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 […]
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.
Use these simple tips to winterize your car and keep you and your family safe during the cold, icy months.
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 […]
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.
We have learned a lot about ourselves, about what being self-sufficient really means, and the direction we’re headed.
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.
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.
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 is a great way to learn more about the herbs and edible weeds that grow in your area.
Edible weeds are essentially free, nutritious food that might even grow right on your doorstep.
It’s really simple to make your own butter, especially if you have a stand mixer. I’ll show you how.