Welcome to the From the Farm Hop 3/4/16! Continue reading “From the Farm Hop 3/4/16”
Are you wanting to make your Easter celebrations more meaningful? Here’s a simple, inexpensive tradition to adopt with your family to more keenly feel the joy of Easter morning on your homestead. Why does Maundy Thursday in the farmhouse matter? Continue reading “Maundy Thursday in the Farmhouse”
It’s always amazing to me how fascinated children are when they visit the homestead. They love the vegetable beds, the goats, the fruit trees, the chickens and, of course, the bees. (They’re stinging insects, duh).
Interested in networking with the awesomest group of future homesteaders around? Well, here’s how to host a farm tour for children! FYI, this post includes experienced advice, tutorial links and free downloads. Continue reading “How to Host a Farm Tour for Children”
I’m always looking for recipes to make with the various seeds, legumes and grains eternally soaking on my kitchen counter – I always seem to have something percolating there! The other night we tried soaked chick pea salsa and I knew I had to share it with you as summer approaches. Continue reading “Soaked Chick Pea Salsa”
The first-first thing I want to say is, read the directions to learn how to process raw honey with an extractor. It’s such a basic step and one I too often neglect in my zeal to try a new thing! We’ve processed quite a bit of honey over the years but this was our first time using a honey extractor and, may I just say, hallelujah! Can I get an amen?!! Here it is, how to process raw honey with an extractor… Continue reading “How to process raw honey with an extractor”
Homemade condiments were off my radar for a long time. You don’t make mayonnaise; you buy mayonnaise at the store. Right?! Uh, never again because homemade mayonnaise is easy and tasty. Continue reading “Homemade Mayonnaise”
Have you ever thought what your garden would order at the local snooty organic restaurant? Maybe some fresh rain water to drink for starters, then some sunshine as an appetizer? Most definitely the main course would have to be Chicken Poop Soup…
Here is our DIY Compost Tea Bucket design that you can easily make in a matter of a few minutes with the right tools and parts from your local home improvement store. Continue reading “DIY Compost Tea Bucket”
Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather. It’s so versatile in your food storage program! For space saving and ease of use, I really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest. Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”
Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year? Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts? Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year. Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.