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Book Review: Fire Cider!

Book Review: Fire Cider!

We were excited to receive a review copy of the new Fire Cider! book from Storey Publishing so that we could share the excitement with you! The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the release of Rosemary Gladstar’s new book Fire Cider: 101 Zesty Recipes […]

How to Stay Organized on the Modern Homestead

How to Stay Organized on the Modern Homestead

Modern homesteading often means wearing multiple hats. Like most families, we have regular household chores to do, a job or two outside of the home, and responsibilities of caring for children. But homesteaders (even just part-time ones like us) also have things on their to-do […]

Fall Writing Contest!

Fall Writing Contest!

Homestead How-To is pleased to announce our Fall 2019 Writing Contest. This contest invites fellow homesteaders (or those with related talents and knowledge) to submit an article to be published this fall. The article with the most views between September 15th and December 31st will […]

How to Render and Clean Beeswax

How to Render and Clean Beeswax

While there are many methods for cleaning and rendering beeswax, this method, described by Starla of Misty Meadows Homestead & Apiary results in beautiful clean wax worthy of all of your beeswax products. We asked her to share with our readers so you too can […]

How to Freeze Eggplant

How to Freeze Eggplant

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that feels like a huge bonus when you harvest it, but can quickly start to feel overwhelming. Just how many nights can you eat eggplant in a row? And yet, a good eggplant Parmesan on a cold winter night […]

How to Store Carrots

How to Store Carrots

Storing carrots is a great way to extend the garden season and supply your own vegetables well into the winter. Carrots are fairly easy to grow in large quantities and can be stored a number of different ways. Here are three options for storing carrots […]

How to Bake with Whole Wheat Flour

How to Bake with Whole Wheat Flour

You may imagine that using whole wheat flour in your baked goods would lead to a grittier, nuttier, and drier result. But the fact is, by learning a few simple tips and tricks, you can create final products that are just as mouthwatering and enjoyable […]

How to Go Off Grid: A Book Review

How to Go Off Grid: A Book Review

Many dream of going “off-grid” – moving toward a self-reliant lifestyle in the wilderness. They want to disconnect from the daily grind. Ron Melchiore has done it, and his book “Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness” offers an inside peek into what […]

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Gaia’s Garden starts with the simple but important position that permaculture practices allow us to work with Mother Nature instead of against her as we design our landscape and our gardens.

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

Newspaper seed starting pots are a simple and environmentally-friendly solution for seed starting. Not only are you re-using a free resource to make them, you can also plant them directly in your garden when you are ready to transplant. Making newspaper seed starting pots is […]