How to Clean Maple Sap Buckets

How to Clean Maple Sap Buckets

Cleaning maple sap buckets after you collect sap, or in preparation for this year’s collection, is essential for food safety. Clean sap buckets ensure that you are not introducing any pathogens or bacteria into the sap that you are collecting to make maple syrup. Cleaning 

How to Reduce Waste at Home (A Book Review of “Towards Zero Waste”)

How to Reduce Waste at Home (A Book Review of “Towards Zero Waste”)

Reducing waste is not a problem of the past. Just because we can now recycle, and more and more consumer goods are being produced with recyclable or even compostable packing doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. And if you find that trash and recycling 

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Homemade pumpkin puree is so much better than the canned stuff you buy at the store. The flavor of homemade puree is much richer, and the texture can vary depending on how you want to use it. If you grow your own pumpkins, you can 

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