How to Build a Log Cutting Rack

How to Build a Log Cutting Rack

A log cutting rack makes it easy to cut firewood into log-length pieces.

How to Make Beeswax Ornaments

How to Make Beeswax Ornaments

Beeswax holiday ornaments are a great gift for friends and family. They are easy to make with just a few simple supplies, and they smell beautiful! The process to make them beeswax ornaments simple, but the options to personalize them are plentiful! Because they are 

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 Build a Grow Light Stand

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

When it comes to seed starting, it is hard to find a better set up than a vertical, tiered seed starting shelf with grow lights on each level (commonly called a “grow light stand”).  This set-up allows you to grow multiple levels of seedlings in 

How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

This post is from guest contributor, Jana Strain. Wood stoves provide an amazing source of heat for your house.  The heat from a wood burning stove is best described as a warm blanket wrapped around you.  Unlike central heating, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much and you 

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are a great DIY project you can easily make in your home in an afternoon. Not only are they better for the environment, they are better for you! Dryer balls help to speed up the drying process when thrown in with your 

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 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 Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

This article introduces a variety of options for making homemade labels for your homemade gifts, as well as supplies we love and where to get them. We also share graphic design tools that make labels easy. Homemade holiday gifts can be a huge hit, especially