Whip It, Whip It Good…Homemade Body Butter

Now that you have that song stuck in your head – it’s time for a little DIY! As much as I love spring, it’s a season that’s hard on the hands. All the cleaning, and mucking out stalls and chicken coops, gardening and outdoor work turn my hands dry and cracked, instead of soft and […]

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Saving Heirloom Seeds

The very first time I saved tomato seeds, I screwed up! I didn’t know they had to “ferment” first. I have those suckers pop up outside my hog’s slop feeder, outside compost pins, chicken pens, and in the garden after the boys had a rotten tomato fight. How hard could saving their seeds be? Not […]

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CYA by Starting a CSA

Need to supplement your homestead budget? Why not get the money upfront by starting a CSA? I started out doing a program called Second Harvest, in which I allowed people to come in, harvest, and take home organic produce for free. That helped get my name out. I pick what I need , then I […]

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Mind Your Own Bee’s Wax …Candles!

My favorite candle exudes a faint honey scent; it gives off a golden glow, which makes all seem right in my world. It seems to have a much longer burn time than any of the fancy candles I have received as gifts. Those are just some of a handmade beeswax candle’s charm. Unlike paraffin candles […]

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I’d Like to Tap that…Tree

Times are hard, and homesteading is harder. Fortunately, life on the homestead is rewarding- mind, body, soul, and now financially! As winter wanes and spring approaches, one area that remains untapped (bad pun) is the time-honored tradition of sugar production. Your family can earn extra money sugaring; just a few trees can have you in […]

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