Acts of Kindness for 2020

Acts of Kindness for 2020

Looking for a kindness list that is safe for social distancing? We see a lot of lists of acts of kindness come out during the holiday season, but in 2020 there are many that don’t apply. We can’t as easily give hugs, visit a local 

Black Friday Deals for Homesteaders (2020)

Black Friday Deals for Homesteaders (2020)

This article contains links to Black Friday 2020 deals that we think are worth checking out if you want to be more self-reliant. We’ll update it throughout the weekend with ONLY items that we endorse because we’ve used them (or something similar to them). VITAMIX 

How to Make Homemade Herb Dip Mix

How to Make Homemade Herb Dip Mix

This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With garden season just ending, and the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to make homemade herb dip mix.  

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