Aronia & Strawberry Gelatin Squares + How to Grow an Aronia Bush

Aronia Gelatin Squares plus How to Grow Aronia

I get excited about a lot of things in life- like my first batch of homemade lard soap turning out awesome, finding a new product to keep deer away from our apple trees, or discovering Aronia berries… and even better, discovering that I can grow them myself. I love when I can grow things myself! These berries are […]

The Best Way to Cook an Old Chicken (Hint: in an electric pressure cooker!)

Instant Pot Chicken 2

For many homesteaders and farmers, chickens are more than backyard pets- they are meat and eggs to feed the family, or possibly a source of income. The reality of farming is that if a chicken isn’t producing or earning her keep, then she’s got to go. They’re business, not something you name and let sit on your […]

Homestead Blog Hop #15 {Featured: Crustless Pumpkin Pie}

Homestead Blog Hop

Welcome Friends and Fellow Homesteaders! As a community, homesteaders have been sharing their knowledge, skills, and home goods with each other for hundreds of years. It’s the essence of who we are! If you were closer, I’d be on my way over with a pint of raw honey and a dozen farm fresh eggs! We’d […]

The BEST Way to Freeze Eggs!

The Best Way to Freeze Eggs FI

Farm fresh eggs: it’s either feast or famine around here! During the long days of summer I’ve got baskets full of eggs and I’m piling them on the kitchen table, the washing machine, and any other flat surface I can find. A good problem to have, I know… And then the days get shorter and […]

Homestead Blog Hop {Featured: Q&A on Raising Pigs}

Homestead Blog Hop

Welcome Friends and Fellow Homesteaders! As a community, homesteaders have been sharing their knowledge, skills, and home goods with each other for hundreds of years. It’s the essence of who we are! If you were closer, I’d be on my way over with a pint of raw honey and a dozen farm fresh eggs! We’d […]

Homemade Organic Baby Chick Starter Feed Recipe {corn-free and soy-free}

Baby Chick Starter Feed Recipe Feature

Thinking about making your own chick starter feed, eh? When we first got our baby chicks, I was determined to be the best chick mother I could possibly be. This involved painstakingly researching exactly what they should eat, being over-protective, and taking waaay too many pictures. There were three things I knew before getting chicks: […]

Homestead Blog Hop #13 {Featured: Different Types of Wood & Uses}

Homestead Blog Hop

Welcome Friends and Fellow Homesteaders! As a community, homesteaders have been sharing their knowledge, skills, and home goods with each other for hundreds of years. It’s the essence of who we are! If you were closer, I’d be on my way over with a pint of raw honey and a dozen farm fresh eggs! We’d […]