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How to Raise your own Meat Chickens

How to Raise your own Meat Chickens

By Katie Ostrander If you’re like me, you’re totally put off by the chicken you see in the grocery store. Hard to understand advertising, cuts that see to be too large for a chicken, and what exactly is all that water from in the little […]

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is easy to make and personalize. This recipe uses beeswax and honey for added benefit.

How to Make Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider

Fire cider is a home remedy for colds that is easy to make and is comprised of ingredients that most people can find at their local grocery store.

How to Introduce your Kids to Fermented Drinks (Kombucha & Shrub)

How to Introduce your Kids to Fermented Drinks (Kombucha & Shrub)

Fermented foods and children don’t always have a happy relationship. I’m sure most parents can readily agree with this, especially if you’re having a hard time trying to switch kids from commercially prepared sugar-filled beverages to natural alternatives such as kombucha or shrub. Introducing kids […]

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

Pine cone fire starters can offer a safe and reliable option when it comes to getting a good fire started in your fireplace, outdoor oven, or wood stove. Pine cones themselves burn well when dry, and can serve as helpful kindling.  By adding a wick […]

How to Make Bone Broth in the Crock Pot

How to Make Bone Broth in the Crock Pot

*Please note that the statements made in this article are the opinion of the author.  They are in no way intended to replace medical advice from a professional* Bone broth has become one of those items I ALWAYS have on hand.  It is super simple […]

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

  Homemade holiday gifts can be a huge hit, especially if you personalize them for your friends and family.  You can increase the wow factor of a homemade gift by adding beautiful homemade labels. Before choosing an option for creating labels, decide what you want […]

How to Connect with other Homesteaders Online

How to Connect with other Homesteaders Online

~ This article is co-authored by Libby McPhee and Carrie Williams Howe, founders of Homestead How-To   Homesteading is one of those lifestyles that thrives on the connections you make with others.  These connections enable you to learn new skills, correct mistakes you’ve made, and […]

Book Review:  How to Speak Chicken

Book Review: How to Speak Chicken

Subtitle:  Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say I consider chickens to be the gateway animal to having animals on your homestead.  Once you’ve got the basics (shelter, food, water, and a place to forage) they are surprisingly low-maintenance. One […]

How to Make and Use Beeswax Furniture Polish

How to Make and Use Beeswax Furniture Polish

Beeswax furniture polish is a safe, natural, and effective way to bring new life to wood furniture.  You can use it to polish finished furniture, to clean up damaged pieces, or as a stand-alone finish on unfinished wood. When we purchased our home, the previous […]