the end of their lives? We'll explain safe battery recycling – where, how, and why you shou…
    - 20 days ago 5 Apr 19, 8:46pm -
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know
    The two most likely reasons for an EMP are a nuclear explosion or solar flare. This post discusses the damage an EMP may cause and actions that you can take to prevent or manage the results of the EMP. A large  Electromagnetic Pulse EMP would caus…
    - 26 days ago 30 Mar 19, 7:59pm -
  • 12 Home Remedies for Sore Muscles – Simple, Safe Pain Relief
    Whether you're dealing with delayed onset muscle soreness after workouts (and work) or sore muscles for “no reason at all”, something's going on in your body to make you uncomfortable. In this post, we'll talk about common causes of sore muscles…
    - 26 days ago 30 Mar 19, 5:47pm -
  • Stop Birds Hitting Windows – 5 Tips to Protect Our Feathered Friends
    Window collisions are usually worse in spring and fall during migration, with birds flying through less familiar territory, but can happen any time of year. I've put together a list of quick fixes to stop birds hitting windows. When I was a little gi…
    - 31 days ago 25 Mar 19, 3:39pm -
  • Betty’s Buttermilk Rye Bread – Great for Sandwiches and More
    This easy rye bread recipe makes a delicious loaf of bread with a tender crumb. The flavor is mild – great for sandwiches, toast, or butter and jam. Betty’s Buttermilk Rye Bread The recipe came from my neighbor, Betty. Betty and her husband have…
    - 33 days ago 23 Mar 19, 6:01pm -

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…
    - 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 -
  • 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

  • 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…
    - 96 days ago 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 -