How to Make Grape Juice

How to Make Grape Juice

Homemade grape juice is easy to make with this simple method! Though any variety of grape can be used, we prefer fresh home-grown concord grapes. Concord grapes are easy to grow and make a rich, purple juice that rarely needs anything added. Just smelling the 

How to Make Garlic Powder

How to Make Garlic Powder

Making garlic powder at home is easy and satisfying. Turning your fresh garlic into garlic powder is also an excellent way to preserve garlic. Homemade garlic powder can be made in just a few steps. The whole process to make garlic powder takes about 10-15 

How to Choose a Heritage Chicken Breed for your Homestead

How to Choose a Heritage Chicken Breed for your Homestead

We want to thank Olivia Kramer at Red Rock Farmstead for sharing her knowledge of heritage chicken breeds with our readers! Don’t forget to check out some of the links to Olivia’s website and social media accounts so that you can connect with her! Many 

How to Freeze Corn (the Best way, IMO)

How to Freeze Corn (the Best way, IMO)

Interested in freezing corn, but not sure which method is best? Let us help! In the category of summer vegetables there is nothing that quite satisfies like corn on the cob.  Maybe its the fact that it arrives when the sweetness of summer is just 

How to Prune Basil for Bigger & Longer Harvests

How to Prune Basil for Bigger & Longer Harvests

Pruning basil plants can increase growth significantly, leading to big bountiful basil bushes and a longer harvesting season. Learn how to prune basil the right way with these easy steps, and you’ll be eating pesto all winter! Why is Pruning Basil Important? Like many plants, 

Read “Spice Apothecary” with the Homesteaders’ Book Club!

Read “Spice Apothecary” with the Homesteaders’ Book Club!

The Homesteaders’ Book Club is pleased to announce our late summer 2020 common read – Spice Apothecary: Blending and Using Common Spices for Everyday Life by Bevin Clare. Appreciation to Storey Publishing for providing a free copy of this book for one lucky book club 

How to Plant a Fall Garden

How to Plant a Fall Garden

A well-planned fall vegetable garden can keep your season going well into the cooler months. Depending on your location and the tools you use, your garden could last right up through December! The key to a successful fall garden is good planning. You need to 

How to Choose a Food Dehydrator

How to Choose a Food Dehydrator

A food dehydrator can be a great addition to your homestead kitchen. A dehydrator allows you to dry vegetables, herbs, fruit, and even meat. You can then store these foods long-term without the need for electricity. While you can dehydrate some foods in your regular 

How to Start Canning at Home

How to Start Canning at Home

Canning the food you harvest is an excellent way to boost your self-reliance. Canning is one method for preserving food from the garden season to last year-round. Canned food does not have to be refrigerated or frozen, so it does not require electricity to keep. 

How to use Beet Greens in the Kitchen

How to use Beet Greens in the Kitchen

Beet greens should be cut off your beets when harvested in order to help your root veggies last longer. But don’t throw away your beet greens! There are many wonderful ways to use these greens. In fact, beet greens are one of my favorite leafy