I was so excited to be able to review the newest edition of Homegrown and Handmade by Deborah Niemann through a giveaway promotion with Homestead Bloggers Network, because this book covers so many things that help someone embrace a new self-sufficient journey. Be sure to look for the amazing Giveaway at the end of the […]
Frugal Porch Furniture Makeover In Just 5 Easy Steps
Determined to have a nice patio set and not spend hundreds of dollars? This frugal porch furniture makeover in just 5 easy steps will show you how we took someone else’s junk and made it into our treasure for less than $50.
The Woman’s Guide to Winterizing Her Car
Use these simple tips to winterize your car and keep you and your family safe during the cold, icy months.
DIY Burt’s Bees Peppermint Lip Balm
If you’ve read my book, Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less, you’ll know that I have a thing for bees. I find beekeeping to be an interesting passion and the liquid gold that is produced is perfect for making your own lip balm. It’s a great project to do with the older kids […]
The Untrained Housewife’s Ultimate Guide to Homemade Beauty Products
From homemade hand creams and body oils to DIY shampoos and conditioners, here are The Untrained Housewife’s best recipes for making your own beauty products.
A Different Kind of Self-Sufficient
We have learned a lot about ourselves, about what being self-sufficient really means, and the direction we’re headed.
Create Emergency Survival “Grab and Go” Bags for Your Family
Every family should have grab-and-go emergency bags for potential emergencies. Even young children can help pack a go bag and store it in an easy-to-access place. Make grabbing the survival bags part of your emergency drills with your family.
How to Add Edible Weeds and Wild Herbs to Your Diet
Now is a good time to go foraging for dandelions, nettles and other edible weeds. Here are a few easy ways to use your wildcrafted herbs at home.
Top 5 Homesteading and Farming Books for Beginners
After reading a couple of books, I feel I now know enough that in a few weeks I’ll be buying less of certain vegetables at the Farmer’s Market.
Foraging Tips: Where and How To Pick Wildcrafted Herbs
Foraging is a great way to learn more about the herbs and edible weeds that grow in your area.
Foraging: The Benefits of Eating Edible Weeds and Wildcrafted Herbs
Edible weeds are essentially free, nutritious food that might even grow right on your doorstep.
Five-Minute Homemade Butter
It’s really simple to make your own butter, especially if you have a stand mixer. I’ll show you how.